Posts tagged "punk"

Album artwork of 'My Aim Is True' by Elvis Costello

My Aim Is True Elvis Costello

There is a remarkable confidence to the record that you wouldn’t usually expect from a debut, which is a testament to Costello’s immense musical capabilities.

Album artwork of 'Rocket to Russia' by Ramones

Rocket to Russia Ramones

There’s a mindlessness to the instrumentation, lyricism, and vocals that is devoid of surprises. The 32-minute runtime blasts by as a blur of repetitive noise.

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 'Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables' by Dead Kennedys

Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables Dead Kennedys

Dead Kennedys' iconic debut still boasts some of the most brilliant and uncompromisingly cynical songs that punk has ever seen.

Album artwork of 'Ultra Mono' by IDLES

Ultra Mono IDLES

There is a huge amount of musical and lyrical ingenuity to enjoy here, with strong messages, jovial piss takes, and Joe Talbot as the megaphoned town crier.

Album artwork of 'Tago Mago' by Can

Tago Mago Can

The record listens like an all-night jam at an impossibly cool bohemian gettogether. It’s funky, relaxed, audacious, exhausting... but above all, it’s brilliant.

Album artwork of 'Is 4 Lovers' by Death from Above 1979

Is 4 Lovers Death from Above 1979

A rock record produced like a dance record, with endless amounts of saturation and compression applied to, well, everything. This is a failed experiment.

Album artwork of 'Blue Weekend' by Wolf Alice

Blue Weekend Wolf Alice

Ellie Rowsell’s drift between spoken-word musings and operatic soarings is alive and well, and the band as a whole is as simpatico as ever - if not moreso.

Album artwork of 'Is This It' by The Strokes

Is This It The Strokes

Each note of every individual performance is captured and presented perfectly, with the ragged spirit of the band left intact. It’s scruffy yet masterful.

Album artwork of 'CRAWLER' by IDLES


IDLES’ most considered, sonically thoughtful, and complex release to date, taking the band down a new path while preserving their strengths.