With 2016's Gameshow, Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club moved away from the kinetic post-punk of their early years and embraced a synthy, vintage disco vibe. On their follow-up, 2019's brightly-attenuated False Alarm, they further develop this approach doubling down on the synths with an even more stylized brand of '80s new wave-inspired dance-pop. Once again working with producer Jacknife Lee (who previously helmed all but one of their albums), bandmates...Read more
Over time, the band's albums have morphed from being the tipsy giggles to the mercurial, over-drunk moodies. Indeed, the Julia Shapiro of 2017's I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone seemed to not have heeded her own advice from the title track of the band's previous album, 2015's Time To Go Home. In 2018, exhaustion and a medical scare caused Shapiro to pull the plug mid-tour and do just that. Shapiro has returned with the product of her convalescence,...Read more
In a 1984 interview that aired on MTV, Bruce Springsteen told the network's Mark Goodman, "I'd like to get more records out. I'd like to get more, different kinds of records out." At that stage of Springsteen's career, as his blockbuster album Born in the U.S.A. was projecting him to the highest echelon of rock stardom, he already was known as an astonishingly prolific songwriter and recording artist who gave away hits ("Because the Night," "Fire,"...Read more
After confronting global corruption on 2016's Wild World, it's only natural that the men of Bastille would feel the need for escape that they express on Doom Days. It's as necessary to take moments to just exist as it is to resist the world's injustices, and the band's third album follows a night out with friends and possible lovers, from singing along with the radio on the way to the party to waking up on the floor the next morning. However, their...Read more
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