Saturday, 18 February 2017

New Music Review #34

It's time for ten more great tracks that you should hear!

Creeper - Black Rain

Perhaps a little bit heavier than the music I'd normally listen to, there's something about the Evanescence-sound and building guitar work that make this much more enjoyable than the usual heavy rockers of the genre. (7/10)

The Fallen State - Nova

'Nova' is a strong slice of emo-rock with solid guitar work, clear lyrics and a building feeling to an emotive chorus. A rocker with heart it seems. (6.5/10)

Galantis - Rich Boy

'Rich Boy' perhaps wanders into the club parody territory in its sound and embracing of cliches but it has its moments of catchiness and variety that just about justify its inclusion here. (6.5/10)

Lady Gaga - John Wayne

Finally after a series of pretty lacklustre singles Lady GaGa is back with something a bit more fun and memorable. It's not her best but it has more balls and power than much of her recent stuff. (6.5/10)

Little Big Town - Better Man

Little Big Town return with another catchy country ballad with heart-felt lyrics and a gentle, involving vocal performance. Nicely done. (7/10)

Mallory Knox - Better Off Without You

Bringing a bit more energy to this clutch of songs, this new one from Mallory Knox is buzzing with power and fun and will get you moshing, perhaps. (7/10)

The Pale White - Reaction

Part of the intonation of the song title takes me back to the White Stripes' and their hit 'White Orchid', but elsewhere this indie-rock hit works on its own merits. (5/10)


After their great track 'My Type' from a few years ago, Saint Motel are back with another catchy slice of dance pop. Give this a couple of plays and you'll be singing and moving along. Plus the video is great! (7.5/10)

Sia - Helium

Taken from the soundtrack of the new 'Fifty Shades Darker' movie this is perhaps a little bland by Sia's usual standards but it's still a strong ballad, grounded by her great voice. (7/10)

Temples - Strange Or Be Forgotten

'Strange or be Forgotten' is quite an ethereal little number that takes a few listens to show its hands but when it does it becomes a pleasingly understated little number with surprising heart. (6.5/10)

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