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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: Neck Deep – The Peace and The Panic

Article by: Angelica Pasquali    If you haven't been jamming to Neck Deep since 2012, then it's the perfect time to expand your music horizon! This pop punk band just dropped their latest album, The Peace and The Panic! A very interesting album with a war-time mindset theme touching on a variety of

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

Album Review: Goldfinger – The Knife

Article by: Jason Robey   "Don't this a comeback song, because I've been here all along," John Feldman sings on the chorus of “Don’t Let Me Go,” from The Knife, the sixth album by punk rock group Goldfinger. While avoiding that word, this is the band’s first album since Hello Destiny, nine years

Album Review: Portugal. The Man – Woodstock

Article by: Jason Robey Featured Image Cred: Rolling Stone     Alaskan indie-rock band, Portugal. The Man, hold nothing back on their ambitious new album, Woodstock. Their eighth full-length studio album, their first since Evil Friends four years ago, treads heavily into experimental, psychedelic ground on each of the ten songs, while always returning

Album Review: 311 – Mosaic

Article by: Brian Toglia   After nearly 30 years of music, 311 seemed to have only scratched the surface of their musical creativity     Mosaic: (Adjective) composed of a combination of diverse elements. The definition of mosaic perfectly describes 311 as a band as well as the composition of their new album. The band has