Reviews

Coldplay – ‘Music of the Spheres’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dave Meyers Following Coldplay’s discography from its late ’90s beginnings to modern-day is a baffling and frustrating experience. The band was heralded by critics from the outset as rock’s most promising new act; winning two Brit Awards and one Grammy for their debut LP Parachutes, as well as a nomination for the coveted Mercury… Read more

Badflower – ‘This Is How The World Ends’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jordan Wolfbauer California rockers Badflower (Josh Katz, Joey Morrow, Anthony Sonetti, Alex Espiritu) begin their sophomore album This Is How The World Ends with a surprisingly muted piece of indie-folk. On “Adolescent Love” Josh Katz mellow crooning, alongside lyrics that are as hyper-specific as they are impenetrable (“I stuffed socks into my sneakers // I… Read more

Third Eye Blind – ‘Our Bande Apart’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Third Eye Blind via Facebook The stakes for the seventh album of San Francisco quintet Third Eye Blind are pretty low; it’s been over two decades since the band scored their last major commercial hit and unlike fellow ’90s stars Alanis Morissette, Brandy, and Liz Phair, they haven’t built up anticipation by waiting… Read more

Angels & Airwaves – ‘Lifeforms’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jonathan Weiner In 2017, Angels & Airwaves lead vocalist (and former Blink-182 member) Tom DeLonge released three videos to the New York Times purporting to show UFOs. Three years later, the longtime conspiracy theorist musician was vindicated when the Pentagon declassified these same three videos; confirming the existence of these “unexplained aerial phenomena”. … Read more

LILHUDDY – ‘Teenage Heartbreak’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jordan Knight You might just be asking: Who – or what – is LILHUDDY (or “Lil Huddy,” as it seems to be sometimes written)? Basic online information tells us that he’s 19-year-old Cole Chase Hudson, a Stockton, California native who’s yet another social media personality and is best known for helping to create… Read more

Halsey – ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lucas Garrido It’s not often that just the title of an album makes more of a statement than the entirety of many full-length releases, but that’s pretty much the case with Halsey’s new release If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. Coming barely nineteen months after her last full studio album, last year’s… Read more

Drake – ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Image via YouTube/Drake Drake’s latest release Certified Lover Boy starts with the five-and-a-half-minute “Champagne Problems”; which begins with a sample of Masego’s “Navajo” – which, itself, samples the Beatles’ “Michelle”. The LP opener sees Drake fully recharged since his last full-length record of new material – 2018’s Scorpion. Here, the Canadian rapper turns the dial all… Read more

CHVRCHΞS – ‘Screen Violence’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sebastian Mlynarski & Kevin J Thomson If recent albums from the likes of Lana Del Rey and Lorde are any indication, being a pop star in the year 2021 is no fun; Del Rey spent Chemtrails Over The Country Club’s 45-minutes crooning for the return of her old life, while Lorde’s spent the last… Read more

OneRepublic – ‘Human’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dennis Leupold Over the last decade, Ryan Tedder has quietly become one of the most successful songwriters and producers of our generation; co-producing Adele’s blockbuster 21 and 25 albums, co-writing epics like Beyonce’s “Halo” and Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love” and fronting the band OneRepublic; responsible for hits like “Apologize” and “Counting Stars.” The band’s first new album… Read more

Luke Hemmings – ‘When Facing the Things We Turn Away From’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Scottie Cameron Brought on by the stillness of the world, 5 Seconds of Summer’s lead vocalist Luke Hemmings found himself reflecting on his life over the past few years. In this forced stillness Hemmings found himself confronting demons and thoughts that he had pushed away while his life consisted of writing music, recording,… Read more