Sunday, February 28, 2010

Get Hold of the Tunes!

Use this cool new feature to purchase the music I've been writing about from Amazon and see if you agree with my opinion! Just hit the play button to hear the music.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Little Boots, Big Noise

Unless you have yet to come in contact with an FM Radio in the last month or so, it would be hard not to have heard of Little Boots. The latest release by this one-woman electro-pop sensation is the upbeat dance anthem ‘Remedy’. The synth heavy tune consists of every pop element necessary to make a hit, from pre-chorus breakdowns, superb melodies and catchy lyrical hooks.

I first discovered Little Boots by chance while surfing the black hole of Myspace music (back in the days when people still frequented their Myspace accounts!). I was struck most by a track named ‘Every Little Earthquake’, which I have yet to hear about since. Should anyone be able to get a copy let me know for it was a song of epic proportions. Its is this song, far more than ‘Remedy’, that convinces me that Little Boots will be around for some time yet. For I think to judge an artist most affectively you must observe the quality to tracks they don’t release. Like Nirvana’s Insecticides, a b-side album that reached No. 15 in the US charts. You have to consider that if a band can produce excellent tunes that aren’t even released then their ability to write is probably not limited to a few moments of genius, but rather a constant skill they can utilize at any time.

For Little Boots this is only the beginning of a fruitful career of pop hits. I highly recommend investing in the album the album ‘Hands’, for the full Little Boot experience. You can also get more information from the website here -

Buy Little Boots album 'Hands' from Amazon UK -

Now to finish off here is the video to ‘Remedy’,

Review by F.M.


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Courtney Love -

For over a year now I have been anticipating the release of Courtney Loves new material, and I'm STILL waiting! After the release of Americas Sweetheart Courtney's popularity seemed to drop, due undoubtedly to a string of bizarre tabloid stories and the records mediocre content. However, I for one have not given up on the Queen of Grunge just yet and am still going to purchase her latest offering, when it arrives that is!
Anyone wanting to here a few tasters of the new record should check out her myspace. From what has been put up so far I have to admit I'm a little disappointed. The passion in her voice, so prominent in Holes Live Through This, seems to be lacking and the songwriting a little sloppy. But hey! Go make your own judgement then let me know what you think.

Check Courtney's Myspace here.

Review by F.M.


Monday, December 03, 2007

New Sound Pollution - Northern Lights

Hip hop/pop production group New Sound Pollution have recently put a song up on their myspace. The song, 'Northern Light', is a dark fusion of dance synths and eastern instrumentation. A strange fusion of sounds which make up a great sounding song. Its starts out slowly, with a broken up dub like beat, building up and breaking down. Half way through the beat changes into something you can nod your head and tap your feet to. A very interesting song that I recommend you have a listen to. Lets hope they put out something else soon!

Check out New Sound Pollution at their myspace -

Review By F.M.


Monday, February 05, 2007

The End Of An Era

Its a shame, how in the end all good music scenes come to an end. It feels that we have now come to end of the recent 'indie' scene here in England, that was started by bands such as the Libertines. We've reached the stage now where the industry is just churning out overly produced copycat bands, like The View. I have been feeling for a while that the recent music boom here in the UK was beginning to die down but when the View, a band who are a rip off of every other band in the genre, went to No. 1 I new it was definitely over. As with all the pure, organic, music movements it is only matter of time before the record industry cottons on and starts twisting the glorious movement into a money making scheme. They start producing bands with an exact sound and style but with absolutely no integrity or genius. It is a shame, but its the way it goes and we can only hope that next music revolution is not to far around the corner.

Review by F.M.


Thursday, October 26, 2006

Cool Music Reviews Store

Cool Music Reviews now has its own store where you can buy some of the best music around via Amazon. Check out the store here and see what I recommend you buy this month.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

YYY's - Show Your Bones Review

Album title - Show Your Bones by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

After the art punk perfection of Fever to Tell I couldn’t wait for the follow up. I first heard Gold Lion on the radio and was impressed, it sounded like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs had created this hyper produced Nevermind esq. album. I thought it was going to be a mainstream phenomenon that would bring the Yeah Yeah Yeahs into the lime light but instead it was a disappointment. That’s not to say it was a complete failure, there’s some good songs on the album, it’s just not half of what Fever to Tell was. Gold Lion is a brilliantly loud impressive song as is Phenomena but further into the record you find songs like Mysteries, Warrior and Honeybear which sound messy and unthoughtful. They say artists always have trouble with the second album and it sounds like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs had real trouble with this. It sounds like they turned up at their studio in LA without the faintest idea what to record and had to really force out every note.
As I said Fever to Tell was art punk perfection, loud, grungy, interesting and energetic, but Show Your Bones has either lost or dampened down all these qualities only gaining them again in live performances (and despite the terrible album, taking the trouble to see them live is well worth it!). However, I don’t entirely condemn the album, it’s defiantly worth listening to and it would be worth downloading tracks such as Gold Lion and Phenomena but fans of the old Yeah Yeah Yeahs may be disappointed with their second attempt.

Review by F.M.


Gold Lion music video -

Lily Allen - Smile Review

Single title - Smile by Lily Allen

I can’t say I don’t agree with some of the things she writes on her website but how on earth did Lily Allen's song ‘smile’ get to NO.1 in the UK. It’s awful! For a start it doesn’t even sound in tune! The lyrics are simplistic and dull with a rhyming pattern that could have been written by a four year old. It’s one of those songs that no matter how hard you bang your head against the wall you just can’t get it out! Frankly the less said the better, steer clear of this single.

Review by F.M.