Grunge

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 Mysterines – ‘Reeling’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Steve Gullick To paraphrase Fyodor Dostoevsky’s observation in Anna Karenina, bad music is always bad in its own unique way, and good music is always alike. The Mysterines’ debut album Reeling proves this repurposed aphorism beyond a shadow of a doubt, but we’ll explain what we mean. The Mysterines formed in Merseyside in 2017 and the… Read more

Eddie Vedder – ‘Earthling’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch “I’m still alive,” a 26-year-old Eddie Vedder sang on Pearl Jam’s debut album Ten back in 1991. In 2022 – as Vedder turns 58-years-old – that’s still a reality, unlike many of his alternative rock contemporaries who broke through in the lyrically ominous wave of grunge. Vedder has always seemed like one of… Read more

Foo Fighters – ‘Studio 666’ Movie Review

Photo Credit: Studio 666 / Open Road Films Supernatural horror movies are all about strange and unexplained phenomena, but in the case of the current theatrical release Studio 666, the strange and unexplained start before the film does. First of all, the movie features the band Foo Fighters, and not a brief cameo playing on stage… Read more

Wolf Alice – ‘Blue Weekend’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jordan Hemingway When Wolf Alice is good, they’re really good. Brilliant. The second track on Wolf Alice’s third studio album is one of the most well-written songs of the year, telling the tale of a young girl’s quest for a spot at the top in the City of Angels (“I’m socially anxious and… Read more

Foo Fighters – ‘Medicine at Midnight’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch The Foo Fighters open their tenth studio album Medicine at Midnight with “Making a Fire”, a track which in the course of four minutes and sixteen seconds somehow seems to cram in an album’s worth of elements: a classic rock riff, a pre-chorus which takes a sharp turn to the song’s… Read more

Beabadoobee: A Coming-of-Age Story Through Music

Photo Credit: Jordan Curtis Hughes Since coming onto the music scene two years ago, the young creative Beabadoobee has gained the attention of fans across the globe. On June 3, 2000, Beatrice Laus was born in Ioilo City, Philippines. When she was three-years-old, her family moved to London. Inspired by her family origins, Beatrice listened… Read more

Beabadoobee – ‘Fake It Flowers’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Blackksocks for Rolling Stone Once you get past her stage name – and you better give yourself some time for just that – you’ll find that new artist beabadoobee has, in this difficult time of 2020, delivered not just one of the best debuts of the year but one of the best new… Read more

Pearl Jam – ‘Gigaton’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch In his final major interview Kurt Cobain described Pearl Jam as a “safe” rock band. “They’re a pleasant rock band that everyone likes,” he claimed. The last part of that assessment at least was probably correct at the time: their 1991 debut album Ten eventually sold thirty million copies worldwide, making… Read more

Stone Temple Pilots – ‘Perdida’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Michelle Shiers It’s been a long, bumpy and inconsistent flight for Stone Temple Pilots. Making their debut in the early Nineties, the San Diego band at first sounded so much like Pearl Jam that some were tagging them Clone Temple (or Stone Goddard) Pilots. Still, there proved to be enough audience support to… Read more