Album Reviews

Drive North – SWMRS

Drive North – SWMRS

SWMRS were bred in the heart of the San Francisco Bay punk scene. In fact, drummer Joey’s father is none other than Green Day front man, Billie Joe Armstrong. With that kind of lineage, there was a lot expected from the quartet on their debut. […]

My Wild West – Lissie

My Wild West – Lissie

Lissie’s My Wild West is a very admirable, cute, and powerful mix of pop and soulful vocals while throwing in country twang. Right from the first listen of the instrumental that begins this album, you are hooked. As it picks up the pace, you know that there […]

This Is Acting – Sia

This Is Acting – Sia

Sia Furler has been a powerhouse in the game for years, both with co-writing and with her own music. When she wasn’t lending her pipes as a feature artist or writing for some of the biggest pop acts around, she was solidifying her place as […]

Death of a Bachelor – Panic! at the Disco

Death of a Bachelor – Panic! at the Disco

Brendon Urie may be the only member remaining in Panic! At The Disco, but his band has never sounded as complete as it does now. With Panic! At The Disco’s fifth full-length, Death of a Bachelor, Urie is firing off every weapon in his sonic […]

Eyes Wide Open – Sabrina Carpenter

Eyes Wide Open – Sabrina Carpenter

It’d be easy to write Sabrina Carpenter off as just another Disney girl with a voice, but that would be denying yourself the beautiful songs this upcoming indie-pop songstresses has collected over the past year. Her debut album, Eyes Wide Open, is as innocent as it […]

Future Hearts – All Time Low

Future Hearts – All Time Low

All Time Low’s sixth studio album Future Hearts is shaping up to be their best release yet. Even if you’re partial to So Wrong It’s Right and the earlier days of ATL, this album is impossible not to love. It’s been a few years since […]

Chaos And The Calm – James Bay

Chaos And The Calm – James Bay

2009 and 2010 were really big years for artists who swung towards the rock/country/soul route like Gavin DeGraw and John Mayer. Generally formulaic, but undeniably infectious, the love ballads brought to us by the most angelic voices once dominated everyone’s music library. We seem to […]

Summer Bones – Hit The Lights

Summer Bones – Hit The Lights

The current generation of music fans can barely hold their attention on one record or band for more than a week, which makes letting three years pass in-between albums a risky move – especially when your last one didn’t catch on all that well. But […]