I just read Hot Press’ Irish exclusive review of Coldplay’s Prospekt’s March EP (Irish exclusive: Haven’t they heard of the internet?). In the review, Francis Jones says the EP has:
…everything from blustering rock riffs and crackling synths to Indian tablas and even a cameo performance from a hip-hop icon..
I had a sense of deja-vu and realised I had read something very similar recently. No matter, maybe it was a coincidence? While perusing my RSS feed earlier in the week, I came across a review from The Sun newspaper by Gordon Smart. Smart says Prospekt’s March EP has:
Thumping hip-hop jams, thundering metal workouts, Indian tablas and colliery brass bands all jostle for space..
There are a lot of similarities in that sentence and it could be down to the mind-numbingly boring music of Coldplay that elicits such parallel reviews, so I compared further.. (more…)
Vek reminds me of that time in 2005 when music bloggers were starting to exist (including me), everyone posted the latest Phones remix because it was so good and the M.I.A/Diplo mixtape. Let’s take a trip back shall we?
This video is probably safe for work for about 45 seconds. After that not so much. Especially if you are adverse to flashing lights (and not the Kanye kind). Yes, you definitely shouldn’t watch this in a work environment.
While driving down to Cois Fharraige last weekend, I turned on Lyric FM and heard a rather frightening cacophonous noise of ‘After the Cosmic Rain’ by Return to Forever. I thought this stuff only existed in cocaine nightmares or bad films. How wrong was I?
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