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Under The Needle: Passion Pit, The Lumineers, DVA, Cosmo Jarvis

In which I briefly write about my thoughts on four records I’m currently listening to: Passion Pit ‘Gossamer’, The Lumineers ‘The Lumineers’, DVA ‘Botanicula Soundtrack, and Cosmo Jarvis ‘Think Bigger’.

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Under The Needle: Oliver Tank, Tom Rosenthal, Atlas Genius, Bowerbirds

In which I briefly write about my thoughts on four records I’m currently listening to: Oliver Tank ‘Dreams EP’, Tom Rosenthal ‘Keep A Private Room Behind The Shop’, Atlas Genius ‘Through The Glass EP’, and Bowerbirds ‘The Clearing’.

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Reviews: The Walkmen, Beach House, Exitmusic, Edward Sharpe

In which I briefly summarise four albums I’ve been meaning to review for a while: The Walkmen ‘Heaven’, Beach House ‘Bloom’, Exitmusic ‘Passage’, and Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros ‘Here’.

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Review: The Tallest Man On Earth ‘There’s No Leaving Now’

Kristian Matsson, also known as The Tallest Man On Earth, is an artist who was plagued with the burden of comparisons when he started recording music, most notably to some guy called Bob Dylan. It is therefore ironic that now, about to release his third studio album ‘There’s No Leaving Now’, it is more often other musicians that are compared to Matsson. The Tallest Man On Earth may not have exactly reinvented music, but he certainly has demonstrated a special form of escapism through music that many other acts have tried, and, for the most part failed, to capture.

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Review: Grouplove ‘Never Trust A Happy Song’

The best thing about Californian band Grouplove is… well, the group love. There’s such a sense of community spirit and carefree exuberance to everything that they do that it would take a concentrated effort not to get swept up in the joy of their music. Conveying this in a studio release is significantly more difficult than conveying it live, but yet, with the release of their long-anticipated debut album ‘Never Trust A Happy Song’, Grouplove have done just that.

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Review: Little Scout ‘Take Your Light’

Unsurprisingly, it turns out that when you combine talent, patience, and fine company, you get nothing short of an impeccable record.

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