Album Review: Parquet Courts – ‘Wide Awake!’

Karibu Staff Music, Reviews

Is Parquet Courts’ sixth full-length album really deserving of its garish exclamation mark? In a busy eight years since formation, Parquet Courts have now released six albums, two EPs, and a collaborative album with Italian composer Daniele Luppi. As impressive as this may be, consistency will only get you so far. Wide Awake! really needs to pack a creative punch …

Courtney Barnett releases new album 'Tell Me How You Really Feel' - read the full review on Karibu.

Album Review: Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel

Karibu Staff Music, Reviews

Courtney Barnett drops her third album in as many years – here’s how we really feel about it “You know what they say, no-one’s born to hate,” Courtney Barnett sings over a shaking, downtuned guitar line with rumbling didgeridoo-like bass on album opener Hopefulnessness. The ideal place to start, then, in looking at Barnett’s second solo record Tell Me How …

Arctic Monkeys return with their first album in 5 years

Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’

Karibu Staff Music, Reviews

The ego has landed – Alex Turner and co. return with their eagerly-anticipated fifth album Since hitting headlines with the fastest-selling UK debut in history, the Arctic Monkeys never seem to have gone away completely. They are all-pervading; ever in the conscience. So it’s mildly incredible that five years have passed since the last Arctic Monkeys album, AM. The fact …