Reviews

Snoop Dogg – ‘I Wanna Thank Me’ Concert Review

Photo Credit: Chris Minor Perhaps there is no better way to kick off the New Year than with something just a bit different from your average everyday concert in Philadelphia. I received a once in a lifetime opportunity to catch one of the greatest of all time in hip-hop, Snoop Dogg. There is no experience… Read more

Halsey – ‘Manic’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Aidan Cullen In less than five years Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, better known as Halsey, has gone from just another starry-eyed young music hobbyist uploading homemade videos to YouTube to one of the most revered and influential artists of the twenty-first century thus far. Audiences have responded not only to her subtle yet undeniably… Read more

Breaking Benjamin – ‘Aurora’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Wombat Fire Depending on what part of the world you’re in, burping at the conclusion of a meal is either rude, or an indication that you enjoyed yourself but now you’re done. In music, the equivalent of a burp might be when artists re-record their own material. “Rude” might be an overstatement, but it’s largely unnecessary, and it’s… Read more

Camila Cabello – ‘Romance’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Heather Hazzan For Variety Romance is the second studio album from pop singer Camila Cabello. Released on December 6, 2019, through labels Epic and Syco, Romance sets the stage for listeners and fans of the pop singer to dive into the depths of her personal life. The album covers the heart-gushing experience of… Read more

The Chainsmokers – ‘World War Joy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Danilo Lewis The Chainsmokers consists of two guys, Alexander Pall and Andrew Taggart. Attending different universities, Alexander and Andrew met with the help of manager Adam Alpert. Andrew started the group with DJ Rhett Bixler. Bixler left the group and Andrew decided to join as he pursued his interest in DJing. In April… Read more

Coldplay – ‘Everyday Life’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Tim Saccenti Nearly four years of “everydays” have passed since the release of Coldplay’s last full-length studio album A Head Full of Dreams in 2015, so it might be easy to assume that with sixteen tracks clocking in at nearly an hour, the band’s new album Everyday Life is on some level an effort to make up for lost time. Either way, this new record is time well spent, as it’s got emotion, quality, diversity and,… Read more

The Who – ‘WHO’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images There’s a scene in the movie Mask where a doctor tries to inform the character played by Cher that her physically deformed teenage son doesn’t have long to live. She responds by pointing out that she’s been hearing exactly this “news” throughout the boy’s entire life, adding “If I dug his grave every time one of you geniuses said he was gonna die, I’d be in f*cking China… Read more

The Replacements – ‘Dead Man’s Pop’ Album Box Set Review

Photo Credit: Paul Natkin/Wire Image Leave it to the Replacements to use what’s probably their least-liked record as the centerpiece of their most elaborate and ambitious re-issue release to date. The new sixty-track behemoth Dead Man’s Pop is chiefly an attempt to breathe new life into their sixth studio album Don’t Tell a Soul, which when originally released in 1989 was if only by default a bright spot in an era dominated by hair metal, monotonous… Read more

King Diamond – ‘The Institute’ Concert Review

Photo Credit: Steve Trager It’s hard to pinpoint the brilliant musical success of King Diamond after establishing himself as a solo artist for over twenty years and his career thus far being nothing short of stellar. Many diehard fans know his distinct voice from the days of Mercyful Fate, which propelled King Diamond into a… Read more

Kanye West – ‘Jesus Is King’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Kevin Winter  Cynics will rejoice! Devout loyalists will waiver with indifference through brand ambassador Kanye West’s latest and most talked about effort of his career; Jesus Is King. “I am the greatest artist God has ever created,” boasts the brash veteran rap star at a recent gathering of his popular Sunday Service events…. Read more