Category: Reviews

Album Review: ‘Balada’ by Pastel Lite

An Album Worth Delving into Headfirst.   Conceptual, dreamy and original — Pastel Lite is back with the work of art we’ve all been waiting for. The KL based experimental duo shifted from a forward sounding tone, and taken 13 languid steps back to a more dreamy and laidback soundscape, but still punches without losing out on its themes. With Balada, they manage to pull it off with aplomb, and possibly executed even better than expected — high praise, given their successful EP ‘Etcetera’. From guitar-layered and snare-filled melodies to the exquisite choice of words — the 38-minute album...

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GLOW S1E01 Review

10 minutes into the very first episode of GLOW, and I’m chuckling like a teenager. By the end of the thing, I am hooked onto the struggles of Ruth Wilder (Allison Brie of Scream 4 fame), an actress in the rollicking days of the 80s where the words ‘strong female lead’ didn’t exist in that particular sequence. GLOW opens up with Ruth reading for a part, one that seems to portray a high-powered executive woman facing the power plays of a corporate setting. Unfortunately, she happens to be reading the male lead’s lines, and the part she’s reading for...

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REVIEW: Infinix Zero 4 (X555)

By Jeremy Say The Infinix Zero 4 (X555) is an interesting reminder that everyone should be able to afford a good smartphone without having to break the bank. The Zero 4 (RM 999) is just one of the many models  that Infinix have recently released as their first foray into the Malaysian market. Branded as a camera phone, the Zero 4 is their flagship device that doesn’t disappoint.  The phone comes with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Laser Focus, and Fingerprint authentication. Paired with a nice 5.5 inch HD IPS display, this sleek unibody design is only slightly marred by...

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#LumbaLumba: Myvi vs Jazz

By Muhammad Nabil Tidak menghairankan bahawa Myvi sering disebut sebagai kereta paling laris dijual di Malaysia sejak penubuhannya pada tahun 2005. Praktikal, jimat minyak, ruang yang luas; semua ini untuk harga yang menarik bermula pada RM 43,682 untuk model asas iaitu 1.3 liter G Automatic. Namun begitu, landskap automotif telah banyak berubah sejak 2005, dan dalam masa itu, syarikat pesaing lain telah melahirkan kereta dalam segmen yang sama, iaitu Honda Jazz. Konflik yang kita hadapi diwaktu itu adalah kes yang agak klasik, iaitu lokal vs antarabangsa. Jadi tanpa berlengah-lengah lagi, marilah kita membanding sama ada jaguh kacukan negara dapat...

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CRAFT BEER REVIEW: Stone Brewing’s Coffee Milk Stout

By Robert Wen Welcome to The Level’s Beer Review (strictly non-halal), a segment for Friday night enthusiasts and beer lovers looking to be introduced to the best craft beer available in town. For the first edition, courtesy of Damansara Utama’s big brother hang out spot The Great Beer Bar, we got a chance to review what the owner calls the regulars’ favorite: Stone Brewing’s Coffee Milk Stout. This stout was initially a limited-edition product at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, but customer reception convinced them to make this a regular brew, unsurprising given that Americans love both their...

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