Alt Rock

Arctic Monkeys – ‘The Car’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Zackery Michael On their seventh studio album The Car, the Arctic Monkeys continue the musical road trip that they set out on with their previous release, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (2018). The Sheffield, England quartet which became known (and renowned) for their brand of fast, kinetic, mile-a-minute Britpop delivered with a punk… Read more

Matt Maeson – ‘Never Had to Leave’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine / Atlantic Records While the cover artwork and a couple of the song titles (“Blood Runs Red,” “Lawless Dream,” “Twisted Tongue”) might suggest that it’s a heavy metal album, Matt Maeson’s second full-length album Never Had to Leave is instead a tight and compelling collection of well-produced alternative rock and folk… Read more

Dayseeker – ‘Dark Sun’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Amber Paredes Dayseeker – the Orange County quartet formed a decade ago – has always been a difficult band to categorize. “Post-hardcore” and “metalcore” are the labels most frequently assigned to the band, but said labels tend to obscure the nuances and peculiarities of their sound – their inclusion of synths, their capacity… Read more

The 1975 – ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Samuel Bradley In 2020, The 1975 attempted to take their music to new heights with an expansive, experimental double LP. Whereas many of their peers – from Taylor Swift to Fiona Apple – gained acclaim for branching off in new directions that year, The 1975’s Notes On A Conditional Form proved divisive; one… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Albums with Some Serious Halloween Vibes

With the spooky season now upon us, it’s time to start curating a soundtrack for the next few days of pumpkin carving, dressing up, and going out. Below are 10 perfect albums to put on to get you in the Halloween mood. #10. Demi Lovato – Holy Fvck On their eighth album, Demi Lovato abandons… Read more

Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Clara Balzary Their last album was entitled Unlimited Love, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers seemed determined to show their fans exactly that (the feeling with the public appears to be mutual, as that album went Top 5 in twenty-five countries). Less than seven months after the release of that album we now… Read more

Bush – ‘The Art of Survival’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dove Shore “We used to be someone, now we’re nobody,” Bush sings on “Identity,” one of the tracks from their ninth studio album, not coincidentally titled The Art of Survival. Bush was certainly somebody at least in the mid and late-’90s when the rock subgenre known as grunge looked as though it had… Read more

The Snuts – ‘Burn the Empire’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Edward Cooke Though one of the most popular songs from their great 2021 debut album W.L. was “Glasgow,” for a major city in their native Scotland (though they’re actually from West Lothian), the Snuts widen the range of their subject matter quite a bit on their second album Burn the Empire. The title… Read more

The Wonder Years – ‘The Hum Goes on Forever’

Photo Credit: Kelly Mason Reading Dan Campbell’s lyrics is often like reading a first-person novel. Opening his songs with lines like, “Justin and I have got the windows down // the AC is busted, it’s hotter than hell,” “It’s newly summer, and Tony Bourdain died,” “It’s already June // the light paints you pink,” and… Read more

Death Cab for Cutie – ‘Asphalt Meadows’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine / Courtesy of Atlantic Records Since their 1998 debut album Something About Airplanes Bellingham, Washington alternative rockers Death Cab for Cutie at least outwardly appear to have missed out on mainstream success, even though four of their albums went Top 10 in the U.S. between 2005 and 2015. The band’s tenth… Read more