Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Rina Sawayama’s SAWAYAMA

April 20, 2020 | By
ALBUM REVIEW: Rina Sawayama’s SAWAYAMA

  The British-Japanese Pop Artist Returns for a Triumphant Debut Record   SAWAYAMA is the debut studio album via Dirty Hit, of singer/songwriter/model/etc. Rina Sawayama. Born in Japan and raised in England in the mid 90s, much of her earlier life was spent between London and Tokyo. In the early 2000s, Rina attended Cambridge University […]

Read More

Albums For The Apocalypse #7: Spiritualized’s ‘Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating In Space’

March 30, 2020 | By
Albums For The Apocalypse #7: Spiritualized’s ‘Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating In Space’

Imagine you’re sitting in your house reading this article. Imagine you’re in that house with your family, and that there are millions of people sitting in their own homes with their own families doing something very similar. Imagine you and all those millions, billions, trillions of people are situated on a massive rock; though the […]

Read More

Albums for The Apocalypse #6: Minutemen’s “Double Nickels on the Dime”

March 29, 2020 | By
Albums for The Apocalypse #6: Minutemen’s “Double Nickels on the Dime”

Long ago, now some 40 years ago, several bands emerged from the budding punk rock scene that would change the landscape of music forever. Among the greats, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, The Misfits, one band stood out above the rest. A band that chose to go against the usual three chord riff and repetitive choruses […]

Read More

Albums For The Apocalypse #5: Beach House’s “Bloom”

March 29, 2020 | By
Albums For The Apocalypse #5: Beach House’s “Bloom”

I was going to start off by saying that Bloom is to dream pop what Loveless is to shoegaze; but the more I thought about it, the more I realized they’re more or less the same genre. Then again, Bloom isn’t what I would consider to be an entirely dream pop affair. With song structures […]

Read More

Albums for The Apocalypse #4: Hüsker Dü’s “Zen Arcade”

March 23, 2020 | By
Albums for The Apocalypse #4: Hüsker Dü’s “Zen Arcade”

              As someone who prides himself on his interest in all things punk, thrash, and hardcore (as well as being the only DJ at WXCI who strictly plays these genres) my answer for the greatest punk album of all time is cemented clearly in my mind. It’s the magnum opus of the crowning jewel […]

Read More