Justin Vernon’s third Bon Iver album is a weird and wonderful thing
Various : No More Rock'N'Roll
Necessary or evil? Both.
Stupid title, given that much of the music here seeks to ape the rebellion, noise and incandescent fury of classic punk rock. Only with electronics. Clever, eh?
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Necessary or evil? Both. An impressive and frequently unpleasant collection of splattercore, horrifyingly abused samplers and industrial-strength drill'n'bass. Especially awesome tantrums from Bomb 20, DJ Scud and the unavoidable Kid606, and only one real stinker from The Fighting Cocks. Some of the tracks even feature guitars, subversively enough.
With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
Islamic mythology meets the horror of war in this claustrophobic, low-budget spine-tingler
California’s coolest lift their usual murk on a free-spirited, adventurous third album at odds with its ‘mature’ description
The New York new wave reprobates’ debut delivers instant gratification via boisterous choruses and loveable melodies