Liam Gallagher – As You Were 

Liam Gallagher, you either hate him or you love him, but you can’t deny, the guy has talent, style and charisma. After the very public break up of Oasis and then short career of rebound band Beady Eye, Liam has returned to the music scene as a “solo” act and with a new album As You…

Neck Deep – The Peace and The Panic

Neck Deep are back with album number three, The Peace and The Panic, and everyone’s favourite punk kids from Wales are in near perfect form. Following the success of the fantastic album Life’s Not Out To Get You, the guys have had to face the challenge of trying to top it. Well they ended up not…

Jake Bugg – Hearts That Strain

Jake Bugg returns with his fourth album after just over a year since his disastrous album On My One. Hearts That Strain is a slight return to form for Jake as he tries to bury the embarrassing attempt at rap and stick to what he knows which is his voice and his guitar. Well unfortunately he doesn’t…

Macklemore – Gemini 

Macklemore minus Ryan Lewis, does it work? Well sorta? Gemini is his first solo album since his explosive international success with producer Ryan Lewis, and it doesn’t quiet hit the same heights as previous works. With a featured artist on nearly every song, Macklemore expresses themes of success, reflection and building up his ego.  Now…

Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold 

Everybody’s favourite rock band, Foo Fighters are back with their brand new album Conrete and Gold. As expected the boys live up to the rock god status that they deserve and continue to prove that music can actually mean something. Once again frontman Dave Grohl endures the perception of modern music and writes with complete honesty…

Four Year Strong – Some Of You Will Like This, Some Of You Won’t

Four Year Strong are back with a slightly different release than usual, a quieter version of the melodic post-hardcore pop punk band that I love. I myself usually aren’t big on acoustic albums, but for this one I happened to enjoy it more than I expected. Four Year Strong are known for their hard hitting…

Lorde – Melodrama

I’ll be dead serious, I never was a Lorde fan. I never listened to Pure Heroine and I didn’t care for the singles released off that album. But since I work at a CD store and have access to many new releases I decided to check her new album Melodrama, just to see what I’m…

Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark? 

If you haven’t heard of Royal Blood yet you need to get on it asap! Seriously! The dynamic duo are back with their second album How Did We Get So Dark? and it is an absolute treat. Drums, bass and vocals, that’s all there is and yet they sound huge, due to Mike Kerr‘s bass sounding like…

Silverstein – Dead Reflection

Silverstein are back with their ninth album, Dead Reflection after the longest break between  albums they have had in their career. As soon as I saw the album cover I knew I was in for something different, the cover straying away from typical designs of previous releases and showing restraint and simplicity I thought to myself,…

Our Last Night – Selective Hearing 

Our Last Night have released their new EP Selective Hearing, and at first I wasn’t really excited to hear this one, but I actually was pleasantly surprised. I’ve been listening to these guys since their debut album, The Ghosts Among Us, which is my favourite release by them and unfortunately I’ve lost a lot of…

Linkin Park – Meteora

After hearing the shocking and devastating news of Chester Bennington I knew I had to pay my respects and review my favourite album by Linkin Park. The follow up to their huge debut album Hybrid Theory was the truly epic Meteora, released in 2003. I was 11 the first time I heard it and it was the…

Lael – Phoenix 

Lael, or Jeff Schneeweis, or “that dude from Number One Gun“. Jeff is a seriously talented guy, not just for his musicianship or writing abilities but as a producer too. Acts such as Anberlin, Hawthorne Heights and Brighten all owe it to him for creating such awesome sounds for their releases and he is a massive…