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Music reviews of bands and artists from Rockhaq

Album Review: Morning Parade

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The eponymous debut album from the Essex based alternative rock and indie rock band Morning Parade is finally here and definitely makes up for the long wait with it’s unique sound. The album contains 12 tracks, the first track being ‘Blue Winter’ which starts the album with a bang and pulls you in with the gorgeous melody and brilliant vocals, guitar, bass, synths and drums.
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Live Review: The Skrillex Cell Grey Daze Tour, Birmingham O2 Academy, 19 February 2012
6 years ago

Live Review: The Skrillex Cell Grey Daze Tour, Birmingham O2 Academy, 19 February 2012

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This is my first ever not Metal/Hardcore show. Pretty exciting stuff. Before I start I should mention that this is not The Skrillex Cell Grey Daze Tour, It’s the Skrillex Grey Daze Tour. Me, not knowing anything about this kind of music and culture as I’m fairly new to it all, assumed that the “Cell” must be a  dub step word for support, like an entourage or posse, that’s not the case. The Cell is a motion sensing computer which picks up Skrillex’s dancing and movement and projects it onto a screen. Due to stage size limitations the Cell couldn’t fit on so it’s just Skrillex. Read More

Album Review: Tyga – Careless World
6 years ago

Album Review: Tyga – Careless World

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Careless world is Tyga’s (Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson) second studio album since The Introduction in 2008. Tyga recently came to fame after signing for Young Money Entertainment and releasing the ‘B*tchimthesh*t’ mix tape before Careless World. Read More

Free Download Review: Gorillaz – Do Ya Thing
6 years ago

Free Download Review: Gorillaz – Do Ya Thing

So if you could get three of the coolest and most creative music makers/producers of modern times in a studio together with no agenda, what would you get? Something along the lines of Do Ya Thing, certainly. Read More

Album Review: Rizzle Kicks – Stereo Typical

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Stereo Typical is the debut album by Brighton based British Hip Hop duo Rizzle Kicks. It consists of 14 catchy, cleverly written songs with impressive rapping from the duo. Most tracks are produced by well-known producers like Ant Whiting, Mike Spencer and even Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) who helped produce Mama Do the Hump, which in my opinion is the catchiest track on the album.
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Live Review: Snow Patrol at Nottingham Arena, 1 Feb 2012
6 years ago

Live Review: Snow Patrol at Nottingham Arena, 1 Feb 2012

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This was a mind blowing performance from the Indie rockstars Snow Patrol featuring some amazing new songs from their sixth studio album “Fallen Empires”. They gave a spectacular introduction to the night by using one of their latest tracks “Berlin” which really got the audience chomping at the bit. Throughout the concert they peformed at their total and extrordinary best.

During the show, Gary Lightbody, the lead singer of Snow Patrol accepted the request of two spectacular songs. Read More

Single Review: Matt Cardle – Amazing

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Matt Cardle is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Essex who won the seventh series of The X Factor. Since then he has released his debut studio album ‘Letters’. His third single from his debut album entitled ‘Amazing’ packs his single of the same name along with a studio recording of his rendition of the beautiful song ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’, a brand spanking new song called ‘All I Said’ and a live version of ‘Slowly’ from The Koko Lounge in London. Read More

Album Review: Fall Out Boy – Folie A Deux
6 years ago

Album Review: Fall Out Boy – Folie A Deux

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This is a review of Fall Out Boy’s fifth studio album Folie a Deux. Fall Out Boy consists of Patrick Stump (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Peter Wentz (Backing Vocals/Bassist), Joseph Trohman (Lead Guitar) and Andrew Hurley (percussion).

The name of the album Folie a Deux is French for “A Madness Shared By Two”. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, California, where some of  the members live. There is a total of 13 tracks on the original release, however I have listened to the deluxe version which had an additional six bonus tracks on it, including acoustic and remixed versions of other songs on the album as well as two bonus tracks, one of them being a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” which I thought was excellent. Read More

Album Review: Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
6 years ago

Album Review: Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas

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Leonard Cohen is an american folk singer who has had a career spanning for more than 5 decades with many of his songs being used in popular culture like films, television shows, advertisements. His most recent album Old Ideas is a beautiful masterpiece containing 10 heart-felt tracks. The album begins with the magnificent “Going Home” and you can tell straight away that Leonard’s vocals are still as amazing as they were on his last release Dear Heather, which was also an folk album with cleverly constructed songs. Read More

Album Review: Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood of Colour

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Enter Shikari’s third studio release entitled A Flash Flood of Colour which was released on the 16th of January 2012 and maintains all of the electronica and impressive vocals by the lead singer Roughton Reynolds (who also plays numerous instruments) as in the last two albums. Read More