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Top 30 Albums of 2015: 15-1

Here is the second and final part of my top releases of 2015, these are the biggest highlights in the year for me. Don’t forget to lemme know what your favourites were or to link me your own list. Hope you all had a great start to 2016!  Continue reading

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Catch-Up Reviews #5: Squarepusher, Moodie Black, Faith No More…

Rich Reviewz is coming back. Here’s some releases I’ve been enjoying recently for you to wrap your ears around…

Squarepusher – Damogen Furies

Squarepusher is Tom Jenkinson, a man who has pushed the boundaries of electronic music as far as possible since its inception in 1995. The list of his work and its variety is impressive for any musician of any genre and with each release, the direction he takes is completely unpredictable which is exactly what’s happened with “Damogen Furies” once again.  Continue reading

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Top 30 Albums of 2014: 15-1

This is it, these are my top fifteen albums for 2014. There’s some great stuff here that I hope you check out and become as obsessed with as I did. Hope you all have a merry Christmas and a fantastic time with your friends and family. See you in 2015! Continue reading

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Top 30 Albums of 2014: 30-16

Here’s the first half of the top 30 albums of 2014! While this year didn’t impress me anywhere near as much as last year, there were still dozens of great releases, especially in the second-half of the year. I guess as well, since this year has been very quiet for the Rich Reviewz blog (for personal reasons – 2015 will be the return of regular posts), you can see all the albums I’d wish I could have spoken about. Continue reading

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Catch-Up Reviews #1: Chance The Rapper, Daft Punk, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Kylesa…

So, this is going to be (yet another) segment for RichReviewz. Out of running late with time with work, gigs and other business it seems this is the best way to keep up with reviews I plan to do. In an ideal world, I would do full length reviews of each of these reviews, but now it would set me back even further as more and more are released now. So, I’d rather do something small than miss out at all, so here goes the first “Catch-Up Reviews”! Continue reading

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Immortal Technique Live Review (The Globe, Cardiff. 18/6/13)

So, first of all, this is going to be more of a ‘report’ than an actual review. Why? Because I literally turned up to this gig without listening to any Immortal Technique albums, none but one song that I was familiar with and that it was my first pure live hip-hop experience (Death Grips felt a whole lot more like being in an Every Time I Die gig). If you’re asking “Why the hell did you turn up then?!”, my younger brother is a big Immortal Technique fan and while the opportunity was there, I thought what better way to take him to his first live performance than to see one of his favourite artists.

So while you’re reading this, remember: I was not an Immortal Technique fan walking into the venue. Continue reading

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Ghostface Killah – “TWELVE REASONS TO DIE” Quick Review

Ghostface Killah - 12 Reasons To Die

Ghostface Killah – “Twelve Reasons To Die”
Genre: Hip-hop

Label: Soul Temple Records

This feels like one of those cases that laying down an introduction to Ghostface Killah is pointless – if the name doesn’t ring a bell at all with you, then you’ve probably been walking around with your eyes (and ears) closed. One of the more prominent Wu-Tang Clan members, one of the more successful solo successes of Wu-Tang and perhaps one of the best storytellers in hip-hop period. If you’ve never heard “Supreme Clientele” or “Ironman”, please give those a listen before reading on. Continue reading

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Death Grips Live Review (HMV Forum, London. 2/5/13)

If ATP couldn’t get enough of my respect already for putting on great events, they somehow squeezed some more out of me with this. Death Grips, anyone who follows this review blog should know, is a band who has done nothing wrong in my books and has been consistently blasted via my laptop, record player and iPod ever since “Exmilitary” came out. After unfortunately missing their previous shows/tours for various reasons, I made this particular gig in London a mission that could not be failed. Continue reading

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My Record Store Day 2013.

So once again on the rise of Record Store Day, I had another blast looking, buying and talking at my favourite (and only, ha!) local record shop, Tangled Parrot (you can visit their online store here). This was my third one (’10, ’12 and this year) but it’s my first since collecting vinyl and so this time around, the special releases interested me a whole lot more than ever before (I’d only buy CDs and watch performances in the previous ones). So, here it is, my swag report… yeah…  Continue reading

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