The Black Keys go back to basics in “Let’s Rock”, a catchy and effortless listen. In a primal yet surprisingly multi-layered album, the Akron duo rediscover their mojo. Continue reading What I Like About: “Let’s Rock” – The Black Keys
It’s been a month since Game of Thrones’ divisive conclusion and the world has had time to stew on how the biggest TV show of all time ended. Despite the division, there is one aspect of the show that fans can unanimously agree was perfect from start to finish: the music. So here are five times Ramin Djawadi’s score took scenes to another level in Game of Thrones. Continue reading Score Makes a Scene: Game of Thrones
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