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Four Year Strong – ‘Brain Pain’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lupe Bustos On the track “Get Out of My Head” from their seventh album Brain pain, Worchester, Massachusetts band Four Year Strong sing: “You want me to burn out but I’d rather fade away.” It takes more than just a bit of chutzpah to paraphrase a lyric (“It’s better to burn out than to fade away”) with so much… Read more

COIN – ‘Dreamland’ Album Review

Photo Credit: David O’Donohue The first side of COIN that we’re exposed to on the band’s third album Dreamland is a solid but overall unspectacular cluster of synth-rock tunes, enjoyable and bouncy but largely interchangeable with pretty much any of the similar music sounds out there. “Into My Arms,” in particular, is also unhelped by… Read more

Ozzy Osbourne – ‘Ordinary Man’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Ilya S. Savenok Other than “Elvis,” there’s probably only one other first name in rock which when spoken by itself is shorthand for not just a musical genre but also an entire subculture. Of course we mean (cue echo and deep voice): Ooooooooozzzzzzzyyyyyyyy. At the beginning of the Seventies, Mr. John Michael Osbourne and his band Black… Read more

Raffaella: Alternative Pop’s New Ballet of Irony

Photo Credit: Facebook @rafflalala All musicians hope for a captive audience, but New York City native Raffaella Meloni – known professionally by just her first name – decided from a very young age that she wouldn’t bother waiting for volunteers. “I used to force my family to congregate in the living room, so I could use the ottoman as my stage,” she tells us in our exclusive phone interview, “[and] I’ve been singing to strangers… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: DeShonna Watson’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2019

#10. Kanye West – ‘Jesus Is King’ Love him or hate him! As controversial as they come, West’s ninth official LP had so much anticipation around it alone, he made you wonder just exactly what he was going to deliver this time around. But hey, it just wouldn’t be Kanye without a little drama, right?… Read more

Camila Cabello – ‘Romance’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Heather Hazzan For Variety Romance is the second studio album from pop singer Camila Cabello. Released on December 6, 2019, through labels Epic and Syco, Romance sets the stage for listeners and fans of the pop singer to dive into the depths of her personal life. The album covers the heart-gushing experience of… Read more

The Goo Goo Dolls – ‘Miracle Pill’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Bob Mussel When we think of celebrities that people typically like to do impressions of – Humphrey Bogart, Howard Cosell and John Wayne come to mind, just for starters – Dennis DeYoung is generally not one of them. Still, in a 1996 Saturday Night Live sketch, Will Ferrell played the former lead singer and keyboardist of Styx in a commercial parody for a fictitious album called Songs that Ruined Everything,… Read more

Gashi: The Phil Collins of Trap

Photo Credit: Daniel Prakopcyk Gashi, the self-proclaimed Phil Collins of trap music, is a New York based rapper known for his vulnerability in music and for his fashion sense. The African-born Albanian has struggled throughout his life to keep his family and himself afloat. Through music he’s been able to do that and more by… Read more

G-Eazy – ‘Scary Nights’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Bobby Bruderle G-Eazy started gaining popularity in 2014 but it wasn’t until 2017 when he began to blow up. That’s when the playboy rapper released his fourth album The Beautiful & Damned, featuring the hit track, “No Limit”. G-Eazy immensely grew his fan base using his cocky lyrics and from being known through… Read more