album reviews

Reviews of albums old and new from iconic artists and up and coming musicians alike.

'Hamilton': An American Musical Soundtrack Review
When people first started raving about Hamilton on Broadway, the first response was "It can't be that good." Mixing hip-hop with a musical? It sounded like showrunner Lin Manuel-Miranda was trying to ...
Matthew Frati3 days ago
You Want It Darker
2016 was a dark year full of, among other bad omens, the deaths of many icons of the musical community. Among the many musical legends we lost that year was Leonard Cohen, the legendary Canadian singe...
Chelsea DeVries4 days ago
Ryan Follese's Debut Solo Album Is Evidence You Can't Change Those Roots
Everyone may not realize this but the guy with the guitar singing about backroads and putting a label on it isn't new to music, let alone country music. That's Ryan Follese, son of singer songwriters ...
Chelsea DeVries4 days ago
Ke$ha's 'Rainbow' Is a Hopeful Comeback After Five Year Hiatus
I'm not sure if I need to say this but Ke$ha started out as a songwriter for other artists, most famously Britney Spears. Her debut as an artist was called "Tik Tok," and featured a comment about brus...
Yvonne Glasgow6 days ago
Phil Lomac's 'Northern Cities Southern Stars'
There are many reasons musicians and bands are doing everything themselves these days. The DIY music scene is huge and still growing, from house concerts hosting bands to bands putting out their own r...
Yvonne Glasgow8 days ago
Lochness Monster, the Band Not the Creature
“The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, is an aquatic being which reputedly inhabits Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands,” according to Wikipedia. However, according to a press release I recently received,...
Maddie Christy10 days ago
Flyte – 'The Loved Ones'
Flyte – The Loved Ones, Album Review So it’s past 11 o’clock at night, and I have listened to Flyte’s debut album at least five times on repeat today only to be itching to write this review. On the 7t...
Yvonne Glasgow10 days ago
Mavara Makes Epic Music
For anyone that likes progressive rock and enjoys experimental music, I give you Mavara. They are an intriguing band with a sound that is reminiscent of Dream Theater, while their press release compar...
Matt Knight12 days ago
Somehow It's Already Been a Year: A Look at Touché Amoré's Post-Hardcore Masterpiece: 'Stage Four' - 1 Year Later
"Somehow it's already been a year," lead vocalist Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré bellows out at the beginning of "New Halloween," the second track off of the band’s 4th studio album Stage Four. However i...
Big L—"Harlem's Finest: A Freestyle History Vol. I & II" Review
Listening to certain records takes me back to certain times in my life. It reminds me not only of how things used to be, but how I used to be; how I used to behave, how I used to talk, and how I used ...
Tom Clarke13 days ago
Top of Their Genre: Pop-Punk
Music has always had the ability to represent emotions that people have, thoughts they have, experiences they have; the list can go on. Certain kinds of music represent different emotions, thoughts an...
Yvonne Glasgow13 days ago
The Great Escape Makes Music a Great Escape
This band doesn’t just sound cool, they look cool too. They look like the cool kids you want to hang out with at the dive bar. The ones that attract all the attention because they ooze coolness. The c...
Yvonne Glasgow16 days ago
It's Just Craig Creates a Haunting Story
Concept albums will always have a place in the musical world. They tell a story, through music, that could be told other ways, but combining the story with music makes it that much more artful. This a...
Yvonne Glasgow18 days ago
The Kris Heaton Band Has Springsteen-like Qualities
The Kris Heaton Band has a blues rock sound and it emanates from the songs on World Gone Mad, beginning with “Who Let The Bullets Fly.” This catchy tune is a potent opener that will surely make mellow...
Yvonne Glasgow19 days ago
Dance Music from Oceanlux
It’s not often that there are musical voices out there that really inspire me, give me chills, and make me fall in love. The last time that happened was the first time I heard Halsey. It’s something t...
Mark McConville19 days ago
Pvris — All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell: Album Review
Lead singer Lynn Gunn marches through a destructive atmosphere, she fights against the droves of demons which rack her brain, and she tries to overcome the strips of darkness which pummels the light. ...
John Parks20 days ago
Album Review: Bobaflex 'Eloquent Demons'
Bobaflex has just issued their latest album, Eloquent Demons, the follow up to 2015's Anything That Moves and their first for new label Thermal Entertainment. It's the group's eighth album overall sin...
Yvonne Glasgow24 days ago
The Rightly So Makes Country Good Again
I am not a huge country fan, not since the 90s anyway. If a country song came out since the beginning of the 2000s I probably don’t like it, unless it’s Garth Brooks. I’m a fickle country fan. I like ...