album reviews

Reviews of albums old and new from iconic artists and up and coming musicians alike.

  • Miranieva Buen
    Published about a month ago
    'Oneiric'

    'Oneiric'

    Oneiric.
  • Tom Sturtridge
    Published about a month ago
    Angel Witch—'Angel of Light' (Album Review)

    Angel Witch—'Angel of Light' (Album Review)

    New Wave of British Heavy Metal legends Angel Witch have returned with their fifth studio album Angel of Light, their first album since 2012s As Above, So Below.
  • Tom Sturtridge
    Published about a month ago
    Simply Red—'Blue Eyed Soul' (Album Review)

    Simply Red—'Blue Eyed Soul' (Album Review)

    Simply Red have been a personal favourite of myself and my parents for many, many years. So, you could imagine my excitement when I heard a new album was on the way.
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published about a month ago
    WayV—‘Take Over The Moon’ Review

    WayV—‘Take Over The Moon’ Review

    Of all the artists that seem to ooze quality nowadays, few feel quite as polished as WayV. The septet—part of the wider NCT project—burst onto the scene in January with The Vision, before following it up nearly four months later with Take Off, an EP that helped establish the group as stars. Its lead-single, the titular “Take Off,” was a high-intensity blend of trendy trap sounds and distortion (most notably the gritty-sounding guitar), and is one of the year’s best; providing a welcome reminder of the talents these seven possess.
  • Philip Jancsy
    Published about a month ago
    Album Review: Kanye West—'Jesus Is King'

    Album Review: Kanye West—'Jesus Is King'

    First things first: This is not another commentary piece on the curiosities of Kanye West's life, but an honest opinion about his new album, Jesus Is King. I'm sure there are people who're better equipped to write about what Kanye's been up to lately, so that's not what I'm trying to do. But of course, Kanye is such a big character, that, maybe by design, it sometimes get's impossible to completely distinguish between his person and his artistic creations. So, full disclosure: I've been a Kanye fan for quite some time now. Maybe not the biggest fan, but I appreciate his musical talent, his unique character and the way he always tries to push boundaries.
  • teisha leshea
    Published about a month ago
    'Rhythm + Flow' Winner D Smoke

    'Rhythm + Flow' Winner D Smoke

    T.I, Cardi B, and Chance The Rapper have finally chosen a winner on Netflix's Rhythm + Flow. D Smoke from Inglewood, CA, displayed his artistry and experience on the line to ultimately create a lane of his own. This 10-part series pushes these artists to the test. From rap battles, collaborating with other artists, sampling another artist's music, creating a music video, and becoming a creative directive of your own award performance challenges a rapper's range and ability to adjust to different challenges. Being a Californian, I knew from D Smoke's first performance that he would be an artist to watch. My first reaction is that he would be the next Kendrick Lamar. The way he speaks, the messages in his music, and the visual of his videos all reflect the Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar. I fell into the crowd of wanting to compare D Smoke to another rapper. But what sets D Smoke apart from Kendrick Lamar is by playing the piano, guitar, and speaking fluently in Spanish.
  • Kacie Turton
    Published 2 months ago
    Ranking the Songs of Melanie Martinez's 'K-12'
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 2 months ago
    WINNER—‘CROSS’ EP Review

    WINNER—‘CROSS’ EP Review

    It has been just a little over five months since WINNER last graced people’s playlists with their chart-topping EP WE. A vibrant offering that dabbled in styles across the musical spectrum, e.g the acoustic-pop anthem “AH YEAH,” or the dark electro house stylings heard in “MOLA,” it was a release that cemented WINNER as a group that always shows consistency, and proved to the world that the group have plenty of tangible star quality.
  • Sammi Curran
    Published 2 months ago
    TXT Is the Future

    TXT Is the Future

    This group will be one of the brightest in K-pop
  • Kay Kindschy
    Published 2 months ago
    Waterparks Release 'Fandom'

    Waterparks Release 'Fandom'

    Fandom is Waterparks' third full-length studio album behind "Double Dare" and "Entertainment." It holds 15 tracks that fans were impatiently waiting for until it's release on Oct. 11.
  • That One Barista
    Published 2 months ago
    Rapid Ariana Movement

    Rapid Ariana Movement

    Ariana Grande is a household name, but how many songs do you really enjoy by her that are not as popular? Can you even name one that is not as popular as "7 Rings," "Thank U, Next" or "Boyfriend"? Well, I am going to give you ten songs to listen to that are MY absolute favorites that are not as popular as the ones you hear on the radio… because let’s face it, Ariana is queen.
  • Steven Shinder
    Published 2 months ago
    'Heaven & Earth'—Collecting Visions from the Other Side

    'Heaven & Earth'—Collecting Visions from the Other Side

    In early 2014, the Yes lineup of vocalist Jon Davison, keyboardist Geoff Downes, guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, and drummer Alan White recorded a new album. They reunited with Roy Thomas Baker, who had produced the failed 1979 Paris sessions. This seemed to be part of a pattern in which Yes revisited certain things from their distant past. After all, they had revisited material from the Drama era for their 2011 album Fly from Here, and they had done a 2013 Three Album Tour in which they performed Close to the Edge, Going for the One, and The Yes Album.