Monthly Archives: February 2014

Time for Haim

For my second nomination of 2014, I choose Haim’s debut album Days Are Gone. Days Are Gone was released in Summer 2013 with a reasonable level of hype, and has been recommended to me by a few people. It features the three Haim sisters, … Continue reading

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Watch out for the Lazer – Fran’s Review

Well Free the Universe by Major Lazer was certainly a listening adventure! Averaging around three collaborations per track this is a really busy album. There are a few unexpected names in the list such as Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, and … Continue reading

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Reach For The Stars – Dave’s Review

With its star-studded list of collaborators, it is little surprise that Major Lazer’s Free The Universe is has spawned eight singles, making it feel a lot like a greatest hits album. Working with so many people has created a wonderful … Continue reading

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Milk It – Moderat @ KOKO 11/02/2014

Last week Dave and I took a break from listening to this fortnight’s album, and went to see Moderat at my new favourite venue. KOKO in Camden is a converted theatre, and a beautiful gig venue. With at least four … Continue reading

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Crazy Electro Reggae Party Time

Next up on our adventure is Major Lazer’s second album, Free The Universe, released in April 2013. I’m heading to Sonar Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland this week and Major Lazer is headlining this chilly, electronic fest. Major Lazer is a … Continue reading

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Moderatly mellow – Fran’s Review

Moderat II opens with a pretty pointless instrumental, but it quickly makes up for this with the excellent second track Bad Kingdom. With its relaxed upbeat vibe and soaring vocals, Bad Kingdom is a track to groove to.  The rest of the album continues in much … Continue reading

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Two vs. One – Dave’s Review

I should start this review by letting you know that Moderat’s first album, Moderat, is one of my favourite albums ever, so I had very high expectations of their follow-up, II. So much so, I decided to buy the deluxe vinyl … Continue reading

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