The Algorithm – ‘OCTOPUS4’ [Review]

the algorithm octopus 4“Nothing’s new in music anymore!”

“It all sounds the same these days…”

“Everything good was done decades ago. New music just sucks.”

These quotes (and more) are all common music-fan complaints. But anyone who’s ever said such things has never heard of The Algorithm. Read more…

Posted on 04 June 2014

6 Steps To Happiness (Or, How To Deal With The Music You Hate)


You know that feeling. Perhaps it arrived the first time you heard Rebecca Black, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, or Hot Problems by Double Take. Whenever it came to you, you can remember exactly what it was like. First, you probably felt amused. Then irritated. Then angry. Then homicidal. Maybe all of the above simultaneously. And you almost certainly felt the overwhelming desire to cut off your ears and stick your head in some unset cement.

Regardless of the exact symptoms, you definitely know that you’re not alone in suffering this way. The number of YouTube comments, Facebook status updates, mainstream news pieces and online blog posts about the above musical phenomena (and many more besides) is staggering. Consider the following Google search figures: Read more…

Posted on 01 January 2014

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