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The New Wave – Dave’s Review

Opening track, Daftendirekt gives a good flavour of what’s to come from Daft Punk’s debut album, Homework. Repeated beats, the layered structure of the song with clicks, percussion and riffs floating in an out, and the whole way through you can’t help … Continue reading

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Teach me how to feel – Fran’s Review

This album took a while to grow on me, and I think I worked out why. It’s not that I don’t like poetry and imagery in music, it’s just that I prefer it dressed up with as much melodrama as possible – Kate … Continue reading

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Glistening under a Sea of Blue – Dave’s Review

Joni Mitchell’s 1971 album Blue is a calm, acoustic, heartfelt record. It’s easy to drift away with the music and Joni’s delicate voice, but if you dig into the lyrics, the album begins to flourish. Opener All I Want is an open-hearted, … Continue reading

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Violently Happy – Fran’s Review

Björk’s second album Debut is a weird and wonderful slice of the 90s. Rocketing between styles, the album is loud and quiet, fast and slow, modern and classical.  I didn’t understand at first why Dave classified this as Alternative Dance when much of … Continue reading

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Consistently Varied Debut – Dave’s Review

Björk’s Debut is a varied album, full of character, mixing elements of classic house and trip hop with more mellow pop, featuring a range of brass, percussion, strings, and electronic instrumentation. Percussion plays a key role in many of the … Continue reading

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It’s OK with me – Fran’s Review

So I’ll keep this short, because I have a feeling Dave won’t! I really enjoyed listening to OK Computer this fortnight. It’s an incredibly bleak album, full of disillusionment, but it is beautifully done. My favourite part of the record is the … Continue reading

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OK Computer – Dave’s Review

In a time when offices were still getting to grips with Windows 95, Radiohead were depicting the lonely, paranoid, depressing digital world we were about to enter. Throw in some deceitful politicians, traffic jams, and alien abduction, as we explore the … Continue reading

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