Articles by Mike Red

Charles Connolly :: Snakes and Ladders

February 4, 2014 // 1 Comment

It’s shocking how, month after month, and year after year, the U.K. keeps turning out one amazing artist after another (or, it would be shocking if they hadn’t been doing [...]

Andrew Scandal :: Mosaic Mirrors

January 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Like any other music aficionado, I get an immense kick whenever I stumble upon a new artist. You know the feeling, you see this artist’s name, it piques your interest, you [...]

Soft White Sixties :: Soft White Sixties

January 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Something that all music aficionados born after 1970 wish they could do is travel back in time to an age when music was grungy, raunchy (less in a Miley way), and just [...]

Lauren O’Connell :: Quitters

January 6, 2014 // 1 Comment

A long, long time ago, in a record store far, far away (well, fairly far away, you know, assuming you don’t own a car, and depending on traffic and weather conditions), [...]

Doug Dorst / J.J. Abrams :: S.

December 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

If you’re reading this review, it’s possible that you either: a) Love reading books. b) You thought the thumbnail that accompanies this review looked pretty. c) You’re [...]

White Poppy :: Drifter’s Gold

December 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Ambient albums filled with vague fuzz and a general feeling of vacationy happiness (well, it is a word now), are a dime a dozen (probably due to the ubiquity and ease of use [...]

Elbow :: Dead in the Boot

December 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

Once upon a time, the B-sides of albums were enjoyed and sought after, almost as much as their glossier, more popular brother-and-sister tracks, who’d taken up residence on [...]

Jake Bugg :: Shangri-La

December 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

Do you believe in the Curse of the Second Album? Well, Jake Bugg certainly doesn’t seem to fear it, if his second album, Shangri-La, is anything to judge by. Unfortunately, [...]

London Grammar :: If You Wait

November 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

In terms of debut albums, few bands can claim to have received such acclaim, and attention as London Grammar has. The usual formula is: 1) “Hello, my name is. . . .” [...]
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