Album of the week – XS Noize | Online Music Magazine https://www.xsnoize.com XS Noize is an online music publication updated daily with music news, interviews, music videos, tour dates, album reviews, and much more. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:21:47 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 https://i2.wp.com/www.xsnoize.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/favicon.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Album of the week – XS Noize | Online Music Magazine https://www.xsnoize.com 32 32 142397596 Album Review: THE CHARLATANS – ‘Different Days’ https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-the-charlatans-different-days/ https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-the-charlatans-different-days/#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 15:30:26 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=25695 On the back of 2015’s Modern Nature (critically acclaimed getting into the Top Ten album chart with a lifetime achievement award from Q magazine) comes the Charlatans thirteenth album. Different Days is released on Friday [...]

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Album Review: ERASURE – ‘World Be Gone’ https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-erasure-world-be-gone/ https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-erasure-world-be-gone/#comments Mon, 01 May 2017 19:29:49 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=25312 Pop supremo’s Andy Bell and Vince Clarke return this May with their self produced seventeenth studio album titled ‘World be Gone’ before busily embarking on a 29 date summer European Stadium Tour as special guests [...]

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Album Review: CAST – Kicking Up The Dust https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-cast-kicking-up-the-dust/ https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-cast-kicking-up-the-dust/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:17:23 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=25121 Cast first appeared in the mid 90s during the Britpop era with a string of hit singles and the classic ‘All Change’ album that became the highest selling debut album in the history of the [...]

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Classic Album Revisited: THE BEAT – Special Beat Service https://www.xsnoize.com/classic-album-revisited-the-beat-special-beat-service/ https://www.xsnoize.com/classic-album-revisited-the-beat-special-beat-service/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:48:04 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=24944 For those of us old enough to remember the early 80’s it was an era filled with many excellent bands that were brief in their existence but left a substantial influence behind them. The Beat, [...]

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ALBUM REVIEW – Lydia Ainsworth – “Darling Of The Afterglow” https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-lydia-ainsworth-darling-of-the-afterglow/ https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-lydia-ainsworth-darling-of-the-afterglow/#respond Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:39:22 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=24826 Toronto-based artist, composer and producer Lydia Ainsworth announces her sublime second album, “Darling of the Afterglow”. The album is released today through Bella Union. “Darling of the Afterglow “is Lydia Ainsworth’s sophomore record and follow [...]

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Album Review: BRITISH SEA POWER- Let the Dancers Inherit the Party https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-british-sea-power-let-the-dancers-inherit-the-party/ https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-british-sea-power-let-the-dancers-inherit-the-party/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:10:56 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=24672 Unique and eclectic are two words that come to mind when the band British Sea Power is mentioned. On March 31, 2017 the band will be releasing their 10th studio album Let the Dancers Inherit [...]

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Album Review: SPOON – Hot Thoughts https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-spoon-hot-thoughts/ https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-spoon-hot-thoughts/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:39:58 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=24578 March is proving to be a spectacular month for new Indie music releases and veteran Indie band Spoon has only made the month more noteworthy. Hot Thoughts the follow up to 2014’s stellar album They [...]

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Album Review: The Shins – Heartworms https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-the-shins-heartworms/ https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-the-shins-heartworms/#respond Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:28:54 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=24473 Rejoice, the long awaited new release from The Shins has arrived. For fans it has been a long wait since the 2012 release of Port of Morrow. The anticipation for a new release was ratchet [...]

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Album Review: Depeche Mode – Spirit https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-depeche-mode-spirit/ https://www.xsnoize.com/album-review-depeche-mode-spirit/#comments Thu, 02 Mar 2017 12:32:49 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=24282 As you might have gathered from my Classic Album – Violator piece, I’m a Depeche Mode fan. Reviewing them objectively can be hard given my, ahem, devotion to the band and the fact that a [...]

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ALBUM REVIEW: DAVID BOWIE – BLACKSTAR https://www.xsnoize.com/david-bowie-blackstar/ https://www.xsnoize.com/david-bowie-blackstar/#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2016 10:10:50 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=16406 Reviewer’s Note (I was in the midst of reviewing this album when the news was announced that David Bowie had left us. I was already enthralled with the album prior to his passing and would [...]

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THE WATERBOYS – MODERN BLUES https://www.xsnoize.com/waterboys-modern-blues/ https://www.xsnoize.com/waterboys-modern-blues/#respond Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:16:01 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=4384 This is The Waterboys 11th album in a 30-ish year career, they have been through big music to irish jiggery pokery (and loads of fiddly diddlyness). For this album Mike Scott decamped to Nashville, the [...]

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PANDA BEAR – PANDA BEAR MEETS THE GRIM REAPER https://www.xsnoize.com/panda-bear-panda-bear-meets-grim-reaper/ https://www.xsnoize.com/panda-bear-panda-bear-meets-grim-reaper/#respond Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:39:00 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=4303 Recently, Noah Lennox a.k.a. Panda Bear gave an interview to The Quietus where he talked about his favorite thirteen albums. They ranged from the ‘Enter The Wu Tang’ to King Tubby’s ‘Roots Of Dub’ to [...]

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BELLE & SEBASTIAN – GIRLS IN PEACETIME WANT TO DANCE https://www.xsnoize.com/belle-sebastian-girls-peacetime-want-dance/ https://www.xsnoize.com/belle-sebastian-girls-peacetime-want-dance/#respond Wed, 07 Jan 2015 20:58:14 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=3734 I have to start this review with a confession – I’ve never quite got Belle and Sebastian. They’ve had moments of indisputable genius in the past but I’ve never found myself fully gripped by one [...]

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THE GRAVITY DRIVE – TESTAMENT https://www.xsnoize.com/gravity-drive-testament/ https://www.xsnoize.com/gravity-drive-testament/#respond Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:25:05 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=3601 The Gravity Drive is a prime example showing that the music distribution world has seismically shifted and we are in” Kansas” no longer.  Even 10 years ago it would have been difficult to imagine a [...]

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THE PALE BLUE DOTS – LOTS OF DOTS https://www.xsnoize.com/pale-blue-dots-lots-dots/ https://www.xsnoize.com/pale-blue-dots-lots-dots/#respond Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:56:53 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=3542 Huw(Bunf) Bunford ,frontman of The Super Furry Animals, has been on a productive hiatus from the group. Bunford has formed a side project band, The Pale Blue Dots with composer Richard Chester. The duo has [...]

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS – MONUMENTS TO ELEGY https://www.xsnoize.com/smashing-pumpkins-monuments-elegy/ https://www.xsnoize.com/smashing-pumpkins-monuments-elegy/#respond Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:26:28 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=3497 With a significant amount of fanfare the once again reconfigured The Smashing Pumpkins have released their ninth album, Monuments to Elegy. Original member and founder of the band, Billy Corgan remains at the helm with a [...]

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U2 – SONGS OF INNOCENCE https://www.xsnoize.com/u2-songs-innocence/ https://www.xsnoize.com/u2-songs-innocence/#respond Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:33:22 +0000 http://www.xsnoize.com/?p=1403 It’s been 6 years since U2 released the underrated ‘No Line on the Horizon’ to the world with a huge media campaign. Even when the first choice single ‘Get on your Boots’ confused fans, the [...]

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