Grandview – Everything Between Paint and a Wall (Review)

The middle of December always seems like a strange time to put out a record, but that being said, if a release is good enough then people will find it and love it regardless. Everything Between Paint and a Wall is definitely good enough, and although it won’t make any end of year lists because… Read More Grandview – Everything Between Paint and a Wall (Review)

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Top 25 EPs / Splits / Mini-albums of 2013

I’ve counted down my favourite albums of 2013, so here’s my favourite EPs, splits and mini-albums of the year. Full lengths have definitely taking a priority this year, but some of the shorter releases have been equally excellent. Some of these are free to download via Bandcamp, so I’ve left links if you’re interested. The rest… Read More Top 25 EPs / Splits / Mini-albums of 2013

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Top 20 of 2013, Number 1: Have Mercy – The Earth Pushed Back

Released: May       Genre: Rock / Emo       Metacritic Rating: N/A I’ve made a lot of tough decisions this year, but choosing my favourite record of 2013 was blissfully easy. In a year in which I finished college and found myself at a troubling crossroads in my life The Earth Pushed Back was… Read More Top 20 of 2013, Number 1: Have Mercy – The Earth Pushed Back

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Top 20 of 2013, Number 2: Deafheaven – Sunbather

Released: June       Genre: You Decide       Metacritic Rating: 92% I’m not entirely sure what’s happening on Sunbather most of the time, but I know that it sounds incredible. There’s something very special about Deafheaven’s second full-length, which is as mesmerizing as it is menacing. Sunbather is one of the deepest, most striking… Read More Top 20 of 2013, Number 2: Deafheaven – Sunbather

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Top 20 of 2013, Number 4: Mikill Pane – Blame Miss Barclay

Released: September       Genre: Hip Hop / Rap       Metacritic Rating: N/A Blame Miss Barclay is the best British hip hop album I’ve heard since A Grand Don’t Come For Free (I don’t listen to much of the genre so that statement isn’t as bold or complimentary as it initially sounds). There’s a… Read More Top 20 of 2013, Number 4: Mikill Pane – Blame Miss Barclay

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