Review | James Vincent McMorrow – True Care

The Last Mixed Tape reviews True Care, the fourth studio album from James Vincent McMorrow.  True Care is dreamlike. Beautifully textured and bathed in a glistening haze, James Vincent McMorrow’s fourth outing is the culmination of what has come before it and what is happening now. On this record, everything has come together. Riding off the…

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Review | Come On Live Long – In The Still

The Last Mixed Tape reviews In The Still, the brand new studio album from Come On Live Long. In The Still is an album built from a clear sense of space and depth. A quietly ambitious record, Come On Live Long’s sophomore outing is cast across a great widescreen production, populated by echoing beats and reverb drenched vocals,…

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Review | New Jackson – From Night To Night 

The Last Mixed Tape reviews From Night To Night, the brand new studio album from New Jackson. I must admit I struggled with From Night To Night as an album. Having first heard ‘After Midnight In A Perfect World’, I came into New Jackson’s LP with high expectations that were met on several levels but also undercut just…

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Review | I Draw Slow – Turn Your Face To The Sun

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Turn Your Face To The Sun, the brand new studio album from I Draw Slow. What Turn Your Face To The Sun sets out to do, it does with aplomb. The album by no means reinvents the trad-folk wheel, nor is it a drastic change in sound for I Draw Slow, but instead…

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Review | Ships – Precession

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Precession, the debut studio album from electronic duo Ships. Precession is the kind of album that makes me glad to be a critic. It took me completely by surprise. Although I had been aware of Ships before reviewing their debut outing, I must confess I wasn’t all that taken by them. I enjoyed…

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Review | Alien She – Feeler

 The Last Mixed Tape reviews Feeler, the debut studio album from Dublin garage-punk trio Alien She. Feeler is garage-punk that finally gets the punk aspect of the term. While the music of Alien She’s rough and ragged debut certainly has the chanting thrash of a garage record, the trio also adds some much-needed backbone and…

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Review | Talos – Wild Alee

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Wild Alee, the highly anticipated debut studio album from Talos. Wild Alee is monolithic. An imposing body of sound that reaches right into the depths of its creator’s music, and delivers an atmospheric tour de force. In short, Talos has arrived. Indeed, the signs have been there for some time. The singles…

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Review | Our Krypton Son – Fleas & Diamonds

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Fleas & Diamonds, the new sophomore studio album from Our Krypton Son. Fleas & Diamonds leaves with a long-lasting impression. The sprawling melodic-pop via indie-folk music of Our Krypton Son is nicely cast across the group’s twelve song run time. The album moves and turns its shape throughout making for a compelling…

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Review | Planet Parade – Mercury

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Mercury, the long-awaited debut studio album from Planet Parade.  Mercury is an album with a lot of time and thought put behind it. That much is very clear from the get-go. The lush musically stacked production of Planet Parade’s debut is evident in the just how thoroughly the duo fill out every inch…

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TLMT Reader’s Album of Year 2016 – Voting

The short-list is up and voting is now open for The Last Mixed Tape Readers’ Album of the Year 2016. Following the Last Mixed Tape’s recent unveiling of it’s top twenty album of 2016 (see full countdown and playlist – here), TLMT is giving reader’s a chance to have their say in what was the stand-out…

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