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Major Lazer ‘Peace Is the Mission’ – Album Review

Mad Decent (2015)

Renowned for their organised chaos, dancehall collective Major Lazer’s previous releases have been fast, furious and frenetic affairs with only one goal in mind – to get the party started. However, as evident by its name, their third studio effort, Peace Is the Mission, is an unexpectedly more calming, composed and harmonious example of their production talents. Clocking in at just over 32 minutes, the follow-up to 2013’s Free The […]


Major Lazer “Free The Universe” – Album Review

Mad Decent (2013)

A virtual unknown outside the dancehall community at the time of Major Lazer’s 2009 debut, Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do, Diplo has since become one of the world’s most in-demand producers, contributing to records by Justin Bieber, Beyonce and Chris Brown whilst also earning a Grammy nomination for his work on Usher’s glorious electro-soul ballad “Climax.” Follow-up Free The Universe, the first record under Diplo’s other pseudonym since the […]


No Doubt Makes A Smart Comeback with “Push And Shove”

Interscope (2012)

Let’s face it—with their feet originally deep in the party dancehall-ska scene of yesteryear, no one would really expect No Doubt’s comeback album Push And Shove (their first in over a decade) to be a “serious” album. For that matter, for this kind of band to even make an album after all this time presents a serious risk, considering that so much in the dance/pop scene has changed since their […]