It Holds Up

It Holds Up: Basement – ‘Colourmeinkindness’

It Holds Up admin October 29, 2020

On October 23, 2012, one of the most highly regarded prospects of the UK pop-punk scene, Basement, released Colourmeinkindness. Despite the band's surprising hiatus, the record cemented Basement's status as a foundational band to that current wave of grungey emo. Now, over 8 years later, Colourmeinkindess still holds up.

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It Holds Up: Future — ‘Honest’

It Holds Up The Editor July 1, 2020

‘Honest’ is the sound of an artist throwing everything against the wall to see what sticks, creating a sprawling and misunderstood masterpiece in the process. In this edition of It Holds Up, Michael revisits Future's divisive sophomore studio album.

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It Holds Up: Letlive – ‘Fake History’ (2010)

It Holds Up admin April 29, 2020

It’s hard to overstate how stale the post-hardcore/metalcore scene had gotten by 2010. It was like focus group metalcore, designed to pull the biggest crowds at the Warped Tour that year, all sounding the same, all looking the same, all about the same things, then there was Letlive. Zac discusses why letlive's album 'Fake History' still holds up

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It Holds Up: Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’

It Holds Up The Editor August 14, 2019

In this edition of "It Holds Up", Sarah Knoll argues that Arcade Fire's album 'The Suburbs' serves as a historical relic, not only in the musical sphere but the cultural sphere as a whole. With dense, metaphoric lyricism and witty songwriting, Arcade Fire made an album that stands the test of time.

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