Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Americana incarnate, Lana Del Rey finally arrives on her fifth album, which shows the culmination of the skills she had spent honing over the seven years since her debut, Born To Die, arrived on shelves back in 2012. That’s not to say Del Rey hasn’t released good music before – that debut was important inContinue reading “Norman Fucking Rockwell!”

Folklore – Taylor Swift

It’s been a rocky few years for good old Taylor Swift. In 2014, she released the all-conquering 1989, a massive era for the star with hits such as Shake It Off, Blank Space and the brilliant Style. 1989 was an album of shimmering pop goodness, addictive, sugary confections that hit in all of the rightContinue reading “Folklore – Taylor Swift”

Set My Heart On Fire Immediately – Perfume Genius

On his debut album, Learning, Perfume Genius (real name Mike Hadreas) kicked things off with the ever cheery line ‘no one will answer your prayers’. Now, with his fifth: ‘half of my whole life is gone‘. He has a thing for dramatic starts. Compared with the bombast of No Shape‘s Otherside, Whole Life is aContinue reading “Set My Heart On Fire Immediately – Perfume Genius”

Notes On A Conditional Form – The 1975

It’s been a long time coming, but here, in May 2020, we finally have the conclusion to The 1975’s third ‘era’ – Music For Cars, which began with their third album, the momentous A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. This fourth album began its journey into our ears almost one year ago, with the releaseContinue reading “Notes On A Conditional Form – The 1975”