Average User Score: 7.6Sep 24, 2013http://osianlewis.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/kings-of-leon-mechanical-bull-review.html
'While 'Mechanical Bull' is as solid and slick as the last two records, it is also just as predictable. Their latest album is the third album that has reinforced one of my long held quiet beliefs- that growing up is good, but youth and young manhood is great.'
Read why I gave it a 7 at length on my review.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Sep 24, 2013I think this album is pretty unremarkable. As subtle as the sound is, I think it's pretty forgettable- as such I describe it as 'A Dream You're Likely to Forget' in my blog review.
Have a read (it's short), any feedback is welcome. Thanks
Average User Score: 8.6Sep 12, 2013http://osianlewis.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/janelle-monae-electric-lady-review-shes.html
My review for the album ^
'In her latest effort Janelle Monae has irrefutably proved that R&B needn't have any musical horizons. 'The Electric Lady' is a unique, eclectic buzz of musical vision and adventure. It's the most innovative popular R&B record I've ever heard.'… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Sep 10, 2013http://osianlewis.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/album-review-editors-weight-of-your-love.html
''The Weight of Your Love' definitely sounds like a fourth album. This is not an insult. I think the Editors have developed with each subsequent album. I believe Editors might lack a bit of flare and ingenuity. Sometimes I sense that their songs are about to take off and they just seem to struggle to find the next gear. 6.5/10.'
Bumped down to a 6.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Sep 10, 2013http://osianlewis.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/bloc-party-next-wave-sessions-review.html
' A song about inspiring future generations sounds a bit premature for a band who are barely in their thirties. I hope this isn't a hint that this is a hiatus they're not coming back from. 'The Next Wave Sessions EP' is a mediocre showing from a band that are capable of great heights as they have proven many times before. 6/10'… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Sep 10, 2013http://osianlewis.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/tom-odell-long-way-down-album-review.html
'Again, I repeat: this is not a bad record. I'm sure it'll bring pleasure to those who know what they like and who like straight forward singer songwriters who perform with passion. That said, due to the few feathers the album has in its cap in terms of variety, lyrical quality and originality; the album is weaker than it could have been. I think it's a long way up for Tom Odell if he wants to build a career off of this record. 6/10'… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Sep 10, 2013http://osianlewis.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/disclosure-settle-album-review.html
'Despite its issues, this is a very enjoyable album which is brilliantly produced and delivered. It has plenty of pop hits but also hypnotic rave worthy tracks. A good debut that I hope to hear pumping in clubs for months to come. 7/10.'… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Sep 10, 2013http://osianlewis.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/deap-vally-sistronix-album-review.html
I gave it 7.5 on here but I'm bumping it down to 7.
'On the whole Sistronix is a thrilling album. While it may lack a little variety, the record showcases Deap Vally's distinct attitude and style of music. A good debut. 7.5'… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Sep 10, 2013'[AM] is a great achievement: a cohesive mix of catchy tunes, slow-growers, ballads and booming riffs. 'AM' makes a case to be the best Arctic Monkeys album yet. Even if you decide that the case fails, it has definitely justified the specter of its hype. I highly recommend this album.
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I gave it an 8.5 but there are no half measures for metacritic user reviews so I've bumped it up to a 9.… Expand