album reviews

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

Azaria Browna month 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 Browna month 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 Hickmana month 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 Beasleya month 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 Mitchell2 months 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 ...
Ljubinko Zivkovic2 months ago
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 Gomez2 months 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 Glasgow2 months 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 Ellis2 months 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...
Kendra Brea Cooper2 months ago
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 S2 months 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 Gilholy2 months 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 Gilholy2 months 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...
Rj Mitchell2 months ago
Psycroptic - 'As the Kingdom Drowns'
Formed in 1999 Psycroptic is an Australian technical death metal band from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. With long time and founding members drummer Dave Haley and his brother Joe Haley on guitar who h...
Yvonne Glasgow2 months ago
David Alpha’s 'Rockin’ Roulette' EP
David Alpha is a musician based out of Tampa whose music has been described as eclectic. He has an expansive musical background with a couple of different bands and a plethora of solo recordings. If h...
Arthur Welch2 months ago
Father John Misty - 'God's Favorite Customer' // Album Review
Genre - Signer-Songwriter, Contemporary Folk Release Date - June 1, 2018 Father John Misty is the pseudonym for California based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Josh Tillman. It has bee...