Billboard Hot 100 Festival (Day One) 8.5
@ Jones Beach Theater
Dillon Francis 8.5
This Mixtape Is Fire
Carly Rae Jepsen 7.0
Jepsen gives us a tightly packed, calculated effort, that is deeper than anything we may have seen from her in the past.
Saint Asonia 5.5
Miss May I 6.0
Deathless neither moves the needle forward or backward, but it's an honest depiction of where Miss May I currently stands.
Maggie Trapani 6.0
Life of a Perpetual Quitter - EP
New indie-pop singer-songwriter releases thought-provoking debut EP.
The Escape 6.5
The Mark We Leave Behind
New Politics 5.0
We find the band trying to balance poppy and rambunctious, with the results fun, yet uneven.
Dark Sermon 7.0
Love it or hate it, this album is certainly a work of art. It makes a statement. Undoubtably, some will not appreciate that statement, but Dark Sermon likely isn’t worried about that.
Neck Deep 5.0
Life's Not Out To Get You
Neck Deep's latest full length is appealing on the surface, but lacks depth in more ways than one.
Summers Last Stand Tour 8.0
@ PNC Bank Arts
Teenage Time Killers 3.5
Greatest Hits Vol. 1
One would assume that when rock super group Teenage Time Killers released their debut album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, it would be a hit, right? Sadly, that's not the case.
We Came As Romans 6.0
We Came As Romans
A movement away from the metalcore mold comes with some shortcomings.
Foreign Tongues 8.0
Fragile As Said, Before.
Foreign Tongues are breaking the mold and setting new standards with their debut album, Fragile,As Said Before., in which they get sentimental and heart-wrenchingly honest with impressive conviction.
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 6.0
@ PNC Bank Arts Center
Vans Warped Tour 8.0
PNC Bank Arts Center
Tragedy Will Find Us
While promising at times, the latest effort from Counterparts falls far short of anything too special.
X Ambassadors 7.5
X Ambassadors releases musically and lyrically powerful first major label album in 'VHS.'
Jonathan Tea 7.0
His first album Coming Home offers listeners a peak into his mind, sometimes scattered and overwhelming, but purposeful and meaningful as well.
Tame Impala 8.0
It’s similar enough that existing fans know what to expect, but diverse enough that there is plenty to discover and enjoy.
Various Artists 6.0
Paper Towns: Music from the Motion Picture
Yeah, the soundtrack is a pretty nice listen, but it feels kind of special too.
Run Forever 7.0
Run Forever look to the future with their most mature-sounding release to date.
Somewhere in the Sierras
"Franzino is no stranger to creating advanced, technical arrangements...and it absolutely shows that he knows what he’s doing and that he’s doing it incredibly well."
Ghost Key 6.0
The Things I Am Not
This EP is a solid set of decent hardcore tracks that, while not setting the band apart from the other strong bands in this scene, proves their ability to put up a fight.
August Burns Red 9.0
Found In Far Away Places
One of the genre's best outdo themselves once again.
Hilary Duff 7.0
Breathe In. Breathe Out.
Former teen queen Hilary Duff makes her return to music with a slew of insanely catchy dance-pop hits.
Wavves x Cloud Nothings 7.0
No Life For Me
This collaborative effort showcases the immense talent of both musicians involved, however, it falls short of being the complete package.