Reviews

Steve Aoki – ‘Neon Future III’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Drew Ressler Neon Future III, the third installment of the Neon Future series, feels weakly themed, without enough context to make it a concept album. Instead, popular culture plays the main lead in guiding the listener through a digital escape of pitch bending bass synths and free-hinged lyrical hooks. The album starts off… Read more

Ady Suleiman – ‘Memories’ Album Review

  Photo Credit: Facebook.com/AdySuleimanMusic Ady Suleiman is originally a Sony Music artist who left to record his extremely innovative pop album, Memories. Honestly, calling it pop is almost insulting as it contains elements of so many other genres. R&B, acoustic music, Jazz and funk/neo-soul all come to mind when listening to many tracks on this… Read more

The Aces – ‘When My Heart Felt Volcanic’ Album Review

  Photo Credit: Daniel Mendoza The Aces are an all female alternative pop group from Utah busting into the scene with their debut album, When My Heart Felt Volcanic. This 47-minute selection features funky rhythm guitar, tight vocal harmonies and loads of reverb. The first track on the album, “Volcanic Love” really sets the tone… Read more

Rival Sons – ‘Feral Roots’ Album Review

  Photo Credit: Tony Mott In decades past, the way that it worked was relatively simple: if a band sold records, it pretty much went without saying that they also sold concert tickets, and vice versa. However, nearly a score into the new century, this dynamic has been replaced with an almost church-and-state division, with… Read more

Lovelytheband – ‘Finding It Hard to Smile’ Album Review

  Photo Credit: Tape and Glue Music Indie pop band Lovelytheband released their debut studio album Finding It Hard to Smile on August 3, 2018. The American based band formed in 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Composed of three performers, Mitchy Collins leads on vocals with Jordan Greenwald as the guitarist, and Sam Price as… Read more

Jesse McCartney – ‘The Resolution Tour’ Concert Review

Photo Credit: Grant Spanier The 90’s became an unparalleled decade of music that has certainly burned a lifetime of a great impression throughout our minds. During this time, individuals who loved and admired pop-stars and all of the glorious talent they had possessed helped to catapult them into limelight, therefore creating household names. Music in general has… Read more

Clean Bandit – ‘What Is Love?’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Rita Zimmerman Clean Bandit is an electro pop trio from England, of worldwide acclaim. The band’s classical sophistications coexist with dance rhythms and soaring vocals. The 2018 LP, What Is Love?, emerges with an iridescent melody and Zara Larsson’s voice, in the re-released track, “Symphony”, a homage to the group’s musical virtuosity. Many of… Read more

6LACK – ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ Album Review

  Photo Credit: Sniffers.co East Atlanta Love Letter is the second full-length release from the Atlanta artist Ricardo Valdez Valentine, otherwise known by his stage name 6LACK. The 13-track album is crafted with deep moods. Intense lyrics combined with melancholic production, lead listeners through the emotionally heavy thoughts of 6LACK. 6LACK jumps between singing R&B… Read more

A R I Z O N A – ‘Cold Nights // Summer Days’ EP Review

  Photo Credit: Jake Posner A R I Z O N A is a fairly new pop rock band who have one main album and many singles. Their main album, Gallery is a 38-minute exploration into several different vibes. From song to song, there is a shift from more upbeat and high energy pieces to… Read more

Flor – ‘Come out. You’re hiding’ Album Review

  Photo Credit: Fueled By Ramen Come out. You’re Hiding is the debut album for the new indie rock/electro pop group, Flor. Despite some songs being a faster “club” tempo, the vibe is still very light and warm. This music is the perfect music to listen to while doing other work due to its unobtrusiveness… Read more