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Made In Iceland Vol 8 – Various Artists

This is a cool collection of various artists from Iceland. The album as a whole tends towards the electronic side, generally pretty accessible stuff, with some songs being quite poppy and others more avant-garde, even bordering on ambient. Even a bluesy tune in here (#6)! Another song sounds Bjorkish – unsurprising due to their shared […]

New Found Land – Lore

Good synth pop, female vocals very prominent. Some heavy bass and driving drum machines. Solid dance music, relatively catchy and interesting. Some horns and vocal effects scattered throughout the album. Give it a listen, it’s nice! Label: Fixe Play: #3, 4, 1, 2 FCC: Clean RIYL: Purity Ring, Broods, Lorde

Solids – Else

Good rock out of Montreal. Heavy, driving guitars with some limited emo/math rock elements. Good hooks, reminiscent of Nirvana but without being derivative. Vocals similar to Nathan Williams of Wavves. Kind of grungy in a interesting and modern way. Play! Label: Top Shelf/Dine Alone Records FCC: None Play: 1,2, All! RIYL: Wavves, Nirvana, Built To Spill, Foo Fighters […]

Lukas Graham – Lukas Graham(Blue Album)

Danish singer-songwriter Lukas Graham comes out with his sophomore record, which is a standard collection of piano-driven pop. Vocals are in the front, lyrics are generally shallow and egotistical. Over-produced, laden with synths and unnecessary back up singers. Label: Warner Brothers Play: 3, 10 FCC: fun., Maroon 5