Category: Album Reviews

The Beach Boys – 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow

The Beach Boys – 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow

[Capitol] A decent amount of quality music was recorded in 1967, including The Beach Boys’ albums Wild Honey and Smiley ...
Jay-Z – 4:44

Jay-Z – 4:44

[Roc Nation/UMG] This year, for the very first time, hip-hop has overtaken rock music as the biggest genre in the ...
Big Star – The Best of Big Star

Big Star – The Best of Big Star

[Concord] Big Star should have been as big as The Beatles but a lot of bad luck intervened. The outcome was ...
Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Arcade Fire – Everything Now

[Sony] As far as salivating in anticipation with starry eyes and very anxious comportment goes, any new Arcade Fire release ...
All Time Low – Last Young Renegade

All Time Low – Last Young Renegade

[Fueled by Ramen] “Please turn on some bad music”, said no one ever. All Time Low’s new album, Last Young ...
Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory

Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory

[Def Jam Recordings] This isn’t a Vince Staples album in the vein of the other Vince Staples albums. Let’s get ...
Phoenix – Ti Amo

Phoenix – Ti Amo

[Glassnote] Making a follow-up to 2013’s Bankrupt! (easily in the top 50 albums of the decade for me) was never ...
The Drums – Abysmal Thoughts

The Drums – Abysmal Thoughts

[Anti] For the fourth Drums record, frontman (and now only remaining member of the original lineup) Jonathan Pierce jumped ship ...
The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini – The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini

The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini – The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini

[Rough Trade/Remote Control] Probably best known for her 2009 hit ‘Jungle Drum’, Emiliana Torrini is a former member of Icelandic ...
alt-J – RELAXER

alt-J – RELAXER

[Infectious Music] Strong singles, clever musicianship and an awkward, unsuccessful attempt at genre change saturates alt-J’s third studio album RELAXER, ...