Album Review

George Ezra – ‘Gold Rush Kid’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Adam Scarborough George Ezra’s music, especially as of late, feels as though it was specifically calibrated for summertime. 2018’s “Shotgun” was inescapable in Britain for not just one but two summers – if you had the radio on for an extended period of time during the summers of 2018 and 2019, you almost… Read more

Liam Gallagher – ‘C’mon You Know’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Greg Williams Liam Gallagher’s solo work, – c’mon, you know the guy who was once voted “The Greatest Frontman of All Time” in a reader poll by Q Magazine only weeks before host Peter Kay called him a “knobhead” during the 2010 Brit Awards after throwing away his award for “best album of the past 30 years”… Read more

Def Leppard – ‘Diamond Star Halos’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Anton Corbijn As part of the new wave of young heavy metal bands at the start of the ’80s, Sheffield, England’s Def Leppard (whose oldest members at the time were no older than twenty), managed two successful albums mostly through word-of-mouth and touring before releasing Pyromania in 1983, which became not just a massive chart… Read more

VHS Collection – ‘Night Drive’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Grant Spanier Having debuted in 2015, it’s just a bit odd that New York City synth-rock outfit’s new album Night Drive is only their second full-length release, so perhaps not surprisingly the band is still relying largely on what they’ve already become known for. Despite its title, the opening cut “The Dark” brings to light… Read more

Post Malone – ‘Twelve Carat Toothache’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Adam DeGross Austin Richard Post has a pretty serious self-destructive streak. If his recent admission to smoking up to 80 cigarettes a day wasn’t sufficient proof of this, his fourth album as Post Malone is. Indeed, if there’s one throughline across Twelve Carat Toothache, it’s one man’s ability to sabotage himself even as he reaches… Read more

Stand Atlantic – ‘F.E.A.R.’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Press Australia seems to have got it recently. From Amyl and the Sniffers to The Chats, Australia has been producing acts with a 21st-century punk rock sound. Stand Atlantic takes its rightful place among Australia’s punk pantheon with their newest album F.E.A.R. Stand Atlantic (initially known as What It’s Worth) formed in 2012 as… Read more

Alison Wonderland – ‘Loner’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Wasserman Music Alexandra Scholler was born in 1986 and raised in Australia. She grew up in Sydney and trained as a classical cellist. During a night out, Alexandra heard the song “Silent Shout” by electronic music duo The Knife and it quickened her an interest in the possibilities that electronic music can afford… Read more

Swedish House Mafia – ‘Paradise Again’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Alexander Wessely Being a teenager in Sweden ten years ago, I saw native household names like Avicii (may he rest in peace) and Swedish House Mafia take the EDM (Electric Dance Music) sound to global arenas. Dismissed at first by many – myself included – as “not real music,” I would soon find… Read more

The Black Keys – ‘Dropout Boogie’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jim Herrington I can think of only one band that can make the same album over and over again and still somehow make their audience boogie to it: AC/DC. The Australian wildings and this blues rock band from Ohio, formed in 2001 by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, have one more thing in… Read more