Posts tagged "jazz"

Album artwork of 'Starfire' by Jaga Jazzist

Starfire Jaga Jazzist

A model of casual listening. It bustles along quite happily, from section to section, from track to track, and then it's over and you don't regret having listened to it.

Album artwork of 'Blackstar' by David Bowie

Blackstar David Bowie

A portal into the world of remembrances that grief gives birth to... and the last word. Trust Bowie to turn dying into performance art.

The cast of 'Green Wing'

‘Green Wing’ soundtrack remains a quirky gem

Trellis’s soundtrack for Green Wing takes influence from jazz, latin, and classical music and melds them together exceedingly well.

By Andrew Bridge

Album artwork of 'Dissociation' by The Dillinger Escape Plan

Dissociation The Dillinger Escape Plan

Furious metal rackets trade blows with soft, elegant jazz fusion and string arrangements, and the whole exchange is gorgeous and horrible at the same time.

Album artwork of 'Drunk' by Thundercat

Drunk Thundercat

Thundercat doesn’t want to exhaust an idea, getting in and out of a song as soon as possible, but that doesn't keep the album from being exhausting.

Artwork combining the faces of Fletcher and Neiman from the film 'Whiplash'

Keep Playing: the fire at the heart of ‘Whiplash’

However grotesque Terence Fletcher may be, he leaves the impression he does because we recognise him in ourselves and understand his value.

By Frederick O'Brien

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

All the Pigs, All Lined Up: Nine Inch Nails’ studio albums ranked

For years now the music of Trent Reznor has proved to be, yes, The Perfect Drug. Here lies my worst-to-best list of Nine Inch Nails studio albums.

By André Dack

Album artwork of 'Kind of Blue' by Miles Davis

Kind of Blue Miles Davis

Each player is a master of their craft, yet not one of them flaunts their talent. Kind of Blue plays out like a beautiful alien language.

Album artwork of 'Bad Witch' by Nine Inch nails

Bad Witch Nine Inch nails

This is most downright exciting NIN album in quite some time. This is a grubby, disheveled, and damaged album composed, produced, and arranged as such.

Album artwork of 'Cosmogramma' by Flying Lotus

Cosmogramma Flying Lotus

Cosmogramma is a stunning showcase of music made, or at the very least assisted by, computers. Time has only proved it to be a genuine modern masterpiece.