Indie Pop

Alvvays – ‘Blue Rev’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Eleanor Petry Taking its title from a popular alcoholic beverage of her youth, Molly Rankin and her band members reach new heights on their delayed third album. “’cause we’re always…,” Molly Rankin assures halfway through a sentence on the second track of Alvvays’ new record, almost as if she felt a reminder could… 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

Holly Humberstone – ‘Can You Afford to Lose Me?’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Claryn Chong Born in Lincolnshire, England thirteen days before the new millennium, Holly Ffion Humberstone grew up a small-town girl, playing the violin for the Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Orchestra. Some years later, she released two extended plays, performed at Glastonbury Festival and on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, as well as opened for Olivia… Read more

Tegan and Sara – ‘Crybaby’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Eluvier Acosta It’s hard to know where to place identical twin duo Tegan and Sara Quin in the current musical landscape; having released their debut Under Feet Like Ours in 1999 at the tender age of 18 years old, they enjoyed relative commercial success in the mid-2000s and even a Grammys nomination in… Read more

Dayglow – ‘People In Motion’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dayglow © Dana Trippe Springy, bouncy, and spongy. The 23-year-old from Texas spreads joy on his third album – but not much more. Another day, another TikTok sensation. That’s how the music business works in 2022. Sloan Struble, professionally known as Dayglow, had his break in 2018 with the Gold-certified “Can I Call You… 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

Pale Waves – ‘Unwanted’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Pip Upon hearing the song “Lies,” some listeners might at first think that their ears are lying to them, and that they’re not in fact listening to the opening cut from Pale Waves’ third album Unwanted, but rather to veteran pop punk princess Avril Lavigne. Indeed the similarity – of both the musical… Read more

Billie Eilish – ‘Guitar Songs’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Mason Poole As of mid-2022, Billie Eilish is still too young to legally buy beer, yet she’s achieved more than many can ever hope to do. Her 2019 debut album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? certainly went someplace: namely, to number one all over the world and to eventual sales… Read more

Roskilde Festival 2022 Review

Photo Credit: Getty/Roskilde Press The post-festival discussions about the 50th edition of Scandinavia’s biggest festival have mainly dealt with the Strokes’ reportedly awful performance. I, who ended up at the festival thanks to a fortunate coincidence, had to travel back home before the Strokes, and instead of going on about Julien Casablanca’s awkward dialogues for… Read more