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Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Mainstream Sellout’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Live Nation Depending on who you ask, Colson Baker – AKA Machine Gun Kelly – is either pop-punk’s savior or the man holding the tickets to its downfall. Despite what his detractors would have you believe, Baker’s take on pop-punk is no worse than most others who have revived the sound for the… Read more

Avril Lavigne – ‘Love Sux’ Album Review

Photo Credit: DTA Records While Avril Lavigne’s new single unmistakably sounds like one of hers in nearly every way – the angsty-but-somehow cute vocals, punk-with-a-pop-hook melody, and even the title (“Bite Me”), it also contains one of the most confounding and funny lyrics in a rock radio hit in quite some time. “Hey you, you should… Read more

Maroon 5 – ‘JORDI’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Wex & Alex Maroon 5 has become well-known for their singles, but virtually forgotten when it comes to their deep tracks. Songs like “Moves Like Jagger” and “Payphone” dominated the airwaves due to their generic pop sound and easy-to-sing-along lyrics. None of their songs would be out of place in 2012 or 2021…. Read more

Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Tickets to My Downfall’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Universal Music Group Richard Colson Baker has already had four top ten albums as a rapper. However, for his current release Baker, professionally known as Machine Gun Kelly, reloads and switches ammo to take aim with a full rock album. His previous albums have included some singing, but mostly provided by guest vocalists…. Read more

Blackbear – ‘Everything Means Nothing’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sam Dameshek Matthew Tyler Musto has worn many caps in his almost 14-year-old career, releasing album after album and solidifying himself as one of the most consistent artists in the industry. His latest album, Everything Means Nothing, is just an extension of the testament towards his undeterred commitment as an all-around productive musician…. Read more

Jeremy Zucker – ‘Love is Not Dying’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Meredith Truax As we collectively lay adrift in an open ocean of uncertainty, bemused to the state of the world and our place within it, a twenty-something boy from New Jersey has spun a take on coping with *all of this* that’s worth your attention. Jeremy Zucker is a quickly rising star in… Read more

All Time Low – ‘Wake Up, Sunshine’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine “I woke up on a Tuesday // Felt like a Friday night to me… // Everyday’s a holiday // We stay hot when it’s cold outside, you know // Haven’t left your place in days,” All Time Low sing on “Sleeping In”, a track from their eighth studio album Wake Up, Sunshine…. Read more

Nothing, Nowhere. : Using Music to Fight Mental Illness

Photo Credit: Jamie MacMillan Nothing, Nowhere. is an American musician who creates emotional driven songs through blending hip-hop and rock. Motivated by the hardship of his past, Nothing, Nowhere. seeks to connect with others and help them from losing themselves in the struggles of life. Born as Joseph Mulherin from Massachusetts, the future artist studied… Read more

Mansionz: An Artistic Escape for Blackbear and Mike Posner

Photo Credit: Tarina Doolittle Singer-songwriter Mike Posner and singer, rapper, and producer Blackbear, came together in 2016 to create the music duo Mansionz. Known for their hip-hop infused electro-pop sound, Mansionz is based out of Los Angeles, California. Both artists are established performers in their own regard but they were looking for an artistic escape…. Read more