album reviews

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

Annie Kapura month ago
31st of May 1988: 'Down in the Groove' by Bob Dylan Was Released
Recorded between 1983 and 1987, Down in the Groove is an often forgotten Dylan album, purely because it isn't really like the other albums of the 1980s for him. It has its own character and that chara...
Den of Ashes—'California'
If you’ve seen videos for Beck’s “Devil’s Haircut,” Madonna’s “Bedtime Stories,” and quite a few others, you’ve encountered the work of Ash. It is no easy feat establishing yourself in the highly comp...
Sara Al Mahdya month ago
Igor Igor Igor
My favorite tracks of the album (right now): "A BOY IS A GUN" and "WHAT'S GOOD." Producing, writing, and performing a whole album is no small feat for one man to undertake. The risk and the hard work,...
Leah Sherlocka month ago
Top Ten Thomas Rhett Songs
In honour of his new album, Center Point Road, being released this Friday, May 31. I’m counting down what I think are the Top Ten Thomas Rhett songs (so far)! From Country pop to Country rock, and eve...
Mikyah Hendersona month ago
Album Review: Ari Lennox, 'Shea Butter Baby'
Let’s get one thing straight, Tinder has messed up what we see as dating. We have grown to be a generation of people who would do absolutely anything to seek out attention, for that dating has no comp...
Annie Kapura month ago
May 27, 1963: 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' Was Released
One of the most important albums ever recorded, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan was released on May 27, 1963—only three days after the bard's 22nd birthday. It is an important album, because of its amazing...
Nathan Sartaina month ago
NCT 127 - ‘We Are Superhuman’ EP Review
In case you’ve been living under a rock, NCT 127 are quietly taking over the world. Through futuristic soundscapes and a refreshing idiosyncrasy that is rare in today’s music, the ten member group—Tae...
Mark Janza month ago
The Beaches 'The Professional' - Review
If the name The Beaches does not ring a bell for you, it’s time to take some notes. This group of young adults from the tattered suburbs of Ontario have been breaking necks worldwide with their sprigh...
Wolfboy Foresta month ago
'Igor' - The Greatest Creation Tyler Has Ever Made
Disclaimer; I am not a critic. I am just a guy who loves music and wants to talk about it. My opinions are my own. I don't normally believe in quantifying art, but I want to open a discussion and it m...
hollie shanksa month ago
I Reviewed an Album I Normally Don't Listen To Part 1
I'm going to review an album that normally I wouldn't pick, or listen to. The album I'm going to be reviewing today is called, Come over when you're sober, part 2. This is by, Lil Peep. I believe this...
Chloe Gilholya month ago
The 004 - 'Personal' EP
Thank you, Mike, for asking me to review one of your EPs again, especially for your lovely comments about my writing. It was an honour to listen to your music again. The 004 has been a band that I cov...
Yvonne Glasgowa month ago
Lighting Matches 'Against The Flame'
Lighting Matches is a Grand Rapids' area based band that has been lighting up the music scene as more than just a band. A lot of the time when you catch Lighting Matches performing live you'll see the...
Sean Callaghana month ago
'The Fox'
Elton John's The Fox was released on May 20, 1981. It was produced by Elton John and Clive Franks, as well as Chris Thomas who had previously supervised the mixing of Pink Floyd's Legendary The Dark S...
Nathan Sartaina month ago
WINNER - ‘WE’ - EP Review
From time to time, an artist can become a force to be reckoned with, yet still remain under-appreciated. These artists, although immensely talented, seemingly never get the recognition or acclaim they...
Tom Bakera month ago
Heard Yesterday
There is an alternate universe in which it is still 1985 or 1986. MTV still plays music. Madonna and Cyndi Lauper are still, like, really hot; and the center of every small town social set is a weeken...
Nik Buchowski2 months ago
The Old Taylor Is Dead?
How many albums were released in 2017? Scratch that. How many albums were available for purchase in 2017? Countless. How many albums sold over one million physical copies in 2017? Just one. In an indu...
Jason A2 months ago
Avril Lavigne Takes Her Music to Another Level with "Head Above Water"
Let me start off by saying that I am an Avril Lavigne fan from way back. All the way back to “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi” in fact. As far as I know, I own a copy of all of her albums, and had the cha...