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‘Prima Donna’ begins with a few lines of ‘This Little Light Of Mine’, before the narrator is quickly interrupted by a gunshot to the head.  It’s the kind of shock tactic that you’d expect from Vince Staples’ West Coast pre-decessors and influences Nate Dogg or Warren G, but it’s placed in an altogether new context.   69 more words

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Reflections on the Tragically Hip's "Final" Show.

There are too many reflections on the Tragically Hip’s Kingston show. One third of Canadians watched it. So many people are tweeting, blogging and instagramming their thoughts. 582 more words



After four years, a title change and a whole lot of speculation, Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ is finally available.  Well, as long as you’re an Apple Music subscriber that is.   147 more words

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Reviews: How have my opinions changed? altrocklife revisits old reviews

Today I thought I’d go back and look over some of the records I’ve reviewed over the years here at altrocklife.  I always write reviews whilst listening to albums for the first time, so they make for a good analysis of my first impressions.   662 more words


Love: Forever Changes

This is a pretty decent weird 60s psychedelic album. It’s more focused than Da Capo. It doesn’t rock much. The best moments are the weirdest ones generally. 28 more words


Low key is Stwo’s modus operandi, and both the features and production on new EP ‘D.T.S.N.T.’ attest to that fact.  The OVO Sound-approved producer recruits the likes of Sevdaliza, BadBadNotGood and MK Grands on an understated but brilliant eight track collection that intrigues and teases much more than it gloats.   10 more words

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Liars: WIXIW

It’s actually better than I initially gave it credit for. It’s not as fun as earlier albums, but it has its moments. It’s a good morning/evening drive album.