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Articles By: Samantha Blackwood

Hi, I’m a Canadian human with an undying love for live music and the works of dead writers. I write music reviews, book reviews, random literature related musings, short fiction, and more.
Baths: Romaplasm

Baths: Romaplasm

Baths Romaplasm (Anticon) A taste for the vocal delivery on a good chunk of¬†Romaplasm¬†is definitely an acquired taste, but it undoubtedly catches […]

Sango: In the Comfort of

Sango: In the Comfort of

Sango In the Comfort of (Last Gang Records) The album begins with “His Name.”¬† This strong intro makes it easy to¬†appreciate the […]

Miguel: War & Leisure

Miguel: War & Leisure

Miguel War & Leisure (RCA Records) Miguel’s War & Leisure¬†starts of with¬†“Criminal,” a track that rocks. It’s simultaneously heavy and light, and […]

Fever Ray: Plunge

Fever Ray: Plunge

Fever Ray Plunge (MUTE) Fever Ray’s Plunge allows listeners to dive deep into Karin Dreijer’s sonic curiosities. The album starts of with […]

Majid Jordan: The Space Between

Majid Jordan: The Space Between

Majid Jordan The Space Between (OVO Sound) A funky, slightly moody “Intro” sets the tone for Majid Jordan’s¬†The Space Between, and promptly […]

Sisters of Mercy – Some Girls Wander By Mistake

Sisters of Mercy – Some Girls Wander By Mistake

Sisters of Mercy Some Girls Wander By Mistake (Warner Music UK) The 4 LP re-issue of Sisters of Mercy’s¬†Some Girls Wander By […]

METZ: Strange Peace

METZ: Strange Peace

METZ Strange Peace (Sub Pop Records) Since their debut in 2012, METZ have shown no signs of slowing down.¬†Strange Peace¬†is no different. […]

Jhené Aiko: Trip

Jhené Aiko: Trip

Jhen√© Aiko Trip (Def Jam Recordings) Jhen√© Aiko’s¬†Trip opens with “LSD,” concisely setting the tone for this extremely personal R&B album tinged […]

The National: Sleep Well Beast

The National: Sleep Well Beast

The National Sleep Well Beast (4AD) Their first album since 2013’s masterful¬†Trouble Will Find Me,¬†The National’s Sleep Well Beast starts off strong […]

Daniel Caesar: Freudian

Daniel Caesar: Freudian

Daniel Caesar Freudian (Golden Child Recordings) Toronto singer/songwriter Daniel Caesar’s Freudian¬†starts off with the catchy, but soft single,¬†“Get You” (featuring Kali Uchis). […]

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