Author: Rich Edge

Secondsmile - Years

Secondsmile - Years

Album review of 'Years' by Secondsmile.Clever music. That's what Secondsmile seem to have got nailed. Not clever, 'I've got a beard and listen to Polish Gypsy Jazz' clever. Just normal clever. Music that brings a...

Review posted on 12th August 2008

Weezer - The Red

Weezer - The Red

Review of The Red Album by Weezer.The process of writing about music and reviewing albums is a complicated one. Does one simply say what one thinks? Is that objective enough? Do you look for the...

Review posted on 12th August 2008

Kong - Blood of a Dove

Kong - Blood of a Dove

Review of 'Blood of a Dove' single by Kong.There's a type of press release that one could describe as an anti press release. Full of lies, half truths and comments about music journalists, one is...

Review posted on 12th August 2008

Exit Ten - Remember the Day

Exit Ten - Remember the Day

Review of 'Remember the Day' by Exit Ten.Having previously suggested that Exit Ten were perhaps destined for deserved greatness, it's perhaps a little disappointing to find out that they're not quite there yet. This bitter...

Review posted on 12th August 2008

Lykke Li - Youth Novels

Lykke Li - Youth Novels

Read our album review for Youth Novels by Lykke Li.Whilst a young Nordic girl with a slightly kooky voice singing slightly breathlessly over quirky indie music might seem rather passé already, this first full length...

Review posted on 25th June 2008

Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs

Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs

Album review of Narrow Stairs by Death Cab For Cutie God this stuff's dangerous. It's intriguing, it's compelling, and slightly mystifying. Remember when music actually meant something? (look around for your rose coloured spectacles of...

Review posted on 18th June 2008

Millencolin - Machine 15

Millencolin - Machine 15

Album review of Machine 15 by Millencolin There appears to be a lot of comedy PowerPoint graphs doing the rounds at present, and if one were of such disposition it would be relatively easy to...

Review posted on 18th June 2008

Between The Trees - The Story And The Song

Between The Trees - The Story And The Song

Between The TreesThe Story And The Song Album Review Well it's not often you can claim to totally embody a particular feeling with a single musical album, but no, Between The Trees can indeed...

Review posted on 10th March 2008

Alec Empire - The Golden Foretaste of Heaven

Alec Empire - The Golden Foretaste of Heaven

Alec EmpireThe Golden Foretaste of Heaven Album Review The sound of New Order smashing Gary Numan in the face with a distortion unit is the hackneyed description that one could use here, or perhaps a...

Review posted on 10th March 2008

Cry For Silence - The Glorious Dead

Cry For Silence - The Glorious Dead

Cry For SilenceThe Glorious Dead Album Review There's obviously something in the water in Watford. First the noisenik assault of Gallows and now Cry For Silence. Despite having a rather obviously metalcore name, these chaps...

Review posted on 10th March 2008

The Mae Shi - Hlllyh

The Mae Shi - Hlllyh

The Mae ShiHlllyh Album Review This is great. No it's weird. Actually I can't decide. I'm sure that I need to prise open my mind with some sort of cerebral pliers for The Mae Shi...

Review posted on 10th March 2008

Editors - Push Your Head Towards The Air

Editors - Push Your Head Towards The Air

Editors Push Your Head Towards The Air Single Review 'Tom Smith is God' proclaimed the pin badges when Editors first broke. Tongue in cheek perhaps, but surely an element of truth. As an album An...

Review posted on 4th March 2008

Serj Tankian - Sky Is Over

Serj Tankian - Sky Is Over

Serj Tankian Sky Is Over Single Review Yes Serj has a distinctive voice. Yes he is a talented chap. Sadly this lacks the depth of any of the System of a Down releases. As they...

Review posted on 4th March 2008

Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire

Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire

Bullet For My Valentine Scream Aim Fire Album Review And lo did the masses pray unto the gods of metal. The gods, although fickle, did indeed answer the prayers, and Scream Aim Fire was birthed...

Review posted on 4th March 2008

Forward Russia - Life Processes

Forward Russia - Life Processes

¡Forward, Russia!Life Processes Album Review Despite it being a clichéd way to review a second album, Life Processes is indeed a more mature offering than previous Forward Russia material. Having said this, it was always...

Review posted on 4th March 2008

The Young Knives - Up All Night

The Young Knives - Up All Night

The Young Knives Up All Night Single Review Despite being the hottest thing to emerge from Ashby-de-la-Zouch since KP crisps, it would seem that the Young Knives have yet to achieve their full potential. Although...

