May 02016 on Audioxide

04.06.02016


It’s been a reflective affair this month. Between Prince, James Blake, and Radiohead (who have really put us through the mill, the dears), the listening has been nothing if not bittersweet. As far as quality goes, though, rarely in our humble history have we had a better month of music to be getting on with. It has been a pleasure to share in some old classics together, and the new releases have prompted some of our best album discussions to date. Additionally, André and Andrew have begun to flex their writing muscles on the article front, penning their thoughts on subjects ranging from Britain’s recent grime export to Richard Ashcroft’s Space Jam-worthy fall from grace. All in all, it’s been a good few weeks. Plenty to be catching up on, and plenty more to come. We hope you enjoy.

 

Album reviews


 

may 4thPurple Rain

prince // purple rain

“Purple Rain was the monumental record that truly cemented Prince’s position of power and distinguished him from his peers. It’s an endearing record of mystery and wonder, deftly inheriting elements from a wide selection of genres that amalgamate to create a category of its own.

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MAY 11THThe Colour of Anything

JAMES BLAKE // THE COLOUR IN ANYTHING

For an album that clocks in well over the hour mark, it’s regrettably unambitious and even a little safe. Dare I say it; this is effectively James Blake on autopilot. There is little progression between this and Overgrown to convince those who are yet to be sold on his passive style of song writing.

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MAY 18THA Moon Shaped Pool

RADIOHEAD // A MOON SHAPED POOL

A daunting experience that revels in its sorrow. It picks from the past to create a meaningful, deeply reflective work. Radiohead have produced better records, but never before has their desolation sounded so gorgeous.

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MAY 25THOK Computer

RADIOHEAD // OK COMPUTER

Its release in 1997 captured a moment in time that was somehow ahead of its own. To merely brand it a landmark of the ’90s is a disservice to its insight—in 2016, OK Computer is as relevant now as ever, both culturally and sonically.

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articles


 

MAY 3rd

‘RADIOHEAD TEASE CONTINUES WITH “BURN THE WITCH”‘

/André

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MAY 6TH

‘JAMES BLAKE RETURNS WITH SOUL AND EXPERIMENTATION’

/Andrew

Read the article here

 

MAY 9TH

”BOTTOMLESS PIT’ SHOWS DEATH GRIPS ODDITIES ARE STILL NO GIMMICK’

/André

Read the article here

 

MAY 23rdAshcroft watching his spark float away.

‘RICHARD ASHCROFT WASTING HIS NORTHERN SOUL’

/André

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MAY 27th

‘PATTERNPUSHER’S “STILL” A STATEMENT OF INTENT’

/André

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MAY 30THAlbum cover for Skepta - Konnichiwa

‘SKEPTA RETURNS WITH INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT’

/Andrew

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