Reviews

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

Chance The Rapper – ‘The Big Day’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Chancellor Jonathan Bennett, known to many as Chance The Rapper, was a household name years before even dropping an official debut album! Now the fitted cap wearing MC has finally put his loyal fans minds at ease with the release of 2019’s The Big Day. The proud Chi-town rapper who… Read more

Sum 41 – ‘Order In Decline’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jonathan Weiner Although they were relative latecomers to the wave of commercially successful punk bands which began in the mid-90s – eventually including groups like Green Day, Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy – Sum 41 still managed to arrive on time to both enjoy a similar mass audience and also endure the standard… Read more

The Black Keys – ‘“Let’s Rock”’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen With their latest release, the Black Keys already begin messing with our heads before we’ve even listened to a single note. The album’s title, “Let’s Rock”, appears on the cover exactly that way – in quotes. Just what are we supposed to make of this? The phrase itself is both generic… Read more

Two Door Cinema Club – ‘False Alarm’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Katy Cummings Maybe they should be called Two Face Cinema Club. This Northern Ireland band allegedly consists of guitarists – pay attention now: guitarists – Sam Halliday and Alex Trimble (Trimble is also the lead vocalist) and bassist Kevin Baird. Concert photos found through a Google image search show these same people playing… Read more

Tyler, The Creator – ‘IGOR’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Suzanne Cordeiro/REX/Shutterstock Rapper Tyler, the Creator released his fifth studio album, IGOR, on May 17, 2019. IGOR is the follow-up album to 2017’s Flower Boy. Recorded under Columbia, Tyler produced the album by himself. IGOR is a surreal breakup album that explores vulnerable emotions, hostile notions, and the desire for happiness. Tyler’s production… Read more

Ed Sheeran – ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Croke/GETTY Ed Sheeran has always been a sensational music maker and now he is bringing more of that to the forefront for us, with his latest compilation album release titled No.6 Collaborations Project. This release is a fitting follow up to 2011’s No.5’s EP, and it is the first official studio release since… Read more