I’ve always been a big fan of reggae music and Bermudian dancehall artist Collie Buddz (real name Colin Harper) is one of the main reasons for this. He sets mellow but upbeat tones to almost all of his tracks including one of his biggest hits ‘Now She Gone.’
Alex who? That was probably the question coming out of many people’s mouths until a few months ago. Alexander George Claire is a 26 year old singer/songwriter from London who has suddenly risen to stardom after having his track ‘Too Close’ used as the soundtrack on the Internet Explorer TV advert in May this year. Many were thinking that this is Clare’s breakthrough single, but in fact it is the second single released from Clare’s debut album ‘The Lateness of the Hour.’
What is the best way to describe Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!? Imagine if A Day To Remember had a child with Four Year Strong and that child then had a child with Breathing Carolina, that would be what Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! would sound like. This happy-hardcore metal band from Paris, France, are one of my favourite types of metal band.
Kings of Leon are one of those bands that have a dozen good albums but they didn’t find mainstream success until they released ‘Only By The Night’. This album was quite a change in direction for the band but it is still another fantastic piece of work. I think that what appealed to people about this album was that the themes in it were more relatable for most people than in their previous work.
Ben Drew, AKA Plan B ,has a rather large list of achievements. Not only has he had several top 40 hits, he has also starred in and, wait for it, directed several box office hits. But I’m not here to review his on-screen actions, I’m here for the music. So far Plan B has released two albums. His debut album ‘Who Needs Actions When You’ve Got Words’ unfortunately didn’t really find him any major success.
Having played Download Festival in 2005 when they were just becoming as big as they are today, Trivium’s performance shook the town of Donington’s main stage on Saturday afternoon with an earthquake of a crowd reaction as the band appeared.
The Foo Fighters have been my favourite band since Dave Grohl left Nirvana. I’ve got all of their albums and I’ve seen them live twice. My favourite song is Generator, but this album Wasting Light has some high contenders. The Foo Fighters have been together for around 19 years, and they’ve only been getting better in my opinion. When I saw them at Wembley Stadium in 2010, Dave said that this might be their last gig ever, as well as his best.
The second album from the well known drum and bass duo Chase & Status, released in late January 2011, has been nothing but a success with a number of the tracks making it directly into the charts. With their average-achieving first album “More Than Alot” they accomplished a great sounding bunch of tracks. That being said, its got nothing on some of these tunes. During the three years between the two albums, the main difference is the variety of different songs they have. The majority of the tracks feature a different artist collaboration, like English grime MC Tempa T or Cee-Lo Green.
A Day To Remember are one of the biggest metal core bands in the world and my favourite album has to be this one. It is almost four years old but in my opinion it is the best album they’ve ever done. It’s the album that A Day to Remember are associated with, for most people. It sold over 22,000 copies in its first week and is still selling copies up until now.
Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, has rapidly burst through the music scene in the last year and has been adored by many critics. Can you remember the last time a young Canadian blew up the music scene? Although he is nowhere near as popular as his nation’s current shining star Justin Bieber, what The Weeknd does possess is an incredibly loyal fan base and outstanding reviews.