Music Reviews

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By: Conor Battles   Title: Rocket Artist: (Sandy) Alex G Label: Domino Records Release Date: May 19, 2017 Rating:     Alex Giannascoli’s real-time maturation has been one of indie rock’s most rewarding and fascinating threads to follow in the last few years. Following the unfortunate setback of a legally-required stage name change – from the […]

By: Dyan Reynolds Title: Humanz Artist: Gorillaz Record Label:Parlophone, Warner Bros. Release Date: April 28, 2017 Rating:        Everyone’s favorite virtual band is back, delivering 26 (that’s a lot!) new songs on their fifth studio album Humanz.  Among those 26 tracks are several of the year’s best pop tunes and a ton of excellent […]

By: Conor Battles   Album: All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ Artist: Joey Bada$$ Label: Cinematic/Pro Era Release: April 7, 2017 Rating:   Joey Bada$$ has carved out an enviable niche for himself in hip-hop. The torchbearing figurehead of New York’s boom-bap revival has emerged as one of the genre’s eminent traditionalists, extolling the virtues of “real rap” in the face […]

By: Reid Smith Title: Young and Menace Artist: Fall Out Boy Record Label: Island Records Release Date: April 27th, 2017 Rating:       In a tweet sent out Friday afternoon, Fall Out Boy told followers to “get lost in the chaos w/ “Young and Menace””, their first single for their upcoming album Mania, that’s […]

By: Mikala Lugen Title: Ghost In The Bottle Artist: Kitchen Dwellers Record Label: Independent Release Date: April 21st, 2017 Rating: Friday, Kitchen Dwellers released their second studio album Ghost in the Bottle. This is the band’s first studio release since their self-titled album produced four years ago. The bluegrass fellas celebrated their 11-track album debut […]

By: Conor Battles Album: DAMN. Artist: Kendrick Lamar Label: Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope Release: April 14, 2017 Score:     There was never any second album, and that’s a good thing. The odyssey of DAMN., Kendrick Lamar’s fourth LP and the followup to 2015’s lauded To Pimp a Butterfly, began with the surprise drop of “The Heart Pt. […]

By: Brandon Bounds Image courtesy of wikipedia.com Artist: The Chainsmokers Album: Memories…Do Not Open Record Label: Disruptor Records/Columbia Records Release Date: April 7, 2017 Rating:        The Chainsmokers’ debut album is finally out! The iconic duo has had some big summer hits, including “Roses” and “Closer.” This time, they brought their fans a full-length […]

By: Conor Battles Title: Pure Comedy Artist: Father John Misty Label: Sub Pop Release Date: April 7, 2017 Rating:       There is a very simple way to observe the evolution of Father John Misty since 2015’s I Love You, Honeybear. The first words out of Josh Tillman’s mouth on Honeybear is the musical equivalent of sweet […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Title: LA DIVINE Artist: Cold War Kids Record Label: Capitol Records Release Date: April 7, 2017 Rating:        California-based rock band Cold War Kids has been around for thirteen years now.  That time has seen the group release six albums, undergo a few lineup changes, and fluctuate in hype and popularity. […]

Artist: Wavves Album: V Label: Ghost Ramp Release Date: Oct 2nd, 2015 Rating:     From collaborating with Cloud Nothings, starting a pop trio called Sprit Club and calling out Kings of Leon on Twitter for ripping off a song title of his, Nathan Williams has kept himself busy since Wavves last release in 2013. […]


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