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Our 10 Favourite Singles of 2018

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10. “EveryBody’s Coming to My House” // David Byrne ­ Fred Let’s not pretend otherwise — a lot of artists put out dreadful stuff in their autumn years. And that’s to say nothing of those who put out dross at the peak of their powers. David Byrne picks and chooses his moments, and it showed… Read more »

André and Fred listen to r/qotsa’s Best Of album

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This is part of a series in which two or more members of the Audioxide team listen to an album for the first time. Any moments of interest or insight are purely coincidental.     [“You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire”] André Still one of my favourite album opener of… Read more »

Our 10 Favourite Albums of 2017

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2015 // 2016 // 2017   10. Last Place // Grandaddy Michael You’d be forgiven for forgetting that Grandaddy even released a record this year, given that seemingly everybody in the music press has. Indeed, though the band returned from an eleven-year hiatus to largely positive reviews, nominative determinism’s Last Place hasn’t been the subject of much… Read more »

Our 10 Favourite Tracks of 2017

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10. “Humble.” // Kendrick Lamar Marcus “HUMBLE.”’s pre-album release worked as a simultaneous bookend to the themes and musical direction of To Pimp a Butterfly, and a spectacular act of misdirection. Following “The Heart Part IV”, The Young Pope comes back into the ring in a fighting mood, looking to throw weight behind his perfectly… Read more »

Our Biggest Disappointments of 2017

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2017 has been a wonderful year for music, but alas, it’s time to put on our cynical hats. The artists featured here have set such a standard that it becomes naturally upsetting when they fall considerably short. As you read us trash your favourite artist, try to remember that we are all fans here. Besides,… Read more »

“Looks like Oaysis have competition” – André and Fred listen to Liam Gallagher

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This is part of a series in which two or more members of the Audioxide team listen to an album for the first time. Any instances of interest or insight are purely coincidental. [“Wall of Glass”] Fred This was a pretty pleasant surprise when it came out André I enjoy this, yeah. I remember being pleasantly surprised… Read more »

“This is like a classy Disney tune” – André and Fred listen to Lorde

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This is part of a series in which two or more members of the Audioxide team listen to an album for the first time. Any instances of interest or insight are purely coincidental. [“Green Light”] André Well the album title is fitting. Oh, wait. Is this turning into a house track? Fred Good grief. The roof on my… Read more »

2 + 2 = 9: Ranking Radiohead’s Studio Albums

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05.06.02017 This may surprise you, but here at Audioxide, we quite like Radiohead. For each of us, the band played a significant role in our own music development — a circumstance that is not so much coincidental as it is common among a certain demographic. Indeed, Radiohead are not just a masterful rock band, but also… Read more »

Our 10 Favourite Albums of 2016

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2015 // 2016 // 2017   10. THE LIFE OF PABLO // Kanye West ANDREW When we reviewed Kanye West’s latest discography entry, The Life of Pablo, the media circus surrounding him and the new release gave me a negative bias: I wanted to hate it. Despite everything though, the album has become one of the most memorable releases of the year,… Read more »

Our 10 Favourite Tracks of 2016

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10. “Pripyat” // Mogwai ANDRÉ Much of Mogwai’s latest record/soundtrack is exceedingly beautiful, at times bordering on the realms of tranquility. “Pripyat”, with its ever-evolving drones and boisterous crescendos, is the terrifying exception. Named after the abandoned town in Ukraine that was subject to a tragic nuclear disaster 30 years ago, the track is utterly relentless… Read more »