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Post Malone - Beerbongs & Bentleys (Album Review)

It’s very easy to be fooled by some of the bass heavy beats on this, or the cool laid back tones of songs such as “Rockstar” but there is genuinely nothing special about this album. But it’s not terrible. Strange, I know, but hear me out. This is very listenable, you can put this on with your mates around and it just sits in the back around, it doesn’t mean anything and I think Post Malone knows this secretly.

It’s the lyrics I have the biggest problem with, no imagination or personality has gone into any of them, they mean literally nothing. For example, my favourite tune on this album is “Psycho” do I know what it’s about? Absolutely not, he just speaks about trusting no one, humble brag after humble brag and a sweet melodic beat to match. But then again I had such a fun time listening to this album, and I have revisited it when I have no idea what I want to listen to this is just easy to slap on whilst I decide.

I think the track “Over Now” sums up everything that is wrong with thi…

Live Review: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham (31/4/18)

At this point, Noel Gallagher needs no introduction. One of the most widely recognised names in music, along with his brother Liam. After the split of Oasis in 2009, Noel Gallagher formed his High Flying Birds and set about making an album immediately. And whilst Liam saw miniscule success with Beady Eye Noel shot straight to number one on the album charts and scored a top 10 single with AKA.. What A Life. 2 albums on and Noel is that point where he’s ready to experiment and step out of his comfort zone – this paid dividends as Who Built The Moon? Was one of my favourite albums of last year and I’ve had in constant rotation ever since!

This is my second time seeing Noel after catching him in Birmingham on the Chasing Yesterday Tour, and this time was much better. With a new album comes new bangers, and these are arguably more lively, provide a deeper soundscape and you can also belt your lungs out to them. The curiously infectious “Holy Mountain” sounded phenomenal, even with the sc…

PMMR's Corner: The Not So Golden Age of Wireless

We all love to listen to music. If you don’t then I have no idea why you are reading this! And music on the move has become somewhat of a modern-day miracle. We now have an absolute plethora of separate ways in which you can enjoy music whilst out running, walking shopping or in the case of this mild rant, driving.

I have always enjoyed music in my car. I started driving in the eighties when the first thing you did with your new car was buy a radio/cassette and if budgets allowed a couple of decent speakers (I am talking decent then, not now}. The ‘pose’ was to drive down the high street, windows wide open (regardless of weather) with your favourite tunes blasting out the tinny speakers, distorting like mad in the vain hope that someone may find you somehow ‘cool’. It was a tradition. If you were a bit flush you could add a Graphic Equaliser! You would spend all day wiring the thing up and it would sound mildly better than before. It was the way things were done and it was great.

T…

J. Cole - KOD (Album Review)

J. Cole is back with a new album, and at this point I’m quite tired of seeing people surprise drop albums, it has no shock value anymore and it’s just sort of becoming a norm for releases. What happened to 3 singles, an album, and then 1 or 2 more singles? I miss those days – That’s a rant for another time though.

J. Cole has upped the ante this time, taking his supposed “snooze rap” and injecting some life into it. This was needed after the sub-par record that was 4 Your Eyez Only, his weakest project to date in my opinion. Nonetheless, I’m still a big J. Cole fan so I was excited to listen to this project and it’s good to hear him evolving his sound but I still have issues with some of the directions he takes.


For example, the talking/interludes in between songs are rarely required on non-concept albums purely because they don’t add anything other than time to the album and they dramatically lessen the replayability. But Cole has produced some of his more upbeat and yet downbeat …

Why Do We Listen To Soundtracks?

Soundtracks are something I’ve only been getting into lately. It was the Watch_Dogs 2 soundtrack that initially set me on the path to liking them. I can’t quite describe whether or not I’m fully on board with the idea though. You see, there’s two different types of soundtracks. There’s the music from the film, a collection of songs by various artists that appear within the film at some point and there’s the score, the instrumentals that give us a certain type of feeling during the film and are there to build tension and play with our emotions.

The first of those types, I’ve never quite understood. I’m currently listening to the Baby Driver soundtrack as I write this and the songs just aren’t giving me the thrill and excitement that they were during the time I was watching the film (Amazing film by the way, definitely check it out). For example, the songs are all big, bold songs that all fit into some point of Baby’s story during the film whether that be the blistering pace of Run Th…

Introducing... Phoxjaw

Question. First and foremost, where did Phoxjaw come from, how did the band become established?
Phoxjaw:
We were all in bands before Phoxjaw and for whatever reasons they didn't work out. Josh and Danny started Phoxjaw and we then brought in Kieran on drums then after a few months we brought in Glenn as second guitar. Last year Huw joined the band on Keys and that is the story thus far.

Q. How long have you all been playing music?
P:
We've all been playing pretty much since we were about 13/14 years old, Josh met Danny first at a youth organisation where both their previous bands would play at about 15 years old.

Q. Where did the band name, Phoxjaw, originate?
P:
We spoke to an old wizard and he told us tales of an ancient fox older than time itself called Phox and in the the wizards cloak he possessed the jaw bone of the mystical creature hence 'Phoxjaw'.

Q. How would you describe your music to someone who had never heard it?
P:
It's loud, it's heavy, emotional an…