Album Review

Liam Gallagher – ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Rankin Oasis first arrived in the mid ‘90s and transformed the British music scene virtually overnight, giving the U.K. (and beyond), a new, focused musical identity after years of so much studio-only pop and divisive rock sub-genres. While there are probably fewer bands since the ‘60s who’re not influenced in some way by the Beatles than are, Oasis mirrored the Fab Four’s sound and general aura so brazenly (their first single “Supersonic” refers to a “yellow submarine” just for starters) and without… Read more

Rick Ross – ‘Port of Miami 2’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Rich Fury/Getty Summer will soon be coming to an end, but not before Rick Ross blesses us with some feel good Miami vibes, grown man style. Port of Miami 2 is fit for laying out in the sun on South Beach, riding down Ocean Drive with the top down and your partner sitting… Read more

Mabel – ‘High Expectations’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Capitol Records Up-and-coming international pop star Mabel McVey recently released her latest studio LP appropriately titled High Expectations. As a follow-up to this year’s Ivy To Roses mixtape, the 14-track disc is a compilation of well blended grooves, including 3 previously released singles: “Finders Keepers,” Cigarette” and her biggest hit record to date… Read more

Slipknot – ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Roadrunner Records Okay, let’s skip – or at least-fast forward past – what we all know already: Slipknot are a hard rock band whose members wear truly scary, horror movie-style masks onstage (and possibly elsewhere, but that’s their business), although they’re not actually concealing their identities (lead singer Corey Taylor’s actual face has… Read more

Bryce Vine – ‘Carnival’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Juco via WB Records Bryce Vine is the modern day equivalent of an Outkast member and Childish Gambino musical love child. Vine, who adopted the stage name based on his love of “vinyl” jazz records is a self proclaimed “suave hippie,” and began garnering national attention after appearing as a contestant on FOX… Read more

Volbeat – ‘Rewind, Replay, Rebound’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Volbeat PressPhotos 2019 Volbeat are from Denmark and – at least according to conventional wisdom – categorized as a Heavy Metal band (the “Vol” part of the band’s name is even short for “volume”). This may frighten off some U.S. listeners who might assume the band to be part of the Scandinavian Death… Read more

Chance The Rapper – ‘The Big Day’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Chancellor Jonathan Bennett, known to many as Chance The Rapper, was a household name years before even dropping an official debut album! Now the fitted cap wearing MC has finally put his loyal fans minds at ease with the release of 2019’s The Big Day. The proud Chi-town rapper who… Read more

Sum 41 – ‘Order In Decline’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jonathan Weiner Although they were relative latecomers to the wave of commercially successful punk bands which began in the mid-90s – eventually including groups like Green Day, Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy – Sum 41 still managed to arrive on time to both enjoy a similar mass audience and also endure the standard… Read more

The Black Keys – ‘“Let’s Rock”’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen With their latest release, the Black Keys already begin messing with our heads before we’ve even listened to a single note. The album’s title, “Let’s Rock”, appears on the cover exactly that way – in quotes. Just what are we supposed to make of this? The phrase itself is both generic… Read more