Articles by fopp

mogwai – every country’s sun

Posted by on August 31, 2017 in , ,

Mogwai are at their best when they conjure up a record-long vibe – as on the chilly ambience of Come On Die Young, say, or on their tribal, eerie soundtrack to The Returned. Every Country’s Sun is another unified set of music, this time returning ...Read More



lcd soundsystem – american dream

Posted by on August 30, 2017 in , ,

It's fascinating to consider the state of some of James Murphy's millenial New York peers in 2017: the heritage acts (The Strokes, say), those that are no more (The Rapture, The Walkmen), those depleted to one member (Liars), and those missing in act ...Read More


the national – sleep well beast

Posted by on August 30, 2017 in , ,

Ohio’s greatest modern musical exports, The National are now sprinkled across the world – Matt Berninger is in California, with the Devendorfs in Cincinnati and Long Island, and the Dessners in different European countries. Yet, they’ve managed ...Read More


The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

Posted by on August 22, 2017 in , ,

Moving from an indie to a major label surely puts on the pressure – for The War On Drugs, you’d imagine that’s the pressure to repeat what made such a splash for them last time. Adam Granduciel’s third album, 2014’s Lost In The Dream, was a ...Read More