Album Review: The xx – I See You

Release Date: January 13th 2017 Label: Young Turks Genre: Alternative Dance, Dream Pop, Indie Pop The xx have come through with their fullest, richest and most sonically engaging record to date, but one that ultimately falls short of what it could have been.  The xx broke out with the release of their debut album, xx, in 2009 to critical acclaim, and although some of the tracks off of … Continue reading Album Review: The xx – I See You

Top 50 Albums of 2016 (Part Five: 10-01)

Here we are! My ten favourite full-length releases of 2016. Although I have tried my best to rank this list, the top twenty has continued to fluctuate in position almost daily, so this top ten should probably be taken with a grain of salt. However, I truly believe that these ten records are all incredible and without question among the year’s best.    10- Frank … Continue reading Top 50 Albums of 2016 (Part Five: 10-01)

Top 50 Albums of 2016 (Part Four: 20-11)

We have reached the top twenty of my favourite full-length albums of 2016, with classic comebacks, career-defining records and outstanding debuts all making the cut.   20- Parquet Courts – Human Performance (Rough Trade) Human Performance is without question Parquet Courts’ finest work to date due to the energy and vibrancy that permeates through every track. Sometimes this energy is infectious and catchy (Berlin Got … Continue reading Top 50 Albums of 2016 (Part Four: 20-11)

Top 50 Albums of 2016 (Part Three: 30-21)

Part three of my favourite albums of 2016 includes one of 2016’s most emotional records, sizzling psychedelic and garage rock, Australian BritPop, a funk odyssey and one of the years prettiest rap albums- plus a heap more.    30- DMA’s – Hills End (I Oh You!) DMA’s have been one of Australia’s most buzzed about bands in recent years, and Hills End marks that such … Continue reading Top 50 Albums of 2016 (Part Three: 30-21)

Top 50 Albums of 2016 (Part Two: 40-31)

Part two of my favourite albums of 2016 is full of noise, grime, post rock and so much more. 40- Preoccupations – Preoccupations (Jagjaguwar) The band formerly known as Viet Cong may have changed their name, but they have definitely not changed their sound or ability to deliver a solid combination of post-punk, indie rock, art rock and noise rock. Preoccupations is a tense listen … Continue reading Top 50 Albums of 2016 (Part Two: 40-31)

Top 50 Albums of 2016 (Honourable Mentions)

I listened to a lot of music in 2016, and I loved a hell of a lot of it. Here is a quick roundup of some albums that I seriously enjoyed this year, but not quite enough to crack my top 50.  If you haven’t checked out any of these records, please do when you have an opportunity- they’re certainly worth a shot! A.B. Original – … Continue reading Top 50 Albums of 2016 (Honourable Mentions)