I love films, but pretty often what I love most about films or TV shows is their score or soundtrack and the way they use it. In 500 Days of Summer for example, my favourite moments come as a result of the frankly brilliant placings of Hall and Oates’ You Make My Dreams and Regina Spektor’s Hero. My favourite scene in Game of Thrones is where Cersei blows up the Sept because the music makes it so ominous and climatic. In these examples, the music complements the screenplay so well that I believe it makes the scene.
So that’s what this new series, “Score Makes a Scene” is. Continue reading Intro to: Score Makes a Scene
From now, the reviews on this blog will take a new format, called “What I Like About…”, where I will present a new record and discuss everything that I think is successful. If I don’t like an album, I’ll avoid it. Continue reading Announcement: Reviews
Muse are one of the biggest rock bands of the 2000s. But they’re not just a rock band. In fact, the unique sound of Muse is the result of a group of influences from Rage Against the Machine to Rachmaninoff. This is the story of that sound. Continue reading The Sound of Muse
After joining forces with acclaimed guitarist and producer Pete Thorn, British rock singer Holly Henderson’s debut is rife with catchy grunge tunes that pack a punch. Though not groundbreaking work, Monday Green is very easy to enjoy. Continue reading Holly Henderson: Monday Green – Review
It doesn’t get much better than this for a debut album – here is a band with a huge amount going for them in terms of talent and even more in pure individuality and style. Continue reading ALASKALASKA: The Dots – Review
The latest offering from the Scottish indie band moves towards a brand new style, with punchier tracks and a fresh sound while being familiarly spirited. But how does the album fare with a new and experimental production style? Continue reading Honeyblood: In Plain Sight – Review
A band who are more than capable of releasing a decent rock song, Catfish and the Bottlemen have also been less than adept at developing their own sound, let alone rock music as a genre. Enter their third studio release: The Balance. The difficult third album. Have they done anything new? No – and while that’s pleasing to some, it’s holding back a band who do actually have potential. Continue reading Catfish and the Bottlemen: The Balance – Review