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Album Review: The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful

Article by: Andrés Alvarado   The boys of Vegas are back at it. After a five-year hiatus, The Killers hand us Wonderful Wonderful; the fifth installment to their already storied discography. Musically, the new effort is lavishly glitzy and glamorous, truly symbolic of the band’s hometown. Lyrically, Wonderful Wonderful ventures into opaque

Album Review: Sløtface – Try Not to Freak Out

Article by Andrés Alvarado   Norwegian pop-punk rockers Sløtface seem like a low maintenance, party-hard and kick-ass bunch. If their debut LP Try Not to Freak Out is any indication, they're substantially more. Brimmed of crunchy and catchy hooks, clever coming-of-age tales, and vigorously loud drums, Try Not to Freak Out is

Album Review: Neil Young – Hitchhiker

Article by: Jason Robey   Neil Young fans rejoice, as the ten songs he recorded 41 years ago, with just an acoustic guitar and his voice, have finally seen the light of day. On August 11, 1976, Young and his producer, David Briggs, entered the Indigo Ranch Recording Studio in Malibu, CA. Young

Album Review: Jake Bugg – Hearts That Strain

Article by: Andrés Alvarado   With his 4th album Hearts That Strain, youngster Jake Bugg has seemingly drifted away from that brash persona that appealed to many and made his music noteworthy. While change is not a terrible thing, it is difficult to do it right. Jake Bugg’s new album has plenty

Album Review: Queens of the Stone Age – Villains

Article by: Andrés Alvarado   The release of Queens of the Stone Age’s seventh LP Villains just made the race for Album of the Year a little more interesting. This time around the Californian quintet, helmed by Josh Homme, tapped producer Mark Ronson (Adele, Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars) to assist in

Album Review: PVRIS – All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell

Article by: Courtney Drake Featured Image Cred: Emma Swann   PVRIS, an alternative band hailing from Boston, finally released their highly anticipated album All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell on August 25th. In late April of this year, the band ghosted their social media account and deleted all of its

Album Review: Dale Crover- The Fickle Finger of Fate

Article by: Steven Principato   Despite Dale Crover’s life long career as the legendary powerhouse behind the Melvins drum-kit, among countless other acts including Nirvana, It’s a rather surprising fact that The Fickle Finger Of Fate (Joyful Noise, 2017) officially breaks Dale as a first-time solo artist. (I gather the Dale Crover

Album Review: Upright Man (Self-Titled Debut)

Article by: Jason Robey   New York City rockers, Upright Man, just released their self-titled debut album. The album consists of ten genre-bending songs, nodding to the band’s wide variety of influences. The album’s opening track, “Elysia,” bursts out of the gate with a riff reminiscent of material from Led Zeppelin’s Houses of

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