Reviews

A Day To Remember – ‘You’re Welcome’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine Calling an album You’re Welcome, a title that essentially suggests that the band expects everyone to thank them for it, takes either a sizable amount of overconfidence or a very well honed sense of irony. It’s a bit hard to determine just which of the two it is in the case… Read more

MOD SUN – ‘Internet Killed the Rockstar’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Nathan James Late last year rapper Machine Gun Kelly made the switch over to rock ‘n’ roll (electric guitar strapped on, the whole spiel) and title of the resulting album, Tickets to my Downfall, wound up being ironic after it became his highest-charting to date. Now, another MC whose physical appearance, like that… Read more

Kings of Leon – ‘When You See Yourself’ Album Review

Photo Credit: RCA Records On When You See Yourself, their first new album in five years (and eighth studio effort overall), Kings of Leon offer up fifty minutes of tight, mature, intelligent rock ‘n’ roll, most of which can be described as “atmospheric” but almost none of which comes off as incidental. The marathon-titled opening… Read more

Kid Cudi – ‘Man on the Moon III: The Chosen’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Pamela Littky Man On The Moon III: The Chosen is the seventh studio album by Cleveland bred rapper Kid Cudi, and it feels like when your favorite rock band reunites and their stage costumes don’t quite fit well anymore.  Bummer right? Their pants are either too tight or not loose enough by today’s… Read more

Giveon – ‘When It’s All Said And Done’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Obidi Nzeribe Giveon, born Giveon Dezmann Evans, started his career as an R&B cover artist in Long Beach, California. The mellow young man with his velvet deep voice uses his real name on stage, it was chosen by his mother with the hope and intention that he’ll be the kind of person that… Read more

Florida Georgia Line – ‘Life Rolls On’ Album Review

Photo Credit: John Shearer “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Florida Georgia Line found their comfort zone in 2012 with “Cruise”, and have seemingly lived by that motto ever since. The duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly offer up 16 “new” tracks on their fifth-studio album, Life Goes On. Out of these tracks,… Read more

The Pretty Reckless – ‘Death by Rock and Roll’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Andrew Lipovsky After a somewhat disappointing third album, The Pretty Reckless returns with Death By Rock and Roll, an album that tiptoes the line between composure and going off the rails. The band had a pretty rough go of it, after experiencing tragic loss with the death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell as… Read more

You Me At Six – ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Daniel Harris On their seventh studio album SUCKAPUNCH, the English quintet known as You Me At Six face a turning point in their careers. By a seventh album, most groups have fallen into a comfortable lull of what works for them while others are ready to take the leap and reinvent themselves. Having… Read more

Foo Fighters – ‘Medicine at Midnight’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch The Foo Fighters open their tenth studio album Medicine at Midnight with “Making a Fire”, a track which in the course of four minutes and sixteen seconds somehow seems to cram in an album’s worth of elements: a classic rock riff, a pre-chorus which takes a sharp turn to the song’s… Read more