Pop Rock

Miley Cyrus – ‘Plastic Hearts’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Alana O’Herlihy The instant takeaway from Plastic Hearts, Miley Cyrus’ toe-dip into the dark arts of Rock ‘N Roll, is that her voice has always been the key to her individuality. It conveys pangs of heartbreak, anger, or complicated love in waters much deeper than those her peers navigate. She commands a towering… Read more

Bring Me The Horizon – ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Joshua Gordon With Bring Me The Horizon’s latest release of their EP titled Post Human: Survival Horror, we cannot help but marvel at the sheer elevated quality in sound thanks to composer Mick Gordon, who is known for producing game soundtracks such as Killer Instinct and many more. Although it was an odd… 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

Bon Jovi – ‘2020’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage “Livin’ On A Prayer” was its own global mantra throughout 2020, its lyrics still bitingly relevant as income disparity grows and essential workers find themselves in the shoes of Tommy and Gina, showing up for work while dreaming of something different. Jon Bon Jovi’s actual idea of 2020, however, is a… Read more

The Killers – ‘Imploding The Mirage’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Robert Ascroft Beginning with their 2004 debut album Hot Fuss and the classic singles “Somebody Told Me” and “Mr. Brightside”, the Killers became among the few actual rock bands who were launched in the twenty-first century to establish a major presence in popular culture and then more-or-less maintain it. The ‘80s influence was… Read more

Remembering Eddie Van Halen: The Guitar Hero’s Guitar Hero

Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images The electric guitar may be the quintessential symbol of rock ‘n’ roll, but of the many individuals who’ve strapped one on over the years only a select few have made such an impact as to become virtually synonymous with the instrument. That short list would obviously include Eric Clapton and… Read more

PVRIS – ‘Use Me’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lindsey Byrnes PVRIS (pronounced just like the capital of France) has returned with Use Me, their third LP,  featuring more direct input by lead singer Lynn Gunn. The Lancaster, MA, band, formerly known as Operation Guillotine, sharpens their knife with this newest collection of songs that hits harder, bangs louder, and hurts deeper… Read more