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Creeper – ‘American Noir’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Haris Nukem Creeper was formed in Southampton, England in 2014. From the beginning, Creeper created a type of rock that could be, and is occasionally, described as horror punk. Now, for me, if you aren’t from Lodi and you don’t have a one-rep max over 250 on the bench, you aren’t a horror… Read more

The Beatles – ‘Get Back’ Documentary Review

Photo Credit: Disney+ In 1963, the same year that the Beatles first became a phenomenon in the UK and Europe, Kurt Vonnegut published the novel Cat’s Cradle. In the book, the protagonist ultimately discovers that the founder of the religion that he follows devoutly is, and always was, just a man. This is sort of the feeling… Read more

Majid Jordan – ‘Wildest Dreams’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Laith Al-Majali In 2013, Majid Jordan – the Canadian R&B duo comprised of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman – had the sort of breakout opportunity most artists can only dream of; being featured on Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” – a top 5 global hit that’s now been certified platinum in… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Richard John Cummins’ Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2021

#10. H.E.R. – ‘Back of my Mind’ R&B vocalist, rapper, and guitar virtuoso are not a trio of hats which are typically worn on the same head, at least not until Back of My Mind, the spectacular twenty-track debut album by Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, better known as H.E.R. (that’s pronounced “her” – make note of that, as… Read more

Walk the Moon – ‘Heights’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Grant Spanier If you have ever heard of this Ohio-based indie pop band before, it is likely thanks to their 2014 smash hit single “Shut Up and Dance” from their Talking Is Hard album. Their following release What If Nothing lacked a new irresistible hit single to boost their sales and went largely unnoticed by both critics… Read more

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

Photo Credit: Beth Garrabrant Given half the chance, most of us would probably like to completely erase the memory of 2020; a year of illness, upheaval, and isolation. For Taylor Swift, however, the year could hardly have gone better (at least from an artistic perspective). Her indie-folk lockdown albums Folklore and Evermore earned her the critical acclaim that had… Read more

Elton John – ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Gregg Kemp Earlier this year, Elton John and Lil Nas X came together to collaborate on the song “One of Me” (they also came together to record an ad for Uber Eats; a disappointing exercise in corporatism by two stars who’ve become known for subversion, but that’s beside the point). The collaboration –… Read more

Brandi Carlile – ‘In These Silent Days’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Neil Krug Brandi Carlile, an artist who’s generally considered a folkie but also shows leanings towards both country and rock, has been impressing an increasingly large following ever since her 2005 debut. Her seventh studio album In These Silent Days is another powerful and heartfelt collection of original songs that will no doubt continue her… Read more

Third Eye Blind – ‘Our Bande Apart’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Third Eye Blind via Facebook The stakes for the seventh album of San Francisco quintet Third Eye Blind are pretty low; it’s been over two decades since the band scored their last major commercial hit and unlike fellow ’90s stars Alanis Morissette, Brandy, and Liz Phair, they haven’t built up anticipation by waiting… Read more