Reviews

Blink-182 – ‘NINE’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for KROQ Back in the mid-‘80s, punk luminaries the Clash attempted to carry on after the firing of guitarist/co-front man Mick Jones, replenishing the line-up with several new members. The resulting album, Cut the Crap, was abhorred by fans, critics, and – in short order – remaining founder Joe Strummer, who shortly after tagged it “a total f*ck-up” and excluded it from future collected releases… Read more

Liam Gallagher – ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Rankin Oasis first arrived in the mid ‘90s and transformed the British music scene virtually overnight, giving the U.K. (and beyond), a new, focused musical identity after years of so much studio-only pop and divisive rock sub-genres. While there are probably fewer bands since the ‘60s who’re not influenced in some way by the Beatles than are, Oasis mirrored the Fab Four’s sound and general aura so brazenly (their first single “Supersonic” refers to a “yellow submarine” just for starters) and without… Read more

The band CAMINO – ‘tryhard’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Daniel Mendoza If you’re a debut hound, i.e. someone who likes to sniff out music artists while they’re essentially still on the new side, you might want to point your nose (your ears would probably help too) in the direction of the Band CAMINO. As of this writing they don’t even have a Wikipedia page, which would indicate that they… Read more

Social House – ‘Everything Changed…’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Parsa Ara Social House delivered their debut EP titled Everything Changed… to end the summer with some bangers from the multi-talented group. The duo, Mikey and Scootie, moved to LA from Pittsburg and went right to work; writing and producing some top charted songs, as well as working with hit artists like Jennifer… Read more

Rick Ross – ‘Port of Miami 2’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Rich Fury/Getty Summer will soon be coming to an end, but not before Rick Ross blesses us with some feel good Miami vibes, grown man style. Port of Miami 2 is fit for laying out in the sun on South Beach, riding down Ocean Drive with the top down and your partner sitting… Read more

Mabel – ‘High Expectations’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Capitol Records Up-and-coming international pop star Mabel McVey recently released her latest studio LP appropriately titled High Expectations. As a follow-up to this year’s Ivy To Roses mixtape, the 14-track disc is a compilation of well blended grooves, including 3 previously released singles: “Finders Keepers,” Cigarette” and her biggest hit record to date… Read more

Slipknot – ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Roadrunner Records Okay, let’s skip – or at least-fast forward past – what we all know already: Slipknot are a hard rock band whose members wear truly scary, horror movie-style masks onstage (and possibly elsewhere, but that’s their business), although they’re not actually concealing their identities (lead singer Corey Taylor’s actual face has… Read more

Bryce Vine – ‘Carnival’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Juco via WB Records Bryce Vine is the modern day equivalent of an Outkast member and Childish Gambino musical love child. Vine, who adopted the stage name based on his love of “vinyl” jazz records is a self proclaimed “suave hippie,” and began garnering national attention after appearing as a contestant on FOX… Read more

Volbeat – ‘Rewind, Replay, Rebound’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Volbeat PressPhotos 2019 Volbeat are from Denmark and – at least according to conventional wisdom – categorized as a Heavy Metal band (the “Vol” part of the band’s name is even short for “volume”). This may frighten off some U.S. listeners who might assume the band to be part of the Scandinavian Death… Read more