Americana

The War on Drugs – ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill Philadelphia’s The War on Drugs return with I Don’t Live Here Anymore, their first new studio album in four years. With their last offering, they already set the bar pretty high for themselves simply by titling it A Deeper Understanding. The album became their first Top 10 release in the US, meaning that… Read more

Brandi Carlile – ‘In These Silent Days’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Neil Krug Brandi Carlile, an artist who’s generally considered a folkie but also shows leanings towards both country and rock, has been impressing an increasingly large following ever since her 2005 debut. Her seventh studio album In These Silent Days is another powerful and heartfelt collection of original songs that will no doubt continue her… Read more

The Offspring – ‘Let the Bad Times Roll’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Daveed Benito Although they’re called the Offspring, the Orange County, California band are in fact the begetters of a movement which has spawned both massive commercial success and nearly as much controversy in rock since the mid-90’s. With their 1994 radio hit “Come Out and Play” (which has always been more commonly referred… 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

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Letter to You’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch Just last year Bruce Springsteen released Western Stars, a concept album based around Americana themes – particularly cowboys of the old west, the ultimate symbol of American folklore. This was perhaps fitting for an artist who grew up in the ‘50s, the era during which that sort of mythology was the… Read more