Kasabian - For Crying Out Loud (Album)
After teasing us with five brilliant tracks from their new album, Kasabian finally released their sixth album.
You’re In Love With A Psycho’ gave fans an early taster of the evolving style from the band despite the evolution on this album, tracks such as ‘Comeback Kid’ and ‘Bless This Acid House’ take fans back to the sound that brought them into the mainstream.
Both are quick paced featuring chanty anthem-like choruses, which will got down a treat when it comes to their live shows.
The closing track ‘Put Your Life On It’ epitomises one of the running themes throughout the album, the tradition and pride that the band have of their home town of Leicester.
Haim - Want You Back (Single)
Haim’s return was a quiet one, ‘Right Now’, was a live video showcasing the girl’s unique talents; but now they’ve come back with a bang. ‘Want You Back’ is the official first single for their new album and it’s very pop. Hand claps and sing-it-loud choruses are laced through the song, giving it the chance to be a huge single.
Haim portray a sense of regret and selfishness within the song, “I know it’s hard to hear it /
And it may never be enough / But don’t take it out on me now / 'Cause I blame it all on myself”
Speaking about the track Danielle said, "If I'm feeling some type of way and we start to write, I don't fully understand my feelings until the song's done and out in the world.“
If ‘Right Now’ and ‘Want You Back’ are anything to go by then sophomore album, ‘Something to Tell You’, is going to be a big hit.
Nothing but Thieves - Amsterdam (Single)
With the announcement of their follow-up album ‘Broken Machine’, we were treated to a new single as well. Nothing but Thieves debut album was supremely underrated, it was a beautifully heartfelt masterpiece and ‘Amsterdam’ is nothing short of that.
When asked about the single they said, “It was inspired by our love of direct, guttural choruses - it’s like Conor Mason is spitting the words in your face” and ‘Amsterdam’ is exactly that. It’s another epic track with amazing instrumentals and mind blowing vocals.
Nothing But Thieves have made a name for themselves by mixing softer and louder sounds together, which they do effortlessly.
If this song is anything to go by then ‘Broken Machine’ will be another masterpiece, unfortunately we’ll have to wait until September to find out.
Charlie Puth - Attention (Single)
Charlie Puth is a bit overrated. ‘Marvin Gaye’ was not as good as people made it out to be and his collaborations have been less than stellar but forgetting about all that, this song isn’t that terrible. It’s a step in the right direction, although it sounds familiar.
Puth’s fans will definitely love it but for the rest of us maybe we’d switch off the radio.
OneRepublic - No Vacancy (Single)
It’s been ten years since OneRepublic released ‘Apologise’, it was their breakout hit and a huge success but since then the band have gone through up’s and down’s with their music.
They released their fourth album, ‘Oh My My’, back in October but after the release the band went on a six month hiatus - almost breaking up. The album was a disappointment for fans and critics alike, but they’ve came back fighting with ‘No Vacancy’.
It’s a lot better than the stuff the released from ‘Oh My My’, it’s more experimental and less of the same stuff they’ve been churning out.
It’s definitely not a number one nor even a big hit but it’ll do, just to let them get back on their feet. Y
ou can’t help but thinking will they ever have a bigger hit than ‘Apologise’ or will they manage to become more distinct and individual as a band but I think for them it’s too late.