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‘Music To Be Murdered By’ is Eminem mediocrity at best

Three stars. Eminem’s meteoric rise to the top of rap in the 2000s was unexpected, to say the least. Yet with every album he releases, he tarnishes the work that made his early work so good. Music To Be Murdered By lacks a lot of the infectious energy and witty lyrics from earlier albums, but […]

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Travis Scott releases ‘HIGHEST IN THE ROOM’

Travis Scott is God; cloud surfing, Kylie Jenner his holy Queen, their Calabasas cupid in her arms. It’s all plastic, they’ve broken up anyways and their separation is the PR companion to his single ‘HIGHEST IN THE ROOM’. The song begins, a spindling flute shakes up to the sky, really fragile and quivering, it reaches him. And a waving and rolling belly string takes […]

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Boards of Canada return with previously unreleased ‘XYZ’

Against all cultural expectations, a small town on the east coast of Scotland birthed some of the most boundary-pushing and captivating IDM to have ever been produced: Boards of Canada’s ‘Music Has the Right to Children’ and ‘Geogaddi’. Nearly two decades on from these monumental releases, no artist has quite approached the same standards from […]

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Slipknot – 5: The Gray Chapter

After a six year wait, Slipknot, renowned for their devout following, have treated their disciples to a brand-spanking-new album, entitled 5: The Gray Chapter. Corey Taylor has described the album as a cross between all-time classic metal album Iowa and the decidedly more artsy Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses record, and that seems to be a perfectly apt description of the record.