Album Reviews

Title: Life In The City Artist: Turkuaz Record Label: Electric Habitat Music Release Date: Sept. 28, 2018 Rating: ★★ One of my favorite ways to learn and talk more about music is by branching out a little bit to get out of my synthy-and-whispery-vocal comfort zone. In the BSR lobby, there is a bin of […]

Photo credit: bestproducts.com The Black Squirrel Radio Web Staff decided to put together a list of their favorite albums. Each staff member picked an album from the year they were born, the year they graduated high school and their favorite album ever to review. Kelsey Paulus Album from the year I was born- Kid A by […]

Title: This is Called Survival – EP Artist: Pressure Cracks Record Label: War Against Records Release Date: Jan. 10, 2020 ★★★★   Southern California has been an epicenter for some of the heaviest hardcore bands in existence.  This band upholds that statement with their latest effort. SoCal hardcore band Pressure Cracks have just recently dropped […]

Title: Dreamland Artist: Coin Release Date: February 21, 2020 Rating: ★★★★☆ Standout Tracks: Crash My Car, Valentine, Let It All Out (10:05) If there’s only one feeling Coin managed capture in their third album, Dreamland, it’s romanticism– a theme that was present in both of the band’s previous two albums, but really took the driver’s […]

Title: 20/20 Vision Artist: Anti-Flag Record Label: Universal Music Operations Limited, Spinefarm Records Release Date: January 17th, 2020 ★★★ Pittsburgh-based punk trio Anti-Flag dropped their 12th studio album 20/20 Vision on Jan. 17, 2020.  This is a change of pace from their previous release American Fall (2017) as it features different types of songs on […]

Title: Nothing Left to Love Artist: Counterparts Record Label: Pure Noise Records Release Date: November 1st, 2019 ★★★★★   The Canadian metalcore/melodic hardcore group Counterparts released their 6th full length this month, and it is one to be recorded in the heavy music history books.  This is a contender for Album of the Year (at […]

Title: In Darkness Artist: Varials Record Label: Fearless Records Release Date: October 11th, 2019 ★★★★   The Philadelphia based metalcore outfit Varials recently released their sophomore record In Darkness.  This album incorporates a much =-7ifferent sound from the precedent Pain Again, as the band is starting to truly find a sound that they are happy […]

Title: Pony Artist: Rex Orange County Label: Sony Music Entertainment Release Date: October 25, 2019 Rating: 4/5 It’s clear that bedroom-indie pop artist Rex Orange County has become confident enough to start experimenting with his music. His previous two albums remained safe behind a piano or guitar, but “Pony”, released on October 25, brings in […]

I like many other people on this planet had the intention of going to bed early on Thursday night, only to be thwarted by a Beyonce level release by Harry Styles. Thursday morning was met with a stream of mysterious billboards popping up around the world with the phrase “Do You Know Who You Are?” […]

  Album: Headspace Artist: levitation room  Label: Greenway Records  Release Date: October 4th, 2019 Rating: 3/5   It’s been over fifty years since the cultural phenomenon known as the “Summer of Love” and while the days of gulping acid and opposing LBJ’s war have passed, its vibrant sounds carry on. The L.A-based group, levitation room, […]


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