Black Holes & Revelations is the fourth album by Teignmouth super trio Muse. After propelling to success with both Origin of Symmetry and Absolution, the pressure was definitely on in 2006. No one can even begin to imagine what must have been running through the bands’ heads. There was massive speculation that Muse wouldn’t be able to pull off another spectacular album that would be able to top the likes of Origin, where the concepts revolved around downloading other people’s personalities into your own brain.
Young For Eternity is the debut album by The Subways. The Hertfordshire trio consists of guitarist and vocalist Billy Lunn, bassist Charlotte Cooper and drummer Josh Morgan. After sending their demo to Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis in 2004, the band won the chance to play the festival and more live shows including Reading and Leeds, thereby gaining more recognition. Young For Eternity is the album that made heads turn because of how a three piece band deliver such a powerful sound.
So this weekend is the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to celebrate her 60th year in power. Normally one would say congratulations as she has been running the country for that amount of time. But since one doesn’t care about the Royal Family living in Buckingham Palace or whether Prince Charles has managed to woo Camilla even more since the days they first met, it is more appropriate to acknowledge that Rockhaq is available to us all on the internet
On 14th May 2012, Billy Talent made an announcement that they would be finishing off the final touches to their eagerly awaited sequel Billy Talent III. The band promised there would be new material coming their way on Friday 25th May 2012, so there isn’t any reason why one shouldn’t review Viking Death March. Viking Death March is the band’s first new material since 2009’s Billy Talent III. It’s understandable why fans are so desperate and excited for their comeback after three long years! So now fans are left with many unanswered questions. But does Viking Death March leave fans in hospital beds because of the sheer impact of the music or was it never worth the three year wait?
As anyone will know when you mention the name Jeff Buckley to someone, they will probably end up saying “Wasn’t he that bloke who sung Hallelujah?” or “I analysed the song Grace in my music course.” Well yes, he is that bloke that did sing both Grace and Hallelujah. But it’s the album Grace that made Buckley such a phenomenal talent in the early nineties, when he was considered to be pretty damn close to the likes of John Lennon and Bob Dylan. Grace is the only studio album completed by Jeff Buckley as he died in a drowning accident in 1997.
After the success of Billy Talent II, fans were told that the next album would be named Billy Talent III. The reason why II was such a success because it was a fun, personal and inspiring album that had a sting to it. II definitely showed that they had so much more to give after their debut. So will III leave fans astounded by Billy Talent’s efforts once again?
Whenever you hear the band name My Chemical Romance, first thing that comes to mind is a sudden shriek of girls screaming for lead vocalist Gerard Way or fans dressing in the band’s crazy costumes from themes on their albums. After bursting on the scene in 2002 with I Brought You My Bullets, they hit the big time in 2004 with Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge.
As everyone knows, Blink-182 went on indefinite hiatus in 2005. Vocalist and guitarist Tom Delonge started side project Angels & Airwaves which became a success with their debut We Don’t Need to Whisper. Delonge started to explore his music more adventurously than he could in pop punk act Blink 182. After the release of their second album I-Empire, Love is the third instalment from Angels & Airwaves.
In 1973 Pink Floyd released their eighth studio album Dark Side of the Moon which became a global phenomenon because of how groundbreaking and different it was for it’s time. Dark Side was the album that made Pink Floyd attain legendary status in their own field. Now imagine you’re Marty McFly from Back to the Future, set the timer and location to: Abbey Road Studios, London, 1975.
Lights is the debut album by Ellie Goulding. Goulding won the Critic’s Choice Award in 2010 at The BRITS, becoming the artist to look out for in that year. Florence Welch won the same award in the previous year, so there was definitely speculation whether Goulding could step up to expectations and prove that she would be the talk of 2010. So did Goulding steal the spotlight with Lights or did critics go barmy yet again?