Posts tagged "swans"

Album artwork of 'The Glowing Man' by Swans

The Glowing Man Swans

The Glowing Man is a rewarding experience, if not always a pleasant one. It’s healthy for ears to be bombarded with music like this every now and then.

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 '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 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct' by Metallica

“Show those ruffians how it’s done” – André and Fred listen to Metallica

Metallica roll back the years with a tight, rollicking ride, wiping the smug looks off our faces in the process.

By André Dack & Frederick O'Brien

Collage of the first 150 albums reviewed by Audioxide

Statsioxide: our first 150 reviews in numbers

Reviews make a lot more sense when they can be put into context. After passing 150 albums reviewed we thought it was high time to look at the statistics.

By Frederick O'Brien

Album artwork of 'For the first time' by Black Country, New Road

For the first time Black Country, New Road

A blend of teenage angst and a primordial, animalistic sense of something lurking beneath a thin surface, a beastly shape clawing at the other side.