Melchor Lullaby Hotline Vol. 1

Sometimes you find that, as cliché as it may be, the age-old adage ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ really does ring true. That’s exactly what happened to me when I first came across Adam Melchor’s debut album, Melchor Lullaby Hotline Vol. 1. Now, straight off the bat we have to acknowledge some bigContinue reading “Melchor Lullaby Hotline Vol. 1”

Red (Taylor’s Version)

Many musicians have that one album, their magnum opus, the one fans point to as the pinnacle of their career, the distillation of everything that makes the artist great. Few are lucky enough to have more than one such album, but, with various sonically and visually distinct eras, Taylor Swift managed to become one ofContinue reading “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Imagination Run Wild

It’s 2019, and Taylor Swift is fully committed to her life as a pop star, continuing to explore the sounds that had defined her last two albums, 1989 and Reputation. The album, Lover, launches and, while still incredibly successful, the singles don’t quite reach the heights of those on previous albums, and the era feelsContinue reading “Imagination Run Wild”

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!”

Ranked: Perfume Genius’ Songs (Part 4)

In 2020, in the early days of lockdown, Perfume Genius (real name Mike Hadreas) released his fifth studio album, the dark and brooding Set My Heart On Fire Immediately. Now that the dust has settled, let’s take a look back over his records and separate the stunners from the… others. 10. Too Bright, Too Bright (2014) InContinue reading “Ranked: Perfume Genius’ Songs (Part 4)”

Ranked: Perfume Genius’ Songs (Part 3)

In 2020, in the early days of lockdown, Perfume Genius (real name Mike Hadreas) released his fifth studio album, the dark and brooding Set My Heart On Fire Immediately. Now that the dust has settled, let’s take a look back over his records and separate the stunners from the… others. 20. 17, Put Your Back N 2Continue reading “Ranked: Perfume Genius’ Songs (Part 3)”