Reviews

Eddie Vedder – ‘Earthling’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch “I’m still alive,” a 26-year-old Eddie Vedder sang on Pearl Jam’s debut album Ten back in 1991. In 2022 – as Vedder turns 58-years-old – that’s still a reality, unlike many of his alternative rock contemporaries who broke through in the lyrically ominous wave of grunge. Vedder has always seemed like one of… Read more

Jack White – ‘Fear of the Dawn’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Paige Sara Back in 1999, as we were just on the brink of the new millennium, Jack White seemingly came out of nowhere (actually Detroit) to save rock ‘n’ roll. Or at the very least, strip it down to its basics, as in his band the White Stripes he used only an electric… Read more

COIN – ‘Uncanny Valley’ Album Review

Photo Credit: COIN via Facebook While the pandemic was a time of pause and reflection for most musicians, it marked the most productive moment for Tennessee-based COIN, which has released a steady stream of music across the last two years. Now, on their third album, the band who broke out in 2016 with the song… Read more

Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Unlimited Love’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Red Hot Chili Peppers via Twitter It’s hard to believe that the Red Hot Chili Peppers have now been around – just on record – for thirty-seven years. Not only that, but 2021 marked the thirtieth anniversary of the album which made the band superstars, Blood Sugar Sex Magick. Their new studio release Unlimited Love outwardly reflects… Read more

Bob Moses – ‘The Silence in Between’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Zackery Michael A single start-to-finish listen will reveal to just about any listener that the fourth full-length album (joining about a half-dozen EPs) from Vancouver, Canada duo Bob Moses, The Silence in Between, is a strong and tight offering of atmosphere club-type EDM and bouncy, fun pop. Appropriately-titled opening cut “Seen it Coming” is the perfect… Read more

Wet Leg – ‘Wet Leg’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Hollie Fernando Only the most hardened of cynics could resist the charm of Wet Leg’s breakout single “Chaise Longue” – filled with euphemisms, deadpan put-downs, and Mean Girls quotes. The band’s rapid rise – with just a handful of songs to their name, they managed to sell-out shows across the world and appeared on multiple… Read more

Father John Misty – ‘Chloë and the Next 20th Century’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Ward & Kweskin At a time of rampant ’80s nostalgia in music, trust Josh “Father John Misty” Tillman – never one to blindly follow trends – to take it a step further and look to the big band sound of the 1950s that has thus far been left largely untouched by contemporary musicians…. Read more

Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Mainstream Sellout’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Live Nation Depending on who you ask, Colson Baker – AKA Machine Gun Kelly – is either pop-punk’s savior or the man holding the tickets to its downfall. Despite what his detractors would have you believe, Baker’s take on pop-punk is no worse than most others who have revived the sound for the… Read more

Charli XCX – ‘Crash’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Emily Lipson This is the album Charlotte Aitchison – you probably know her better as Charli XCX – should have made at the beginning of her career, back when she was still a pop star on the rise releasing albums such as True Romance and co-writing platinum-selling mega-hits like Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and… Read more

Diplo – ‘Diplo’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Maria José Govea Something important happened in the last 2-3 years – well, besides the pandemic, climate change, and never-ending political turmoil -: the standard for mainstream music increased exponentially. Chalk it up to “Bad Guy” or “Old Town Road” – songs that paved a weirder and wilder path for Top 40 music… Read more