Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams [Japan Tour Edition] (2017) [CD FLAC]

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Artist: Coldplay
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams [Japan Tour Edition]
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 569 mb
Source: CD
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Released swiftly after Ghost Stories — just a year and a half, all things considered — A Head Full of Dreams plays like a riposte to that haunted 2014 album. Where Chris Martin spent Ghost Stories in a mournful mood — his sorrow perhaps derived from his divorce to Gwyneth Paltrow or perhaps not; it’s best not to read too much into the tabloid headlines — the Coldplay leader sees nothing but sunshine and stars on A Head Full of Dreams. Martin gives away the game with his song titles. He’s quite literally having “Fun” on an “Amazing Day,” living for the weekend and viewing his impending middle age as nothing so much as the “Adventure of a Lifetime.” Coldplay match his optimism by tempering their signature soft focus, pushing themselves toward the light and undergirding the newfound positivity via glittering disco beats and a gossamer electronic sheen. Arriving after the deliberately dour Ghost Stories, this infusion of backbeat and glitz does indeed feel welcome and bold but such determined levity also suggests the gusto of a greying divorcee boogying down on the deck of a cruise ship, determined to seize every bit of life headed his way. This carpe diem spirit courses throughout A Head Full of Dreams, turning it into a 21st century equivalent of Steve Winwood’s Back in the High Life, a divorce record where every end seems like a fresh new beginning. Appropriately, Coldplay invite more than a few guests to help usher them into this brave new world, the showiest being Beyonc, who overwhelms the band’s innate politeness on “Hymn for the Weekend,” but Tove Lo eases right into “Fun” and Noel Gallagher amiably allows himself to be swallowed by the gentle wash of guitars and synths. All these cameos suit the overarching theme of A Head Full of Dreams — how there’s a big, bright, beautiful world just waiting to be discovered if you just open your heart and live a little — and if this message is unabashedly corny, under the stewardship of Chris Martin, Coldplay cheerfully embrace the cheese, ratcheting up both the sparkle and the sentiment so the album feels genuine in its embrace of eternal middle-aged clichs. ~~ Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Bishop Briggs – Bishop Briggs (EP) (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Bishop Briggs
Album: Bishop Briggs (EP)
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 152 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Bishop Briggs is a Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter of dark pop. She was briefly known as BISHOP before reverting to the full form of her branding inspiration, her family’s hometown of Bishopbriggs, Scotland, in order to avoid confusion with a heavy metal band of the same name. (The moniker itself was in turn adopted to avoid confusion with a celebrity who shares her real name, yet to be revealed.) Briggs was born in London, England to Scottish parents but attended school in Tokyo and Hong Kong before settling in Los Angeles after secondary school. There, she was heard performing in a local bar, which led to the recording of her first single, “Wild Horses,” with the producing team of Mark Jackson and Ian Scott, who also helped launch indie rock band DOROTHY. The song was licensed for an Acura TV commercial and became an Internet hit. Exhibiting shades of trip-hop with acoustic guitar, electronic beats, and a strong dose of soul, “River” followed in early 2016 and hit multiple streaming and social networking charts. ~ Marcy Donelson

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Will Joseph Cook – Sweet Dreamer (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Will Joseph Cook
Album: Sweet Dreamer
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 265 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Recalling the airy indie pop of bands such as Phoenix and Vampire Weekend, Kent-born Will Joseph Cook’s debut album initially feels about a decade too late. The stuttering Alive and widescreen opener Biggest Fan seem unshakeably familiar, but as the album unravels, that familiarity morphs into something oddly comforting. The sun-blushed title track recalls sweaty indie discos, while the deliciously overwrought Habit (“I smell my clothes and think of you”) is perfect 00s teen rom-com soundtrack material. Even when the album steps out of its comfort zone, as on the playful, steel drum-assisted banger Plastic, Cook’s conviction and melodic chops keep things cohesive. It’s a flab-free, streamlined sugar rush that revels in its reference points. ~~ theguardian.com

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Low Roar – Once In a Long, Long While… (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Low Roar
Album: Once In a Long, Long While…
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 270 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Once In A Long, Long While… is Low Roar’s third studio album, produced once again by Andrew Schepps (Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers). The band has previously toured North America with the likes of Hozier, Active Child and headlined their own shows in 300-500 capacity venues.

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Little Hurricane – Same Sun Same Moon (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Little Hurricane
Album: Same Sun Same Moon
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 211 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Alternative, 2-person rock band LITTLE HURRICANE will release their new album “Same Sun Same Moon” on April 14, 2017 via Mascot Records. Honing a swampy, yet ethereal sound anchored by C.C.’s thundering, razor sharp drum work, Little Hurricane’s stripped-down, 2-piece dynamic packs “as big of a punch, if not more, than a four or five-piece band.” Paste raved. “Same Sun Same Moon” will be released on CD, white vinyl (including complimentary MP3 download) and digital download.

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The Wild Reeds – The World We Built (2017) [WEB FLAC]

The Wild Reeds - The World We Built (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: The Wild Reeds
Album: The World We Built
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 368 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Formed in 2010 by Sharon Silva, Kinsey Lee, and Mackenzie Howe, the Wild Reeds are a Los Angeles-based indie band who blend together rich three-part harmonies, indie folk, and rock. Following a pair of self-produced folk-oriented releases, the trio began playing with bassist Nick Phakpiseth and drummer Nick Jones, greatly expanding the scope of their songs on 2014’s lush Blind and Brave. The Raymond Richards-produced album would prove to be somewhat of a breakout for the Wild Reeds, and their touring schedule reflected their growing success as they supported acts like Langhorne Slim, Noah Gundersen, and Della Mae. In 2016 they signed a deal with well-known Nashville indie Dualtone Records and worked with producer Peter Katis (the National, the Swell Season) to record their label debut, The World We Built, which arrived in early 2017. ~ Timothy Monger

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