Luke Edwards

Helpful votes received on reviews: 52% (13 of 25)
Location: Margate, UK
Birthday: 8 May



Top Reviewer Ranking: 233,733 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 25
Drowners ~ Drowners
Drowners ~ Drowners
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Anglophilia is alive and well in the USA in the shape of this self-titled debut album by indie rockers Drowners. Taking their band name from Suede’s mid-90s hit single “The Drowners”, you’d do well to expect these (mostly) American lads to be in thrall to Britpop songsmanship – which they clearly are – but they do have more than a few post-punk revival tricks up their sleeve.

Main songwriter and Welsh fashion model Matthew Hitt is au-fait enough to know that the Britpop genre itself was nothing more than a summation of British Invasion classicist leanings mixed with punk influences and rooted in C86 amateurism, so a Strokes-y twist on jangle pop is the order of the day (“Luv,… Read more
Modern Vampires of the City ~ Vampire Weekend
Modern Vampires of the City ~ Vampire Weekend
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This might take some justifying, but I feel Vampire Weekend’s third album Modern Vampires of the City should not only be regarded as the best album of the year but also as a grand artistic statement on malaise in modern America. From its very cover art – a 1966 photograph of the New York skyline in what remains the smoggiest day in the city’s history – Modern Vampires of the City caps off a near-perfect trio of indie pop albums with a subtle comment on the cloud of despair which currently hangs over post-recession USA.

Each album has seen Vampire Weekend slowly but surely evolve into a unique and experimental indie outfit eager to drag ‘the New York sound’ into a new musical… Read more
Random Access Memories ~ Daft Punk
I think it’s a safe bet that no respectable music fan would be able to compile a Top 10 list of the year’s best music without including Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories somewhere. Almost prog rock in its scope, Daft Punk’s fourth album Random Access Memories is an ambitious tour-de-force from the French techno duo.

Using live musicians and eschewing the particular brand of sample-based house music that made their name, the opening guitar riff on ‘Give Life Back to Music’ throws the door open to a new era of EDM, seguing into a lilting funk groove which only the involvement of Nile Rodgers could muster. The ex-Chic guitarist’s mastery is ever-present on smash hit comeback single… Read more

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