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Monday, November 12, 2018

Bleached “Ride Your Heart” Review

I have been waiting for “Ride Your Heart” for a few eons now, and after being teased with two seven-inch records, Bleached has finally released their first full length album––and it didn’t disappoint. The...

Damon Albarn’s “Everyday Robots” brings intense emotion and hypnotizing lyrics

Damon Albarn may just be the hardest-working man in show biz. He was the frontman of popular '90s alternative rock band Blur, the vocalist and main songwriter of experimental-electro band Gorillaz and collaborated with...

Mountain Goats examine life’s highs and lows from the ropes on “Beat the Champ”

I know almost nothing about professional wrestling. When I was on my junior high’s annual eighth-grade graduation trip to Washington, D.C., I had to beg to watch the Ducks win the Stanley Cup on TV...

“Snakes and Ladders” ain’t no game

Unapologetic — the single word I’d use to describe the Godfather of Grime’s tenth studio album, “Snakes and Ladders.” Before listening to this album a few times over, I had no idea who Wiley...

The future is bright for Drake and Future

Drake is having a great year. In February, he dropped his unannounced mixtape, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” to much fanfare and critical acclaim. He followed that up by entering a bitter...

A most exciting piece of “Junk”

M83 blows the doors off with their newest effort, and it delivers a solid sense of optimism and epic scale in its sound. Consequently I now have the overwhelming urge to don a cape...

Broken Bells “After the Disco” Review

In 2010, James Mercer of the Shins and acclaimed producer Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton, who has produced albums for the likes of the Black Keys, Gorillaz, Beck and Portugal. The Man) put out...

Bon Iver’s New Honesty

"I felt very exposed. ... Not that it was all bad, but it wore down these outer layers, and everything kind of hurt." That's Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon in a recent interview with...

Ellie Goulding reaches gold with “Delirium”

Is your relationship status complicated? If it is, then Ellie Goulding might be able to solve your relationship problems. The British pop artist is back and better than ever. With a combination of love...

“This Old Dog” movingly bridges “Salad Days” to early adulthood

    The first time I ever listened to Mac DeMarco was during the summer of 2015, just after he released his mini-LP “Another One” and just before I started my first year of college. I...