Review: Bastille stray from norm on Doom Days

“Aren’t we all just looking for a little bit of hope these days?” What a daunting task it must be to create a concept album — writing 50 or so minutes of music structured around one theme. But that’s what makes them incredible. Sure, there are plenty of good LPs with no thread between tracks, but something so magical happens when a collection of songs, … Continue reading Review: Bastille stray from norm on Doom Days

Twenty One Pilots perfect their genre-defying artistry with ‘Trench’

Twenty One Pilots have delivered in a way I did not expect with the release of Trench. Hearing the four singles before the album hit, I was left with some mixed feelings. “Levitate” was fantastic, “Jumpsuit” grew on me. The other two, “My Blood” and “Nico And The Niners,” I wasn’t too sure about. However, after finishing a straight-through listen of the album, I’m taken … Continue reading Twenty One Pilots perfect their genre-defying artistry with ‘Trench’

Marshmello’s generic music overpowers Bastille in ‘Happier’

British champs Bastille teamed up with Marshmello to produce the song “Happier,” which is probably the most positive word that will come out of this review.       As an avid fan of Bastille, I’ve rarely had any problems with their musical choices, often declaring them as being one of the most creative and talented acts in the world. As someone with a lot … Continue reading Marshmello’s generic music overpowers Bastille in ‘Happier’

Coldplay’s ‘Hypnotised’ lives up to its name

In anticipation of their upcoming EP Kaleidoscope (out in June), Coldplay has released two brand new – and completely different – songs for our listening pleasure, the first being “Something Just Like This,” their collaboration with EDM duo The Chainsmokers. This song has seen hundreds of millions of plays on YouTube, as well as Spotify, thanks to the popularity of both groups and its ability to … Continue reading Coldplay’s ‘Hypnotised’ lives up to its name