Review | “An intimate self-portrait of an artist nine years later” David Kitt – Yous

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Yous, the much anticipated new studio album from David Kitt.  His first outing under his own name in almost a decade, David Kitt follows up his recent Choice Music Prize nominated project New Jackson with Yous, a nicely crafted organic offering that places Kitt’s songwriting to the front. David Kitt’s ability to create…

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TLMT’s Top 20 International Albums of the Year 2017

The Last Mixed Tape counts down its top 20 international albums of 2017 including its pick for album of the year and Spotify playlist. 20. The Big Moon – Love In The 4th Dimension The Big Moon’s brand of indie/alternative rock is simply made for the Last Mixed Tape. And Love In The 4th Dimension is a debut…

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Review | “A Soft-Spoken Album” Emma Langford – Quiet Giant

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Quiet Giant, the debut studio album from songwriter Emma Langford.  Much like its title would suggest Quiet Giant is a rustic, soft-spoken album with a hint of size and weight to it. A debut offering from Emma Langford, the album twinkles with just enough style and sense of self to separate it from the…

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Review | And So I Watch You From Afar – The Endless Shimmering

The Last Mixed Tape reviews The Endless Shimmering, the fifth studio album from And So I Watch You From Afar. And So I Watch You From Afar’s The Endless Shimmering is an album that seeks to evoke rather than impact. You take from it what you bring into it. Nothing is explained, there is no hand…

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Review | Beck – Colors

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Colors, the much-anticipated new studio album from Beck. Things fall apart on Colors, that much is clear. Unbound by a strong central theme, Beck’s latest offering is an aimless affair that feels more like a pastiche of dance-pop rather than an ode to it. While the album may be a transition from the…

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Review | St Vincent – Masseduction

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Masseduction, the much-hyped fifth studio album from St. Vincent.  Five albums in and we have the most abstract self-portrait yet from St. Vincent. While Annie Clarke’s previous releases have certainly been inventive, Masseduction uses her futurist-pop milieu as a canvas to portray the personal aspects of her music rather than dominating it. Through…

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Review | Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Concrete and Gold, the latest studio album from Foo Fighters.   Whatever creative spark once inspired Foo Fighters early work is now a faint echo. As Dave Grohl and co. stumble further into irrelevancy with Concrete and Gold, you can’t help but feel awkward watching it unfold. A band once vibrant, full of…

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Review | Candice Gordon – Garden of Beasts

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Garden of Beasts, the debut studio album from alternative artist Candice Gordon. The strobing darkness and light that plays at the centre of Garden of Beasts, makes for an uneasy record obscured by noise with brief hints of sonic clarity. Indeed, Candice Gordon’s Lynchian debut provides a restless introduction. From the bewitching heavy…

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Review | Bear Worship – Was

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Was the debut studio album from indie artist Bear Worship.  Was is wonderfully off-kilter. A truly unusual album, Bear Worship’s debut rides the quirky indie-pop line well and comes out the other side to produce a record that has more than its fair share of surprises. It sounds like a fun album…

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Review | Sea Pinks – Watercourse

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Watercourse, the latest studio album from indie-pop band Sea Pinks. Watercourse is an instant charmer. And although Sea Pinks have been mining the indie-pop landscape for some time now, it’s a sound that they produce with aplomb, providing several gems in the process. A more welcoming album than their previous outing,…

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