The Chainsmokers – “Paris” – REVIEW

Good morning everyone! I’m back with yet another music review!

For today’s post I will be discussing “Paris”, the latest single by electro-pop duo The Chainsmokers.

The track is the duos first offering in which they provide all of the lead vocals.

The smooth electronic beat of the track gives the listener an element of familiarity that they have grown to except from The Chainsmokers.

However, the use of lyrics this time around are quite lazy and it seems like the pair are attempting to create another generic pop song in order to make a quick million.

That being said I do enjoy the track, it might not be my favourite of their tracks but it won’t be removed from my library anytime soon.

I’ll be giving this track a 2 out of 5 star rating as I know the pair can do better than this.

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep jamming!!

-Mikey

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The xx – I See You – ALBUM REVIEW

Hello everyone! Tonight I will be reviewing “I See You”, the third studio album released by British indie-rock band The xx.

The album is made up of 12 tracks:

  1. Dangerous
  2. Say Something Loving
  3. Lips
  4. A Violent Noise
  5. Performance
  6. Replica
  7. Brave for you
  8. On Hold
  9. I Dare You
  10. Test Me
  11. Naive
  12. Seasons Run

Although the band mainly specialise in indie-rock this album clearly takes influence from a variety of genres. The strong lyrics mean that even if you have never listened to the band before after the first listen you feel like old friends as the soft vocals add an intimate feel to the album.

I love when an album track list pieces together perfectly to almost feel like a jigsaw, this album definitely does this as when played in full it feels like the listener is being told a story by the band.

Although it’s hard to choose my favourite tracks on the record have got to be: ‘A Violent Noise’, ‘Performance’ and ‘Replica’

Before listening to this album I wasn’t familiar with the band nor their sound, however I am glad that I decided to give them a listen and honestly I am not disappointed.

I am going to be giving this album a 3 out of 5 star rating: it is clear that I am going to have to return to this album and play it in full again at a later date to truly understand the themes.

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on jamming!!

-Mikey

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Snakehips & MØ – Don’t Leave – REVIEW

Hi everyone welcome to my second post on MikeyMix! For tonight’s post I will be reviewing the track “Don’t Leave” by Snakehips and .

Unknown to many people (except to my closest friends) I am a massive fan of Danish pop artist : I have had the privilege of seeing her perform live and whenever she releases a new track I quickly become hooked, this track was no exception.

In true  fashion the track is insanely catchy and the listener can’t help but sing along to the chorus. The smooth, laid back instrumental produced by Snakehips combined with the equally smooth vocals of  mean that the song isn’t too harsh on the ears and can be enjoyed over and over.

I personally love this track and although its not my favourite of ‘s (my all time favourite is still “Final Song”) it won’t be getting deleted from my Apple Music library anytime soon!

2016 was a great year music wise for both of these artists and I am so excited to see what they bring to the table for 2017.

I will be giving this track a respectable 4 out of 5 star rating.

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on jamming!!

-Mikey

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My Top Albums of 2016

Hello everyone and welcome to my first post! 2016 has been an odd year for many but one thing is clear: we’ve been given some great music.

I will be taking the time today to rundown my favourite albums of 2016. I’m expecting the post to be quite weighty so I’ll include a “read more” link below.

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