Review | “An exercise in the art of abstraction” We Cut Corners – Imposters

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Imposters, the fourth studio album from indie duo We Cut Corners. Imposters is an exercise in the art of abstraction. An album that folds wistful folk upon hard dynamic passages of indie at will, We Cut Corners fourth offering finds the duo shaping the sound crafted on previous outings, think the gentle…

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Review | “What can be ignored, won’t be remembered” Kodaline – Politics of Living

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Politics of Living, the much-anticipated third studio album from Kodaline.  Politics of Living is interesting. Not musically, the album sticks vehemently to the middle of the road. Instead, Kodaline’s third studio outing is interesting in the commercial success that will greet it and the question why nondescript paint-by-numbers music gets rewarded over all…

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Review | “In a world of mass-produced, committee-made bluster, the intimate handmade detail heard in The Art Of Pretending To Swim is made all the more vital” Villagers – The Art Of Pretending To Swim

The Last Mixed Tape reviews The Art Of Pretending To Swim, the fourth studio album from Villagers.  In a world of mass-produced, committee-made bluster, the intimate handmade detail heard in The Art Of Pretending To Swim is made all the more vital. Throughout the latest offering from Villagers, you can hear every moment in time, every purpose of every…

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Review | “88 is an album about life itself” Elephant – 88

The Last Mixed Tape reviews 88, the brand new sophomore studio album from Elephant.  88 is an album about life itself. Indeed it’s a record about Elephant’s Shane Clarke, steeped a haze of obscured memories, abstract feeling and a fear of the future. Few artists evolve their sound on their sophomore release, even fewer aim for something as…

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Review | “an album which makes us all feel a little less alone when we seem lost” Gavin Glass – Opus Pocus

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Opus Pocus, the latest studio album from singer-songwriter Gavin Glass.  There are certain points in life when fear driven by malaise can be all-encompassing. That feeling of directionlessness is easy to identify with, even if it’s not easy to admit to. Boldly, Gavin Glass has put this all out on front-street…

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TLMT Minute Reviews | The Carters – Everything Is Love

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Everything Is Love, the brand new studio collaborative album from Beyoncé and Jay-Z (the Carters).  Rounding off the Carters “marriage trilogy” which started with Beyoncé’s Lemonade and continued with Jay-Z’s 4:44, Everything Is Love finds the couple expelling the tension of the past with a reconciliation record featuring the stand out tracks ‘APESHIT’, ‘Love Happy’ and…

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Review | “Things fall apart, Colt portrays what’s left behind” Hilary Woods – Colt

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Colt, the brand new studio album from alternative artist Hilary Woods.  Colt is an album you’ll still be listening to long after it has ended. A record Hilary Woods has been making ever since her solo career began, the music of Colt expands and contracts, and stays with you. Woods knows that ambiguity fuels…

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TLMT Minute Reviews | Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer

The Last Mixed Tape reviews God’s Favorite Customer, the brand new studio album from Father John Misty.  A new series for TLMT, the Youtube short minute-long review series The Last Mixed Tape Review will take a look at the latest albums coming out on the international music scene. In this episode, we take a look at God’s Favorite…

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TLMT Minute Reviews | Chvrches – Love Is Dead

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Love Is Dead, the brand new third studio album from Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches.  A new series for TLMT, the Youtube short minute-long review series The Last Mixed Tape Review will take a look at the latest albums coming out on the international music scene, starting with the latest offering from synth-pop act…

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Review | “Obscured by noise and engulfed in harsh texture” Just Mustard – Wednesday

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Wednesday, the debut studio album from alternative-rock band Just Mustard.  With so much emphasis put on shine and polish in music at the moment, the screeches of noises that open Wednesday could very well be seen as a rejection of such things. The music of Just Mustard is claustrophobic, restless, and unsettling, an…

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