Posts tagged "pop rock"

Album artwork of 'Demon Days' by Gorillaz

Demon Days Gorillaz

A cartoonish odyssey bristling with creative energy. The whimsy of the band's debut album is replaced by a biting sombreness very much of the 21st century.

Album artwork of 'Drones' by Muse

Drones Muse

The opening third is nothing to write home about, the middle section is terrific, and the last twenty minutes are ludicrous. Drones is the full Muse package.

Album artwork of 'My Love Is Cool' by Wolf Alice

My Love Is Cool Wolf Alice

A record that’s unabashed and vibrant and full of potential. Wolf Alice show glimpses of what's to come, straddling genres with almost childlike enthusiasm.

Album artwork of 'St. Vincent' by St. Vincent

St. Vincent St. Vincent

Capturing the middle ground between passion and precision, Annie Clark’s sound here can only be described as some sort of melodic computer malfunction.

Album artwork of 'Jarvis' by Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Jarvis Cocker

This is pop music for the mature listener; easy to consume, enjoyable enough, but flimsy and a little watered down compared to Cocker's work with Pulp.

Album artwork of 'Purple Rain' by Prince

Purple Rain Prince

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.

Album artwork of 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' by The Flaming Lips

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots The Flaming Lips

The album functions best as a fantastical journey of curious thoughts and emotions. It’s clumsy, yet very loveable, and there’s nothing else quite like it.

Album artwork of 'Little Fictions' by Elbow

Little Fictions Elbow

Little Fictions is the sound of contentedness. It’s pleasant, it’s gentle, it’s unassuming... sometimes it even threatens to be gorgeous, yet it's barely there at all.

Album artwork of 'How Did We Get So Dark?' by Royal Blood

How Did We Get So Dark? Royal Blood

There isn't much substance here. The album gives a far clearer impression of who Royal Blood want to sound like than it does what their actual vibe is.

Album artwork of 'Something to Tell You' by Haim

Something to Tell You Haim

An album of inoffensive and enjoyable pop music. With strong instrumentals that step above the norm, the shiny production is actually surplus to requirements.