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The Offspring – ‘Let the Bad Times Roll’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Daveed Benito Although they’re called the Offspring, the Orange County, California band are in fact the begetters of a movement which has spawned both massive commercial success and nearly as much controversy in rock since the mid-90’s. With their 1994 radio hit “Come Out and Play” (which has always been more commonly referred… Read more

Taylor Swift – ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jay L Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Some artists revisit stories to pick up where they left off after going away for a while. Others retell the same stories through new lenses, offering perspectives that were missing from the first go-around. Taylor Swift’s newly re-recorded version of her 2008 blockbuster album Fearless is an example… Read more

Evanescence – ‘The Bitter Truth’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Nick Fancher When Evanescence released their debut album Fallen in 2003, they were seen by many as an exercise in the sure-fire marketing strategy that was gender-bending. Specifically, they were seen as a female-fronted version of Linkin Park, one of the biggest bands of the time (even right now, if one Google-searches “bands… Read more

Hayley Williams – ‘FLOWERS for VASES / descansos’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lindsey Byrnes Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams made her solo debut last year with the release Petals for Armor. The title was far from the most clever or endearing thing about it, as the singer explored a variety of styles ranging from dance pop to smooth jazz, while overall making the album feel classically… Read more

Lana Del Rey – ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lanna Del Rey/YouTube Lana Del Rey, born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, gave the world her latest release and seventh studio album Chemtrails Over the Country Club, on March 19th. Opening the 11-track album is a piano intro and Lana’s breathy high vocals in “White Dress.” Right away, Lana sings about her younger self, being… Read more

Nick Jonas – ‘Spaceman’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Anthony Mandler Nick Jonas has never been a stranger to the spotlight. From about the age of 13-years-old, he’s been making music from his first album in 2005, Nicholas Jonas, to rising to stardom in the Jonas Brothers with brothers Joe and Kevin. During the Jonas Brothers’ hiatus and subsequent break, Nick Jonas… Read more