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Lykke Li - so sad so sexy Reaction | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
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Lykke Li – so sad so sexy Reaction

Despite 'so sad so sexy' running a bit tired, Lykke Li's voice still sounds fantastic on the somber backdrops and she's still puts out some massive choruses that are perfect for the festival rounds. Just don't expect anything groundbreaking from it....
Beach House - 7 Reaction | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
4.6

Beach House – 7 Reaction

Somehow even after 7 albums they're still able to make each new album feel like the first time you heard them and despite music coming more in line with the style they perfected over a decade ago, they still feel light years in front of everyone else. "7" won't do much to change your opinion about Beach House one way or another, but it's hard to argue how hauntingly beautiful it all is....
James Bay - Electric Light Reaction | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
4.3

James Bay – Electric Light Reaction

Evolving and progressing your sound is always a tricky affair but on "Electric Light" James Bay has been able to pull it off 'almost' flawlessly - giving his core fans what they fell in love with in the first place while boldly pushing into a new audience and direction without it feeling forced or gimmicky....
Kimbra - Primal Heart Reaction | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
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Kimbra – Primal Heart Reaction

What could have been a unique, inventive experience came off as more generic and safe than anything. There's some flashes of something truly special throughout Primal Heart, but ultimately Kimbra is unable to create something greater than the sum of its parts....
Thirty Seconds To Mars - AMERICA | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
2.7

Thirty Seconds to Mars – AMERICA Reaction

Thirty Seconds to Mars try their hand at a politically charged record but they ultimately come up well short of saying or adding anything worthwhile to the conversation. It's essentially an album that's full of vapid buzz words/phrases set to painfully generic electro-infused pop rock. It's not a "terrible" album but it's not a particularly compelling one either....
The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
3.8

The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl Reaction

I'm not saying The Decemberists come off as gimmicky or overtly "hipster" but I have no problem imagining many of the songs here being played at a local renaissance fair or in the soundtrack to one of Wes Anderson's latest movies, and not in an ironic way either. But for as much as I found myself eye rolling, I found myself singing along, which in itself is the ultimate goal of music isn't it....
The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy, | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
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The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy, Reaction

Somehow The Weeknd manages to step back towards his original sounds while still implementing some of his more recent poppier inclinations, creating a whole new sound yet again. It's a great mix of listenable pop with his more sinister, cynical side and there's not a single track worth skipping....
Jack White - Boarding House Reach | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
3.5

Jack White – Boarding House Reach Reaction

Although Boarding House Reach is probably Jack White's most experimental project yet, there's heavy influences from blues, country, and most surprisingly funk, with entire songs dedicated to said genres, he still keeps that sincere approach to his music. All in all, it was an unexpectedly experimental album that's a mixed bag of good and bad, but the good largely outweighs the bad....
David Byrne - American Utopia | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
2.8

David Byrne – American Utopia Reaction

David Byrne has always been pleasantly weird and experimental and he once again tries to push the musical envelope. What results from that sincere push is at best, a mess however. It's a mash up of different sounds and influences that, when it works, can be refreshing and exhilarating, but those moments are far too often undercut by clunky breakdowns and unnecessary introductions of new elements....
Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
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Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar Reaction

Like a lot of today's music, trying to put a label on or even describe their overall sound is damn near impossible. It's a little bit of pop, a little bit of punk, a little bit of electronic, a little bit of hip-hop, and a whole lot of countless other influences. It all sounds highly experimental, and a bit chaotic, but never so much that they lose their cool. Young Fathers have crafted something special here and I've found it difficult to pull myself away. This one is a must experience....
The Neighbourhood - The Neighbourhood | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
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The Neighbourhood – The Neighbourhood Reaction

The Neighbourhood have tried to recapture some of their initial musical potency with their third studio album, and while I felt like it was a solid effort overall, it still felt a bit contrived when compared to everything else out there and at this point I'm not sure what they could do to regain that initial spark....
MGMT - Little Dark Age Reaction | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
3.8

MGMT – Little Dark Age Reaction

Little Dark Age is full of MGMT's clear reverence for '80s pop and rock - with all of the vintage synths, dub effects, and just overall aesthetic feel, but with their own decidedly psychedelic twists thrown in for good measure. They create an interesting dichotomy of warm, buzzing production and darker, more cynical lyrics and the result is a largely pleasing listen from start to finish that contains some of their most infectious work in years....
The Wombats - Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
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The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life Reaction

Sonically and melodically The Wombat's latest album is a beautiful record who's bubbling upbeatness is infectious which creates an interesting dynamic between it's content full of heartbreak and a bad love. This may not be one of the deepest nor thought provoking rock albums I've heard in recent memory but it's certainly one of the most enjoyable. And sometimes that's what it's all about....
Django Django - Marble Skies | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
4.7

Django Django – Marble Skies Reaction

While Django Django's previous efforts felt a bit more artsy in intention, the experimentation on Marble Skies feels done with the sole purpose of creating something fun. And it is fun, it's a lighthearted, head nodding romp full of brilliant melodies and earworm hooks. It's almost impossible not to be pulled into their joyous orbit....
Fever Ray - Plunge | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
3.8

Fever Ray – Plunge Reaction

Fever Ray's sound is not easily quantifiable nor is it's intent, it's quintessential mood music and just one of those things where you just know it when you hear it. I'm not sure that I enjoyed Plunge as much as her first album, at least not immediately, but there's no denying the sheer creativity and boundary pushing present that succeeds at evoking emotional response better than almost anything else that comes to mind....
The eclectic alternative electric jazz hip-hop sound of Jaron Lamar Davis | Podcasts | Musicphiles | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS

The eclectic alternative electric jazz hip-hop sound of Jaron Lamar Davis

For our first Musicphiles podcast of 2018 we have our very first guest on! Aspiring drummer/artist Jaron Lamar Davis stops by to talk about his upcoming eclectic alternative electric jazz hip-hop album called My View Through the Lense of Music and the process of creating his first album. As well as giving us a trained musician's point of view on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly and the increase of jazz, blues, and funk influences in hip-hop and 'urban' music in general. Then he joins us in listing our most anticipated albums (confirmed and rumored) of 2018....

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