Review posted on 4th March 2008

Gallows - Just Because You Sleep Next To Me Doesn't Mean You're Safe

Gallows - Just Because You Sleep Next To Me Doesn't Mean You're Safe

Gallows Just Because You Sleep Next To Me Doesn't Mean You're Safe Single Review Just like the often-mentioned 'difficult' third album that some bands experience, there seems to be a point with young hip newcomers...

Review posted on 4th March 2008

Black Lips - Veni Vidi Vici

Black Lips - Veni Vidi Vici

Black Lips Veni Vidi Vici Single Review 'Dirty Psychedelic Flower Punks'? Please - how long did that piece of descriptive drivel take to come up with? Black Lips sound like the mutant, bastard offspring of...

Review posted on 7th January 2008

PJ Harvey - The Piano

PJ Harvey - The Piano

PJ Harvey The Piano Single Review Sometimes a song seems so fragile that you almost daren't breathe whilst listening, for fear of damaging the delicacy of the moment somehow. The Piano is one of those...

Review posted on 7th January 2008

Queens Of The Stone Age - Make It Wit Chu

Queens Of The Stone Age - Make It Wit Chu

Queens of the Stone Age Make It Wit Chu Single Review Yes, the Prince of Tedium appears to be trying to foist another tepid offering on the masses. It's hard to believe, but this platter...

Review posted on 7th January 2008

Gay For Johnny Depp - The Politics of Cruelty

Gay For Johnny Depp - The Politics of Cruelty

Gay For Johnny DeppThe Politics of CrueltyAlbum Review A joyous, spasmodic outburst of frenzy, 'The Politics of Cruelty' is the first full-length release from Gay For Johnny Depp. Whether you want to label it screamo...

Review posted on 5th November 2007

Elliot Minor - The White One is Evil

Elliot Minor - The White One is Evil

Elliot MinorThe White One is EvilSingle Review 'What the hell is this?' can surely be the only first words one can utter when faced with the sonic strangeness that is Elliot Minor's third single. Dancing...

Review posted on 5th November 2007

Hundred Reasons - No Way Back

Hundred Reasons - No Way Back

Hundred ReasonsNo Way BackSingle Review This is so radio friendly that it wouldn't be too hard to imagine the single taking radio the local boozer, paying for drinks all night then giving it a life...

Review posted on 5th November 2007

Skindred - RatRace

Skindred - RatRace

SkindredRatRaceSingle Review Skindred are always likely to be able remain the finest Ragga Metal to ever come out of Wales, simply because there's no one else actually doing what they do in the valleys. Despite...

Review posted on 5th November 2007

The Zico Chain - Food

The Zico Chain - Food

The Zico ChainFoodSingle Review Still bubbling under on the scene despite Download festival appearances and a quality mini album release, one can imagine that the Zico Chain are looking for their first full length album...

Review posted on 5th November 2007

Nine Black Alps - Bitter End

Nine Black Alps - Bitter End

Nine Black AlpsBitter End Single Review Music like this honestly appears to lack any valid purpose. When you have innumerate northern Brit indie bands already in existence, what is the point in making any more...

Review posted on 25th September 2007

hilm - Kiss of Dawn

hilm - Kiss of Dawn

HIMKiss of DawnSingle Review This really is a game of two halves. Chunky riff-work ushers in another fine piece of work from the Finns, with Mr Valo's silky smooth vocals purring over the top. The...

Review posted on 25th September 2007

Manic Street Preachers - Indian Summer

Manic Street Preachers - Indian Summer

Manic Street PreachersIndian Summer Single Review In some ways this is classic, by the numbers Manic Street Preachers. Catchy, picked riffs and a chorus with a "dah dah-dah" refrain not unlike A Design For Life....

Review posted on 25th September 2007

Gallows - In The Belly of A Shark

Gallows - In The Belly of A Shark

GallowsIn The Belly of A Shark Single ReviewGallows must be a bunch of very pleased chaps. From toiling on the underground circuit to sold out gigs, Radio 1 airplay and plaudits aplenty, it doesn't get...

Review posted on 25th September 2007

Meet Me In St. Louis - Variations on Swing

Meet Me In St. Louis - Variations on Swing

Meet Me In St LouisVariations on Swing Album ReviewNever judge a book by its cover they say - good advice, as sometimes it's actually a completely different book slipped inside the cover. With a name...

Review posted on 25th September 2007

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