Album of the Month: November 2021

3. LOTIC – WATER 2. SNAIL MAIL – VALENTINE MASTODON – HUSHED AND GRIM

Plebeian Grandstand – Rien Ne Suffit

I feel like avant-garde kind of isn’t avant-garde any more, you know? So many bands mix their metal with noise, electronics and various intricacy nowadays. Kind of like that you’re more original if you DON’T have any tattoos. It’d been better with a pure noise album or a […]

RECENT CREAM by Monroe (VOL 2)

12 new good tunes for people who like good music. Picked by yours truly, Sam Monroe. NOVA TWINS – Antagonist 2. KIIMI – Trust 3. RINA SAWAYAMA – Enter Sandman 4. ZORNHEYM – Slumber Comes in TIme 5. VERONICA MAGGIO – Daddy Issues 6. MASTODON – Gigantium 7. […]

Fire-Toolz – Eternal Home

I really admire and respect this epic interfusion of metalcore, IDM, progressive electronic, prog rock, vaporwave and jazz. But I don’t really feel like listening to it very much. Even for a genre mix masochist like me this is a bit all over the place. Maybe I’m getting […]

Slayyyter – Troubled Paradise

A lucky thing for Slayyyter is that she can write good pop songs, because all in all Trouble Paradise is pretty silly. But I’m weak for good hooks, fun, sexy lyrics and self confidence – as everyone should be. Throatzillaaa (yes, that’s the name of the song), Venom, […]

ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Agnes – Magic Still Exists

I give you Agnes! And she gives us Magic Still Exists – 35 minutes of disco pop magic. Every beat, sound, melody and chorus hits you at the right spot.  It’s been almost 10 years since Agnes last record came out, and out of nowhere she releases this […]

The Bug – Fire

I loved London Zoo from 2008, that release from The Bug was one of my favorite albums coming out of the grime/dubstep scene. I still listen to it often. Fire is in the same style which perhaps should be a bit outdated by now, but it really really […]

Black Dresses – Forever in Your Heart

Best new punk album in a while, even though this album on the surface is in a totally different universe than everything we usually associates to punk rock. But beyond superficial things like instruments and looks, it’s the same. Young people being rebellious, doing what the fuck they […]

RECENT CREAM by Monroe (VOL 1)

12 new good tunes for people who like good music. Picked by yours truly, Sam Monroe. Take a good listen, you will thank me! MAGDALENA BAY – Hysterical Us 2. THE BUG (feat. Irah) – Demon 3. GHOST – Hunter’s Moon 4. SELF ESTEEM – Fucking Wizardry 5. […]

Self Esteem – Prioritise Pleasure

“You’re in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we’re alive!” Joe Strummer once said and I think that’s a good roundup of Prioritise Pleasure, the newest album by English pop artist Rebecca Taylor aka Self Esteem. Every song on Prioritise Pleasure has something unexpected […]