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New Found Glory – ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Acacia Evans “All You Zombies” is a classic short work of science fiction by Robert A. Heinlein originally published in 1951 (yes, it’s also the title of a hit song from 1985 by the Hooters), and is a paradoxical story about a character who is both their own parent and their own child. On their… Read more

Charli XCX – ‘How I’m Feeling Now’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Marcus Cooper Charli XCX’s fourth official studio album How I’m Feeling Now may as well be the equivalent antidote to the Covid-19 quarantine. Released just short of Memorial Day, the self-made LP (created in a brief six week time frame entirely from Charli’s home studio) is the first project by a major artist… Read more

5 Seconds of Summer – ‘Calm’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Andy DeLuca Following their colossal success with Youngblood in 2018, 5 Seconds of Summer have produced something with this latest effort that is intended to cement their position within the music industry. Their new album Calm is a collection of songs, while being fun and fresh, also target a demographic in a way… Read more

Joyner Lucas – ‘ADHD’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine Joyner as an artist has always been under-the-radar, presenting thought-provoking tracks like “I’m Not Racist” and garnering an audience willing to figure out the social commentary behind the lyrics. He is here to stay, and most definitely, to slay. His debut album ADHD starts off with an introductory skit, “Screening Evaluation”,… Read more

Lamb of God – ‘Lamb of God’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Travis Shinn For more than twenty years Richmond, Virginia heavy metal band Lamb of God have been pleasing the subgenre’s multitude of fans, and now, even after a five-year absence (the longest between studio releases in the band’s history), their new self-titled album should be quite effective in making up for lost time…. Read more

Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Punisher’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels On June 18th, Phoebe Lucille Bridgers released her second full-length solo album Punisher. The album starts off with a meditative minute-long intro called “DVD Menu”, which is a string-led instrumental. To start off, we get a sense that the indie album will be on a calmer note. Phoebe shared a fun… Read more

2012 Throwback Gallery: The Best of Alternative Rock & Heavy Metal

Linkin Park ‘Honda Civic’ Tour 2012 Camden, New Jersey Halestorm ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Shinedown ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Godsmack ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Rammstein ‘Made in Germany’ Tour 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Steel Panther ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Pop… Read more

Chloe x Halle – ‘Ungodly Hour’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Robin Harper Chloe x Halle released their third studio album titled Ungodly Hour on June 12th. The sisters start off by vocalizing a beautiful harmonic intro and go right into their Destiny’s Child-like sound while also meeting modern day R&B. On the second track “Forgive Me”, we hear those early 2000s inspired R&B… Read more

2012 Throwback Gallery: iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Edition

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2012 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bridgit Mendler Cher Lloyd Ed Sheeran Justin Bieber Olly Murs Psy One Republic The Wanted Photography by: Steve Trager

Car Seat Headrest – ‘Making a Door Less Open’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Carlos Cruz “Weightlifters”, the lead-off track on Car Seat Headrest’s twelfth studio album Making a Door Less Open, starts out by holding the same note for the first thirty seconds. Some might assume (or worry) that this will set the stage for the entire record, but Making a Door Less Open quickly reveals itself to be anything but one-note. The… Read more