Reviews

Peach Tree Rascals – ‘I Can’t Wait For You To Come My Way’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Stefan Kohli Peach Tree Rascals is a Los Angeles-based band formed in 2018, consisting of mostly second-generation children of immigrants. The members consist of Dominic Pizano, Issac Pech, Tarrek Abdel-Khaliq, Joseph Barros and Jorge Olazaba. The group first tasted fame after their 2019 single “Mariposa”, which went on to become viral on Tiktok,… Read more

Joji – ‘Nectar’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jeaneen Lund George Miller, professionally known as “Joji”, has had one of the most interesting transitions into the mainstream music industry. No stranger to fame, Miller started out on the Internet in the early 2010s with the alias “Filthy Frank” and quickly escalated into meme culture for his in-your-face sense of dark humor…. Read more

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Letter to You’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch Just last year Bruce Springsteen released Western Stars, a concept album based around Americana themes – particularly cowboys of the old west, the ultimate symbol of American folklore. This was perhaps fitting for an artist who grew up in the ‘50s, the era during which that sort of mythology was the… Read more

Bon Jovi – ‘2020’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage “Livin’ On A Prayer” was its own global mantra throughout 2020, its lyrics still bitingly relevant as income disparity grows and essential workers find themselves in the shoes of Tommy and Gina, showing up for work while dreaming of something different. Jon Bon Jovi’s actual idea of 2020, however, is a… Read more

Blue Öyster Cult – ‘The Symbol Remains’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Mark Weiss Blue Öyster Cult are probably best known for “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, a Top 20 hit in 1976 and now a longtime staple of classic rock radio (not to mention the focus of the popular “I need more cowbell!” Saturday Night Live sketch featuring Christopher Walken). Yet that song – and… Read more

Alicia Keys – ‘ALICIA’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Milan Zrnic The legend of Alicia Keys has taken on a life of its own as she grows into a new phase in her illustrious career. She is one of a handful of artists who can handle the gravitas of a mononym without advertising herself as such, Alicia finally capitalizes on that renown… Read more

Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Tickets to My Downfall’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Universal Music Group Richard Colson Baker has already had four top ten albums as a rapper. However, for his current release Baker, professionally known as Machine Gun Kelly, reloads and switches ammo to take aim with a full rock album. His previous albums have included some singing, but mostly provided by guest vocalists…. Read more

LANY – ‘Mama’s Boy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Stefan Kohli Los Angeles-based and Nashville-born band LANY is embarking on a fresh new journey with their third album mama’s boy. The album is full of alternative rock, dreamy lite-pop and acoustic guitar that expands the honest virtue of their songwriting by mixing in ideas from new collaborators like Russian-American singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan… Read more

The Neighbourhood – ‘Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Haley Appell & Lauren Leekley Adding to the continued twists and turns that 2020 is so keenly eager to keep producing, The Neighbourhood have released a concept album, and it’s their most diverse and intriguing collection of songs yet, maybe even bordering on exciting at points. Forever known for “Sweater Weather”, the Newbury… Read more

The Killers – ‘Imploding The Mirage’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Robert Ascroft Beginning with their 2004 debut album Hot Fuss and the classic singles “Somebody Told Me” and “Mr. Brightside”, the Killers became among the few actual rock bands who were launched in the twenty-first century to establish a major presence in popular culture and then more-or-less maintain it. The ‘80s influence was… Read more