Album Review

Foo Fighters – ‘Medicine at Midnight’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch The Foo Fighters open their tenth studio album Medicine at Midnight with “Making a Fire”, a track which in the course of four minutes and sixteen seconds somehow seems to cram in an album’s worth of elements: a classic rock riff, a pre-chorus which takes a sharp turn to the song’s… Read more

Weezer – ‘OK Human’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sean Murphy Last summer Weezer had been scheduled to set out on a stadium tour with Green Day and Fall Out Boy, which needless to say was not able to come to fruition. Like many artists who were forced to deviate from their planned roadwork because of COVID restrictions, Weezer seemingly chose to… Read more

Goat Girl – ‘On All Fours’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Holly Whitaker On their second full-length album (and first since 2018), London band Goat Girl offer up what could probably be best described as ambient pop punk. Or, possibly “dream pop punk?” Almost all of the lucky thirteen songs that comprise On All Fours scream about as loud as a song can scream… Read more

Taylor Swift – ‘Evermore’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Beth Garrabrant It’s easy to get excited about surprises. Kristen Wiig even loves surprises, and one has to think Taylor Swift was bitten by the bug (it’s not too hard to imagine Swift bingeing Wiig’s SNL routine over and over). Not even five months after the release of her first surprise record and… Read more

Less Than Jake – ‘Silver Linings’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Paris Visone Gainesville, Florida ska punk outfit Less Than Jake’s first new album in seven years Silver Linings starts right off with the type of attention-grabbing riff that defines a great album opening. Beyond the painfully clever title, “The High Cost of Low Living”, utilizes some of the very themes which rock ‘n’… Read more

Little Mix – ‘Confetti’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Columbia Records British girl group Little Mix remains one of the UK’s most guilty pleasures. Hailing as the only female band to win Simon Cowell’s coveted X-Factor reality show in 2011, the former quartet has since sparked a solid amount of commercial success. From starting out with 2012’s debut DNA, to… Read more

Jessie Ware – ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Carlijn Jacobs Reinvention is a difficult game to play. One of the greatest artistic struggles a creator experiences is the profound desire to move their art forward (whatever “forward” means for them) without being swept up in a trend. British vocalist Jessie Ware has reinvented her act steadily through the years by inching… Read more

Rina Sawayama – ‘SAWAYAMA’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Hendrik Schneider Painstakingly crafted among a tightly knit group of friends and collaborators, the year’s best pop album came not from an industry byproduct but a self-starter who’s among the hardest-working young stars in the game. SAWAYAMA is the debut LP from London-based Rina Sawayama, and it’s acid-dipped, Y2K-fixated, capital-P Pop of the… Read more

IDLES – ‘Ultra Mono’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Ed Miles “I’m guessing you cannot tell from my tone // I mean business,” lead singer Joe Talbot quips on “Kill Them with Kindness” from IDLES’ recent full-length release Ultra Mono. We know he’s being sardonic, since from the very first lyric uttered on the Bristol, England rock band’s socially and politically honed… Read more

Bob Dylan – ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Fred Tanneau Bob Dylan will turn eighty-years-old in 2021, but apparently he’s still trying to decide just exactly who he is. “I’m just like Anne Frank, like Indiana Jones // And them British bad boys, the Rolling Stones,” Dylan sings on “I Contain Multitudes”, the opening track of Rough and Rowdy Ways, his… Read more