Daughter – “Not To Disappear” (2016) // Album Review

In 2013, Daughter released one of the most honest and beautiful break-up albums of the year, titled If You Leave. The band, whose sound is a dreamy combination of folk and electronics, has become quite the underground name, with tracks such as “Youth” and “Smother”. Daughter’s debut album dealt with heavily emotional themes, such as losing…

Adele – “25” (2015) // Album Review

Four years after “21”, Adele released her highly anticipated third studio album, traditionally titled “25”. Perhaps as expected, the album completely broke the Internet. Hours after the release of the album’s first single “Hello”, parodies, memes and word jokes appeared – with Ellen Degeneres’ spoof of both Adele’s and Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello” combined with Drake…

Placebo // “MTV Unplugged (Live)” (2015)

Last Friday, I spent the evening at my parents’ house. I came home from tutoring and my Mom pointed at the television screen: Placebo – MTV Unplugged. The new album that my Mom and I had been listening on Youtube for the past couple of weeks, was broadcasted on MTV! I hurried to the couch,…

Lana Del Rey // “Honeymoon” (2015)

When one says “Lana Del Rey”, one says… a lot of things. Some things coming to mind is her debut single, “Video Games“, her full lips, vintage style and dramatic, hypnotizing voice. Ever since the release of her debut album, “Born To Die”, Lana Del Rey has been an icon in her own right. Competing…

CHVRCHES // “Every Open Eye” (2015)

There are a few Scottish artists I absolutely love (Biffy Clyro, Marmaduke Duke) and CHVRCHES is definitely one of them. When  I first heard their debut single, “Lies”, I was immediately hooked. The catchy synth-sounds stuck, as did the high-pitched voice of Lauren Mayberry. The combination of a very soft and feminine voice with raging…

Editors – “IN DREAM” (2015)

September and October were some very fruitful months for my music collection. Almost every week, a new album that I had been waiting for was released, such as Ryan Adams’ “1989“, CHVRCHES “Every Open Eye” and Lana Del Rey’s “Honeymoon” (a review of both albums will be published in the upcoming weeks!). But this album,…

Ryan Adams // “1989” (2015)

1989, it was the year when George H. W. Bush became the 41st President of the United States, when the Berlin Wall crumbled down, when the Game Boy was released in North America, when Voyager 2 came as close to Neptune as it has ever been before, when the Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize,…

Years & Years // “Communion” (2015)

Earlier this year, the bombastic hit King was released, by British promise of 2015, Years & Years. I immediately liked the song: it was catchy, full of synthesizer beats and an attractive melody. As almost all of my peers would do, I searched the band on Youtube and watched the video clip. The first thing popping…

Florence + The Machine // “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” (2015)

Florence + The Machine is a British band with an unique and recognizable sound, formed around singer Florence Welch and Isabella Summers, who plays keyboard. Their sound is often described as a combination of different genres and influences, such as indie, soul and pop. The core of the band, is red-haired singer Florence Welch. Apart…