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Album Review: Everything Now // Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire's repertoire by now constitutes a plethora of strings adorning their multi-talented bow. From their baroque-influenced, smash hit debut Funeral, fuelled by the pain of losing a family memb…

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Album Review: Kinder Versions // Mammút

Despite having previously released three studio albums over the past ten years (Mammút in 2006, Karkari in 2008, and Komdu til mín svarta systir in 2013), five-piece Icelandic rock band Mammút will ne…

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Album Review: Melodrama // Lorde

It'd be fair to say that here at RIOT we've been excitedly awaiting the arrival of Lorde's new record since it's announcement way back in March... and we've not been left disappointed. Since the relea…

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Album Review: RELAXER // alt-J

alt-J's first two albums were flurries of activity, with peaks and troughs doled out as readily as their tumultuous album covers would imply. 2012's An Awesome Wave marked the culmination of five year…

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Album Review: After Laughter // Paramore

If there is one thing you could never accuse Paramore of being, it's boring. Since their original formation in 2002, the group has undergone a series of dramatic band member exits, legal disputes, new…