album reviews

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

Rj Mitchell3 days ago
Four Albums in 2018 I Regret Missing at the Time!
Somehow, in a year where I listened to a new album to me every day for all 365 days in it, I missed some really good albums. These few should have been on my top 30 albums of the year—had I heard them...
Best Rap Albums of 2018
The year has flown by with a slew of new rap records. What a year for rap. With more growth of rap over the years, there is also more prominence of albums who tend to show quality as a whole. Here is ...
Prince: 'Piano and a Microphone 1983' (A Review)
Prince said it himself: "I will not be here when the vault is opened." Sure enough, Piano & A Microphone was released by the NPG Records/Warner Bros. presses, and my dearly purple beloved is not here....
Rj Mitchell15 days ago
Mirrors for Psychic Warfare - 'I See What I Became' Review
Mirrors for Psychic Warfare is a two-piece Industrial/Folk project featuring Scott Kelly of Neurosis and producer Sanford Parker. The pair formed in 2016 and are most likely based out of the pacific n...
Nathan Sartain15 days ago
Throwback Album Review: Heavens - ‘Patent Pending’
The mid 2000s were arguably the peak when it came to modern alternative music entering the mainstream. Sure it has since flirted with alternative bands such as Paramore and Twenty One Pilots, but noth...
Release Rewind16 days ago
Songs from the Chicago Underground (Dial Up CD Side A)
Recently I've been trying to find new music, and the hip hop/R&B collective Dial Up is what I've been searching for. Their first project released March 20 2018, and a few tracks have made permanent sp...
Sean Callaghan19 days ago
'A Single Man'
A Single Man, released in October of 1978, was Elton John's return to the limelight after a nearly two-year hiatus from recording and touring. It is the first Elton John album not to feature Bernie Ta...
jake browning20 days ago
The Best Albums of 2018
We have had some surprising releases this year in the way of music. From a band reinventing themselves, to an acting duo bringing out a movie soundtrack that will break your heart all over again. 2018...
Nathan Sartain20 days ago
Revisiting Blink-182’s ‘Neighborhoods’
In many ways, Neighborhoods is one of the most controversial Blink-182 albums. Gone were the traces of the carefree, buoyant, anti-boyband sound, and in came a lyrically deep record full of weight and...
maddie nagy21 days ago
Best Albums of 2018
The year is coming to an end, and it's been a wild ride—indie comebacks, continuing hot streaks, and much more flooded our ears this year. It's time to look back on the new music that shocked us, made us cry, and, most importantly, left us begging for more.
Shadora Robinson21 days ago
My Top Artist's of 2018
Its so crazy to think that 2018 is coming to an end and 2019 is right around the corner. The year 2018 has brought us some amazing artist, albums, and songs. For me, this year, many of the artists I l...
Rj Mitchell23 days ago
Top 30 Albums of 2018
Wow, what a year overall am I right? From everything in the world to what I can only imagine personally this year has been a roller coaster for a ton of people! I will say musically it has been a craz...
Grace Lynch23 days ago
Album of 2018: 'LM5'
As someone who appreciates music from all genres, my opinion on music is varied. Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd is the album I consider to be the best of all time; however my personal favourite a...
Yvonne Glasgow24 days ago
EveningShade’s 'Impulses'
James Pinkstone, aka EveningShade, is an Atlanta-based electronic composer with a passion for horror flicks reflected within his songs. While some of the tunes from EveningShade will have you nostalgi...
Ben LaMar Gay - 'Benjamin e Edinho'
Ben LaMar Gay has been a continuous presence on the Chicago music scene for years now, he is a member of the prominent AACM (The Association of the Advancement of Creative Musicians) and he has been c...
George Gomeza month ago
Late Review: 'Swimming'
"My regrets look just like texts I shouldn't send." From the very first line that comes out to the last beat you hear, Mac Miller commands your attention on 2018's album Swimming. With a mix of jazz-i...
Nathan Sartaina month 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...