Category Archives: Album Reviews


Ferrill Gibbs: Significant Trees

The main problem with solo musicians, especially singer-songwriters, is that people tend to forget them too easily. Words and notes bounce around in the collective mind until there is nothing…


Spoon: They Want My Soul

Strangely, the narrative surrounding Spoon’s latest album is that Spoon never really has a narrative. The reality is that Spoon has never dealt in any of the trite rock band…


Common: Nobody’s Smiling

The MC maestro, Common, has recently released a new album entitled Nobody’s Smiling, and let me tell you, it’s a doozy. Common has been one of my favorite rappers for…


Adebisi Shank: This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank

Irish trio Adebisi Shank follow up their sophomore effort This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank with, you guessed it, This Is The Third Album Of…


Grace Askew: Scaredy Cat

Memphis belle and former The Voice bombshell Grace Askew proves on her first full length recording, Scaredy Cat, that television talent show contestants aren’t necessarily disposable. As a critic it’s…


New God: Firework

Just as the namesake explosions announce the height of summer on Independence Day, New God‘s sophomore LP Firework might just be the pinnacle of 2014 pop. To be sure, the…


Bear in Heaven: Time Is Over One Day Old

Time Is Over One Day Old is Bear in Heaven’s fourth full length album and fourth consecutive album with an enigmatic name. The Brooklyn outfit has put out a steady…


The Lovers Key: Here Today Gone Tomorrow

Hailing from South Florida, The Lovers Key is made up of Christopher Moll and Maco Monthervil. Their debut Here Today, Gone Tomorrow fuses 60s pop-rock and soul. It’s Maco’s distinctively…


Alvvays: Alvvays

Being a millennial is tough. It’s hard to find time to meet guys on the subway in between all the debauchery and debating whether it’s too late to go out….


La Roux: Trouble in Paradise

Though I’m not sure how I feel about the general quality of 2014’s musical releases so far, I can say with certainty that there’s been some sad stuff. Many of…