Album Reviews

25
Apr
2010

B.o.B – B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray (Album Review)

Submitted by / 10 years ago / Album Reviews, New Album Releases, New Singles, New Songs

As tracks from this album, due to be released April 27th, have leaked, the expectations for this debut offering from Bobby Ray Simmons have soared. The twenty-one year old is supported on this album by rap heavyweights Eminem, Lupe Fiasco and T.I., which will no doubt increase sales, but also highlight the recognised talents of…

20
Apr
2010

Plan B – The Defamation Of Strickland Banks (Album Review)

Submitted by / 10 years ago / Album Reviews, New Songs

Ben ‘Plan B’ Drew has shed the teenage hoody for his second album as the London-born artist takes significant musical steps away from his first critically-acclaimed album, Who Needs Actions When You Got Words. His first offering, released three years ago, demonstrated his raw rapping talents as well as his colourful language and this combination…

22
Mar
2010

MGMT – Congratulations (Album Review)

Submitted by / 10 years ago / Album Reviews, New Songs

Following up from the success of their debut album, “Oracular Spectacular”, was always going to be a difficult task for the two-piece from band from New York but Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden have tried to use this to their advantage. Wyngarden has described the album as “us trying to deal with all the…

16
Mar
2010

Usher – Raymond v. Raymond (Album)

Submitted by / 10 years ago / Album Reviews, New Songs

Collaborations seem to be all the rage now-a-days and Usher brings in the big guns for his sixth studio album. Vocals from Will.I.Am, Ludacris and T.I. are backed up with production work by Jermaine Dupri and The Neptunes amongst others. Usher Raymond IV, to give the lad his full name, tried to hype up the…

4
Mar
2010

Gorillaz – Plastic Beach (Album Review)

Submitted by / 10 years ago / Album Reviews, New Singles

As is to be expected from a Gorillaz production, their third studio album includes efforts from a vast array of artists creating a new point of reference for collaborative music. Any album that includes input from Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed and The Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music (catchy name right?) is sure to…

24
Feb
2010

Ellie Goulding – Lights (Album Review)

Submitted by / 10 years ago / Album Reviews, New Singles, New Songs

So we have it at last, Ellie Goulding’s debut album “Lights”, which according to the BBC and the BRITS should be our musical highlight of 2010. Of course winning both prestigious awards will have heaped a lot of unexpected pressure on Ellie: pressure on her strength of character and pressure to deliver an album that…