Album Review

Bastille – ‘Doom Days’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett The London four-piece band Bastille certainly started out promisingly enough a couple of years ago, with their debut album Bad Blood (they even beat Taylor Swift to the use of that title), punctuated by the refreshingly terrific single “Pompeii,” which deservedly went Top Five in the U.S. and achieved triple… Read more

The Raconteurs – ‘Help Us Stranger’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Vance Powell When last we left our heroes the Raconteurs more than a decade ago, they had scored two gold albums and a hit single, “Steady as She Goes”, lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Jack White was still half of the White Stripes, and Raconteurs co-lead Brendan Benson was also plowing forward with his… Read more

Dinosaur Pile-Up – ‘Celebrity Mansions’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dinosaur Pile-Up / YouTube With nearly five years having passed since their last album, Dinosaur Pile-Up was probably assumed extinct by many. But fossilization clearly didn’t agree with the Leeds, England trio, as they came roaring back with their fourth album, Celebrity Mansions, on which new drummer Mike Sheils joins bassist Jim Cratchley… Read more

DJ Khaled – ‘Father of Asahd’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sarah Bahbah “WE THE BEST!” is the motto and on DJ Khaled’s Father Of Asahd, he is absolutely that. Boasting a roster of twenty-nine total featured artists combined on fifteen tracks is the most we’ve ever seen from the former Terror Squad producer. Marking his eleventh album release in thirteen years, Khaled does… Read more

Lizzo – ‘Cuz I Love You’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella Lizzo is the definition of a TRUE entertainer. The pop and r&b singer-songwriter, rapper, and avid flutist, is by all means an artistic extraordinaire! Innovative, likable, and strangely interesting, Lizzo has a lovable weirdness that carries its sassy style right into her music. Take for example, her infamous… Read more

Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Dedicated’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Getty Images Carly Rae Jepsen is still the poster child for pop fanatics everywhere! After competing on Canadian Idol in 2007 and placing a respectable 3rd place in the finals, the fresh-faced phenom discovered by entertainment mogul Scooter Braun (who launched the careers of other stars like Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson, The Wanted… Read more

Hozier – ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Rachael Wright In 2013, when Irish musician and songwriter Andrew Hozier-Bryne a.k.a Hozier pleaded “Take Me to Church” on his debut single, the effect proved to be the reverse, as legions of music listeners around the world made him the new rock deity. The song topped multiple international charts, and in the U.S…. Read more

SONTALK – ‘Stay Wild’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dustin Condren Comedy legend Carl Reiner used the term “The Hey May” to identify the moment at the beginning of a half-hour sitcom where they would introduce the episode’s premise and (hopefully) compel viewers to stay tuned (i.e. men who saw it would yell “Hey May!” to their wives and invite them to… Read more

Pink – ‘Hurts 2B Human’ Album Review

Photo Credit : Pink / YouTube Alecia Moore, otherwise known as Pink, is not your typical pop star. Whether she is pushing boundaries for the die-hard rebels, getting sentimental with suburban soccer mom’s, or being an activist for LGBT rights, she is that girl! Fresh off of being honored with a star on the coveted… Read more

MARINA – ‘Love + Fear’ Album Review

Photo credit: Marina / YouTube If you aren’t an indie pop fan, Marina Diamandis might be the girl to make you one! Hailing from the goldmine of British pop stardom, London, the Welsh born triple threat singer-songwriter and producer, is finally making her way to the U.S. mainstream. After simmering for a few years locally,… Read more