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Album Review: Sleigh Bells – Kid Kruschev

Article by Andrés Alvarado   Under their own record label, Torn Clean, Sleigh Bells has released Kid Kruschev; a seven-track mini-LP packing quite the punch. With their last effort, 2016’s Jessica Rabbit, Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller took full reins of their creative ways by adding a tad more synths and

Album Review: Beck – Colors

Article by: Jason Robey Featured Image cred: Rolling Stone   Ever-changing veteran of alternative rock, Beck, released his much-anticipated eleventh studio album this week, proving once again that he can seamlessly take on a multitude of musical styles. Colors, one of the happiest and most danceable works in his catalog, is a stark

Album Review: Twain – Rare Feeling

Article by Andrés Alvarado   One of the sincerest albums of the year, Twain’s Rare Feeling, has fortunately made its way to us. Released via Keeled Scales, Rare Feeling is a lovely 9-track serenade to the very core of the human soul. Singer Mt Davidson, long admired by his peers within the

Album Review: Acid Tongue – Babies

Article by Andrés Alvarado   World, meet Acid Tongue! The duo of Guy Keltner and Ian Cunningham have previously released alluring EPs; however, Babies is their ticket to the big game. Distributed under the pair’s own Freakout Records, Babies is a 10-track journey of hallucinogenic surfs-up rock knitted to a suave baritone

Album Review: Barns Courtney – The Attractions of Youth

Article by: Andrés Alvarado   It’s been a long road for Barnaby “Barns” Courtney. His debut LP The Attractions of Youth finally arrives via Virgin EMI Records; roughly two years since releasing his first single “Glitter and Gold.” Hailing from Ipswich, England, this brash and explosive chap presents us with 13 tracks

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