Jaga Jazzist – Starfire

The name Jaga Jazzist has pretty much always been a bit of a misnomer, or at least a slightly-ironic misdirect. From the statement that was 2001’s A Livingroom Hush all the way through their previous studio album, 2010’s One-Armed Bandit, and even their 2013 live collaboration album Live With Britten Sinfonia, the Norwegian mega-ensemble (currently an eight-piece)…

“Françafrique” Conjures the First Shred of Doubt in Refused’s Comeback Record Freedom

Despite the excitement over Refused’s upcoming comeback record Freedom, there have been equally as many fans who are expressing doubt regarding the album. Some have questioned whether reuniting has defiled the band’s original principles, while others have pointed out the extremely daunting task of following up such a monstrous record as The Shape of…