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Posts ByTakeABow30, Author at Rockhaq | Page 2 of 5

Album Review: Paramore – Paramore, Self Titled

July 11, 2015 |

The self-titled album Paramore starts with a heart-thumping drumbeat that is accompanied by electronic soundscapes and a fuzzy distorted bass line in Fast In My Car. This is the fourth album release from Paramore and the opening track shows how brave the band have been to experiment with genres that aren’t necessarily compatible with their trademark sound. Read More

Album Review: All Time Low – So Wrong, It’s Right

July 15, 2012 |

So Wrong, It’s Right is the second studio by Maryland rockers, All Time Low. The four piece named their band after one of the lyrics in New Found Glory’s famous hit Head On Collision. All Time Low broke out into the music scene in 2005 with their debut, The Party Scene. So Wrong It’s Right was the album where the band gained success and this particular album would become one of the best pop punk albums of 2007. Read More

Live Review: Blink 182, Nottingham Arena, 11 July 2012

July 12, 2012 | 1

Team Rockhaq believe in awarding our top community members pre-release music, concert tickets and interview opportunities with bands they love. We call these rewards Rockhaq Missions. Rockhaq’s leaderboard king of 2012 Mark Wong was awarded a pair of live tickets to see his heroes Blink 182 at Nottingham Arena and here’s what he made of the pop punk trio’s comeback. Enjoy 😉

TWO YEARS!” is what I should be saying. But this is hardly the case because mentally I’ve been waiting about seven years to see Blink after discovering their hit song Feeling This on the Kerrang! music channel in 2005. Blink 182 are without doubt one of the bands that made me keep saying to myself that I would end up seeing before I died because of how their albums and music videos resonated so well with every single teenager like myself. So after being rewarded with the Blink 182 music mission on Rockhaq I was ecstatic as this would fulfil a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. Read More

Album Review: Blink 182 – Enema Of The State

July 9, 2012 | 3

Think of the year 1999, probably best known as the year when people discovered glow sticks and night clubs. But more importantly do you remember three guys named Tom, Mark and Travis running around in a music video with nothing on? The three piece who formed in Poway, California started out in 1992 and go by the name of Blink-182. Read More

EP Review: Paramore – Singles Club

July 8, 2012 |

As everyone knows with Paramore, two crucial members from the band made their departure in 2010, which left a bitter taste in the others’ mouths. Fans speculated where Hayley Williams and co would go from this news. With the release of Monster they left fans and the Farro brothers in astonishment at producing something that they would never forget. Read More

Review: Frédéric Chopin – Prelude In D♭ Major Op. 28 No. 15

July 3, 2012 | 1

Frédéric Chopin’s Prelude In  D♭ Major Op. 28 No. 15 is also known as The Raindrop Prelude. This piece is referred to as The Raindrop Prelude because of the persistent repeated notes which sound like rain falling. The name Raindrop Prelude comes from Chopin’s lover, the French novelist Amantine Dupin, best known by her pseudonym George Sand.  Read More

Single Review: Survival + Prelude – Muse

June 29, 2012 |

On June 27th 2012 it was announced that Muse’s new single Survival + Prelude would be the official song of the London Olympics 2012. After the release of their sixth album trailer named The 2nd Law, fans had much to speculate on, such as, if the band really were going to compose a song for the London Olympics and if Muse had gone completely mad and ridiculous by experimenting with the dubstep genre on their new material. Read More

Review: Ludwig Van Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata

June 25, 2012 | 1

When you hear someone mention classical music, who is the first composer you think of? It’s normally Ludwig Van Beethoven. Beethoven is considered to be the best composer within classical and romantic music because of his grand and beautiful compositions such as Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 9, Für Elise and Moonlight Sonata. Read More

Album Review: The Strokes – Room On Fire

June 24, 2012 |

Room On Fire is the second album by The Strokes. The title of the album is actually taken from one of the lyrics in the song Reptilia. In 2001, The Strokes burst onto the scene with their debut album, Is This It? It was the album that defined what The Strokes were all about and its impact on music will never be forgotten because of how slick and cool it was. Read More

Review: Frédéric Chopin – Nocturne Opus 9 No. 2 in E Flat Major

June 21, 2012 | 1

Today, one has decided that instead of writing about a dubstep or rock artist, one will write about a famous composer and master of Romantic music. The composer goes by the name of Frédéric Chopin. This virtuoso began to compose his own music at the tender age of eight, which goes to show why he went on to become such a famous composer. Now you’re all probably thinking, why on earth has Mark decided to review a piece that is almost 200 years old?  Read More