“On too many occasions, a line will be so poor that it takes you out of the moment, killing your pop buzz dead.”

The Quietus

“If, by 1976-77 everyone in the world had heard of CBGBs and its bands, only the faithful had any interest in actually listening to them.”

NY Daily News

“Drake matters because he makes contact—maybe better than anyone else—with the sense of hopelessness that quietly subsists beneath all the twerking and tweeting, all the twitter and the chatter of 21st century culture.”

Electronic Beats

“Players ended with “The Young Generation Is Right,” by Travis Just, clapping their hands in steady patterns in alternation with electronic tones from a laptop computer.”


“A dark but positive electronic record, like the Blade Runner score if Roy Batty kept on killing.”


“…have been hailed as the “hottest new metal band” by Hustler journalist Keith Valcourt, a phrase mostly bandied about to give a lil’ journalistic kudos to game-changers and ground-breakers, but in this instance we can safely presume that Valcourt actually meant they were hot, as in bangin’”

Louise Brown

“I felt his lyrics were lame and pandering to us gamers and other assorted nerd fans. You’re not good enough to pander to me. Better luck next time.”

Music Week

“Alright, so pop music is going through a rum period at the moment. I for one am battening down my hatches and waiting for the storm of Eurobeat and Autotune to pass, rather than dishonestly pretending I embrace poptimism in 2012. Frank Ocean’s new one is certainly a glimmer of hope on the horizon, but in the interim, I don’t need this empty, vacuous, alternative pap music.”

The Quietus

“While pop is currently in the golden age of exacting self-reflection— an often beguiling phenomenon spurred on by the internet’s infinite mirror— Ocean is interested in a more selfless pursuit.”


“And though as of yet Jackin doesn’t have a sound all of its own, there’s no reason that it can’t develop one.”

Dance Till The Police Come