Ed Sheeran – “÷” (2017) // Album Review

My Mom and I have this little inside-joke going on regarding Ed Sheeran. The joke originates in a time when both Ed Sheeran and Ben Howard were storming the hit parades and were played on the radio side by side. Rather inevitably, we switched up the artists’ names and now they shall forever be known…

Biffy Clyro – “Ellipsis” (2016) // Album Review

I first heard of Biffy Clyro in 2010, when they released the single that changed everything for the three Scottish rockers: “Many of Horror”. The single became an incredible success, marking both Biffy’s launch into the worldwide music circuit and my own launch into the band’s discography. I found multiple things, such as the fan-favorite…

Beyoncé – “Lemonade” (2016) // Album Review

Last weekend, Beyoncé once again shocked the world when she released her sixth studio album, titled Lemonade. The so-called visual album premiered, without any warning or announcement on HBO, and immediately all eyes were turned to one of the most famous, but at the same time one of the most guarded, musical artists in the…

Face+Heel – “Our Princes’ Quarry” (2016) // Album Review

Only yesterday a brand-new duo from Wales, UK, released their debut album, titled Our Princes’ Quarry. Face+Heel is the name of the collaboration between lyricist and guitarist Luke Taylor, and singer Sinead McMillan. The two have been releasing tracks and EPs over the past couple of years, and with their debut album, they’re taking the next…

AURORA – “All My Demons Are Greeting Me As A Friend” (2016) // Album Review

Early February, I went to visit AURORA’s concert at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, which was a magical, solidly-performed performance. The concert felt like a fairytale, with Aurora Aksnes as the pale, Norwegian princess at the center of the stage, surrounded by the magical creatures that form her band. The singer-songwriter, who is only 19 years old,…