Documentary Evidence is an unofficial Mute Records website run by freelance music journalist Mat Smith. Smith compiles an end of year Top 10 albums listing and in 2017, he controversially included TAYLOR SWIFT’s ‘Reputation’ at No4 above the No6 placed ‘Spirit’ from DEPECHE MODE.
Mat Smith gave an explanation as to why last year, he preferred Taytay over Essex Dave and presented his Documentary Evidence…
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Having delivered the decent second album that LITTLE BOOTS, LA ROUX, LADYHAWKE or HURTS never managed, can CHVRCHES’ continue the upward momentum with their third album ‘Love Is Dead’?
With the kaleidoscopic lead single ‘Get Out’ and its supreme singalong showcasing Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty in full bouncy Taylor mode, nothing more than their most overt pop statement to date can be expected. Continue Reading ›
When CHVRCHES released ‘The Mother We Share’, The Electricity Club described it as “the sound of TAYLOR SWIFT gone electro”. And now with the kaleidoscopic ‘Get Out’, the bouncy first song to be previewed from CHVRCHES’ as-yet-untitled third album, Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty have gone the full Taylor and presented their most overt pop statement to date.
With a highly infectious chorus and bridge, ‘Get Out’ is one of those supreme singalongs. Continue Reading ›
A conceptual opus based around George Orwell’s ‘1984’ but looking at the spectre of ‘Big Brother’ five years on, TAYLOR SWIFT’s ‘1989’ sold over a million physical copies during its first week in the US.
One track that did not fit in with the ‘1989’ concept was deluxe bonus track ‘New Romantics’. But the now New York based pop princess’ celebration of the most colourful of youth movements in the 20th Century has now been released as a single. Continue Reading ›
The success of CHVRCHES is proof that there is still an international market for synthpop. Successfully overcoming the second album syndrome, ‘Every Open Eye’ showcased a refined CHVRCHES and their knack for great songwriting.
Now elevated to arena status, the gigs at the SSE Hydro in their hometown of Glasgow and tonight at London’s Royal Albert Hall are evidence of how far CHVRCHES have come. Continue Reading ›