Album Reviews


Noel Gallagher ‘Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds’

Fresh from his departure of Oasis, Noel is back with his new debut solo album with new tracks such as ‘Dream on’ and ‘Everbody’s on the run’. Noel’s talent both as a frontman and singer/ songwriter defiantely shines through in this new debut album there’s a few good gems here. Not bad for someone awarded the ‘God-like Genius’ and ‘Q Icon’ awards 8/10



Jack Peachy a.k.a Gallery47 ‘Gallery47: Fate Is The Law’

With his debut album of the same name, Jack Peachy a.k.a Gallery47 demonstrates his musical talents with a live performance of ‘Critic to a Chivalrous’ at the BBC. With airplay on BBC Radio Nottingham, Gallery 47 proves to be a very inspiring and talented singer-songwriter. For a man who’s only 21 and armed with a guitar and voice like Bob Dylan  this should be good 9/10



Jake Bugg ‘Jake Bugg’

Debut self-titled album from new UK acoustic singer/songwriter and Brit Award nominee for British Breakthrough Act 2013. With hit singles ‘Country Song’, ‘Two Fingers’, ‘Lightning Bolt’ and ‘Taste It’. Fresh faced and only 19 Bugg is an artist who has clearly demonstrated his major talent, not just as a singer, but also as an artist in the making. There are some good tracks here 9/10



Muse ‘The Second Law’

The sixth album of the Brit rockers which includes singles ‘Madness’ and official olympic single ‘Survival’. With superb tracks to the likes of ‘Supremacy’ and ‘Follow Me’ Muse are just one of those bands who can seem to do no wrong, even after six albums and an ever evolving sound. Keep a listen out for ‘Panic Station’, has an 80’s vibe to it. 10/10



Michael Kiwanuka ‘Home Again’

Winner of the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll. London-based soul singer, at the age of 24, and a great soul singer, not bad all. A double disc containing the hit single ‘Home Again’ and ‘Tell Me A Tale’, ‘Getting Ready’ and as well as the nostaglic sounding ‘I’ll Get Along’. It’s a bit slow at times but gains a little momentum throughout.
For those who like extra treats disc 2 contains five tracks recorded for the Ethan Johns Session. 8/10



Kaiser Chiefs Education, Education, Education & War

The fifth album to date since the departure of drummer Nick Hodgson and Club Smith’s Vijay Mistry’s completing the new line up. Filled with ten new songs including the hit track ‘Coming Home’ , ‘Meanwhile up in Heaven’ Ricky and the boys have returned. The track selection is fresh, and though not every single hits the top note it’s still worth listening to, keep listen out for a special monologue by Bill Nighy. 7 & 1/2 /10



Disclosure ‘Settle’

Brand new debut album that will leave you thoroughly impressive with each track. Packed with 14 impressive including ‘Latch’, ‘Voices’, You and Me’, ’22nd January’, ‘White Noise’ and ‘Fool F You’ this is definitely one to add to your album collection. Twin duo Guy and Howard Lawrence score an impressive hit with their first ever debut album.  9/10



Stevie McCrorie ‘Big World’

The new debut album from new artist Stevie McCrorie, winner of The Voice UK series 4. This is a corker of an album, granted it’s a little bit of a slow start at some parts but don’t let that put you off. 11 fresh original tracks to listen to including ‘My Heart Never Lies’ and ‘Turn It Around’ it’s not sounding too bad at all, it’s rather good. Have a listen 9/10



Disclosure ‘Caracal’

The second album by Disclosure. This is an amazing album packed with 11 great tracks and the album itself is a steady progression from its predecessor Settle and sounds altogether more mature. Caracal features new tracks by new artists such as Lionbabe, Miguel and Lorde as well as the return of Sam Smith. Like last time the boys have made their own vocal contribution  10/10








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