Album Review

Taylor Swift – ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jay L Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Some artists revisit stories to pick up where they left off after going away for a while. Others retell the same stories through new lenses, offering perspectives that were missing from the first go-around. Taylor Swift’s newly re-recorded version of her 2008 blockbuster album Fearless is an example… Read more

Evanescence – ‘The Bitter Truth’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Nick Fancher When Evanescence released their debut album Fallen in 2003, they were seen by many as an exercise in the sure-fire marketing strategy that was gender-bending. Specifically, they were seen as a female-fronted version of Linkin Park, one of the biggest bands of the time (even right now, if one Google-searches “bands… Read more

Hayley Williams – ‘FLOWERS for VASES / descansos’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lindsey Byrnes Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams made her solo debut last year with the release Petals for Armor. The title was far from the most clever or endearing thing about it, as the singer explored a variety of styles ranging from dance pop to smooth jazz, while overall making the album feel classically… Read more

Lana Del Rey – ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lanna Del Rey/YouTube Lana Del Rey, born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, gave the world her latest release and seventh studio album Chemtrails Over the Country Club, on March 19th. Opening the 11-track album is a piano intro and Lana’s breathy high vocals in “White Dress.” Right away, Lana sings about her younger self, being… Read more

nothing,nowhere. – ‘Trauma Factory’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dan Brown nothing,nowhere.’s latest album Trauma Factory offers a fresh take on what it means to be human. The introspective album follows a compilation of fan favorites reimagined released in 2020 and a collaborative EP with Travis Barker from blink-182 that hit stores in 2019. This new project from Joe Mulherin maintained the… Read more

Justin Bieber – ‘Justice’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Rory Kramer Justin Bieber rose to fame in 2009 at 15-years-old with his debut EP, My World. From there, Bieber rose to startling new heights which lead to a peak for his fourth album, Purpose. After a mental health break following the subsequent ‘Purpose’ tour, he decided to start making music again by… Read more

Nick Jonas – ‘Spaceman’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Anthony Mandler Nick Jonas has never been a stranger to the spotlight. From about the age of 13-years-old, he’s been making music from his first album in 2005, Nicholas Jonas, to rising to stardom in the Jonas Brothers with brothers Joe and Kevin. During the Jonas Brothers’ hiatus and subsequent break, Nick Jonas… Read more

A Day To Remember – ‘You’re Welcome’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine Calling an album You’re Welcome, a title that essentially suggests that the band expects everyone to thank them for it, takes either a sizable amount of overconfidence or a very well honed sense of irony. It’s a bit hard to determine just which of the two it is in the case… Read more

MOD SUN – ‘Internet Killed the Rockstar’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Nathan James Late last year rapper Machine Gun Kelly made the switch over to rock ‘n’ roll (electric guitar strapped on, the whole spiel) and title of the resulting album, Tickets to my Downfall, wound up being ironic after it became his highest-charting to date. Now, another MC whose physical appearance, like that… Read more

Kings of Leon – ‘When You See Yourself’ Album Review

Photo Credit: RCA Records On When You See Yourself, their first new album in five years (and eighth studio effort overall), Kings of Leon offer up fifty minutes of tight, mature, intelligent rock ‘n’ roll, most of which can be described as “atmospheric” but almost none of which comes off as incidental. The marathon-titled opening… Read more