Category: Album Reviews

Album Review: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent

Masseduction is Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent)’s fifth studio album and follow up to her 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled album. The album opener, “Hang on Me,” includes a repeating call to another to “hang on me/ ‘Cause you and me/ We’re not meant for this world.” It’s an interesting introduction to ideas Clark addresses later ...

Mike’s Picks – Naked All The Time

A down-tempo, synth driven LP takes you back to a time you’ve never lived through.   This LP is a soulful mix between vaporwave and 80’s synthpop. At times it’s wistful and a bit moody, but one of the best things about it is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s like Sports constructed ...

Revisiting Broadcast’s Healing Psychedelia

Resting somewhere between dream pop and indie electronic, Broadcast is an English band consisting of Trish Keenan and James Cargill as its two constant members. In all senses, the group disbanded in 2011 with the death of Trish Keenan from complications with pneumonia and swine flu, though Cargill is said to be working on new ...

Run-On Sentence Reviews: Brand New – Science Fiction

This album is your brain vacillating between actively wanting to die and desperately needing to live, between getting dragged down in the murk and vaporizing the murk with an atom bomb, between burning slowly down to nothingness and exploding with the blinding white light of vitality, between offering itself to the god of Existential Dread ...

Album Review: “Humanz” by Gorillaz

Virtual band Gorillaz has been teasing everyone for a while now, steadily dropping singles, remixes, a VR music video for "Saturnz Barz", and an interactive app with exclusive Gorillaz content. Now, they have finally released their sensational album Humanz. It's a tragic, dystopian concept album that wants you to dance until the world comes crashing down.Humanz began ...

Album Review: “Young” by Overcoats

Young, the debut album of New York-based band Overcoats, is being released April 21st, just before National Record Store Day. Overcoats is comprised of Hana Elion and J.J. Mitchell, who both write and sing for the band. Their brand of music is difficult to put into a genre, shifting from folk to pop to electronic, all ...