album reviews

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

Nathan Sartain4 hours ago
Day6 - ‘Remember Us: Youth Part 2’ Review
As we approach the end of another year, the final few releases flood in, with numerous artists wanting to go out with a bang, or just sit alongside Michael Buble’s Christmas album on the shelf for a l...
Alex McCudden6 hours ago
My Favorite Music Releases of 2018
Hiya! As we come up to the end of the year I thought I’d share a list of my favourite music releases of 2018. It’s been a weird year musically for me, I’ve fallen out of love with guitar music countle...
Rj Mitchell3 days ago
Realm of Wolves—'Oblivion'
Formed early in 2018, Realm of Wolves was formed in almost a supergroup fashion by the members of vvilderness, Silent Island and other projects in similar style. The band members in true (Or is it Trv...
Azaria Brown3 days ago
A Gushing Review of Anderson .Paak's 'Oxnard'
Anderson .Paak is the rebirth of Death Row era g-funk on his newest album Oxnard. And it isn’t the pre-packaged, edited for commercial pop standards funk that we’ve gotten in recent years from other a...
Azaria Brown4 days ago
Diggy's Second Unexpected Arrival
Diggy’s debut album Unexpected Arrival came out about six years ago and had three singles that did fairly well on the charts and on 106 & Park (RIP). After the album was released, Diggy turned 18, whi...
Toby Hickman4 days ago
Review: 'Some Rap Songs' by Earl Sweatshirt
The new album from Odd Future alumnus Earl Sweatshirt is called, simply, Some Rap Songs. On the surface, the name fits an album that sounds almost like a mixtape; a chaotic, near-schizophrenic barrage...
Andrew Beasley6 days ago
David Byrne: Still Making Sense
"All I want is to breathe." I hear you, David, I really do. It's sweltering in the Hammersmith Apollo in west London, and the sweat is pouring off me. And the beat goes on, as Byrne's band power throu...
Rj Mitchell10 days ago
It Came from BandCamp Volume 2
When doing the 365 albums in 365 days challenge I have heard a lot of odd things on the old BandCamp. So I started to think... hey some of these are pretty good! And some of these are so bad they are ...
Raoul Vignal - 'Oak Leaf'
Often, when an artist is coming up with music that is subtle, often gentle, and is not a widely established name, somehow he keeps slipping under the radar of the wider audience. Some do make it, othe...
George Gomez19 days ago
Late Review: My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless'
Would you listen to a music genre called "shoe-gazing?" Aside from the peculiar name, shoe-gazing can be described as an off-brand, British version of indie rock and alternative rock that emerged in t...
Yvonne Glasgow21 days ago
Jupiter In Velvet’s 'Beautiful New Day'
Music that has a sound that spans decades is what you will find on Jupiter In Velvet’s Beautiful New Day. It’s an 11-track album with an eclectic and classic sound. From the first song, you feel as th...
Black Tongue's 'Nadir' Is the Jedi the Metal Community was Looking for
This current year, 2018? Quite a year for music. Bands like Soreption, Behemoth, Revocation, Aborted, Irreversible Mechanism, Dragonlord, and a whole bunch of other groups dropped pretty solid albums....
Peter Ellis22 days ago
MUSE—'Simulation Theory': The Super Deluxe Review
If you're a friend of mine or indeed have stood anywhere in hearing distance of me, chances are you know I'm a big fan of Muse. They've been my favourite band for nearly a decade and I've enjoyed ever...
The Voice Inside My Head: ​What We Can Take from Blink 182’s Self-Titled Album 15 Years Later
The early millennium saw a change in America, the world, and Blink 182. If you were coming of age in the turmoil that was post 9/11, growing up in uncertain times, when the usual narratives disintegra...
Shea Sullivan23 days ago
Review of 'Narrated for You' by Alec Benjamin
Alec Benjamin had recently tasted mainstream success with his single "Let Me Down Slowly," which isn't his first hit, but was definitely his biggest hit to date. In 2016, Benjamin released a song, or ...
Chloe Gilholy24 days ago
'Simple Man' - Klaus Nomi
Klaus Nomi's fascinating discography is short; two studio albums and a handful of compilations after he passed away, along with singles that seem to be out of print. I think the guy had terrific talen...
Chloe Gilholy24 days ago
Within Temptation - 'The Heart of Everything'
Dutch rockers Within Temptation have to be one of the most daring groups in music today. With every album, Within Temptation add something new to their music and their fanbase increases. Following the...