Posts tagged "post punk"

Album artwork of 'Power, Corruption & Lies' by New Order

Power, Corruption & Lies New Order

The catchy riffs and toe-tapping beats are there, but that's precisely the problem - stubborn in nature, with very little desire to change, they are just there.

Album artwork of '9' by Public Image Ltd

9 Public Image Ltd

It isn’t a classic, it isn’t conventional, it’s oftentimes a bit daft, but the record does what it does terribly well. A loud and peppy splash of creativity.

Album artwork of 'Adore Life' by Savages

Adore Life Savages

The vitality that makes Savages so appealing is too often replaced by a softer blend of turmoil that isn’t as rewarding, nor a progression in sound.

Single artwork of "Still" by PatternPusher
Album artwork of 'Preoccupations' by Preoccupations

Preoccupations Preoccupations

It’s an intensely focused musical space, guided by a vocal delivery that seems simultaneously lethargic and passionate. Post-punk is rarely more unsettling.

Album artwork of 'This Nation’s Saving Grace' by The Fall

This Nation’s Saving Grace The Fall

There’s a lot to be said for the album’s quirks, but when all is said and done, This Nation’s Saving Grace is in fact a great album in its own right.

Black and white photograph of Morrissey surrounded by smoke

The ’80s according to Stewart Lee

The most miserable man in comedy has five favourite albums from everyone's least favourite decade. We explore Stewart Lee's highlights of the '80s.

By Frederick O'Brien

Album artwork of 'Joy as an Act of Resistance' by Idles

Joy as an Act of Resistance Idles

Joy as an Act of Resistance is refreshingly sincere and positive in a time where artists are finding it easy to sensationalise and despair.

Album artwork of 'Let Love In' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Let Love In Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

The arrangements are expansive and diverse, with coarse guitars blending between the lines of timpani, bells, piano, and organ. Lots of organ.

Album artwork of Lovely mutant cauliflower by This frilly ape

This frilly ape's 'Lovely mutant cauliflower' as weird and wonderful as it sounds

It's quite the fusion of sounds, and huge credit goes to Rumerio for creating something so distinctive. It's rather captivating, truth be told.

By André Dack