Code Orange 8.0
I Am King
The album wastes no time proving itself to you, branding your ears with eleven tracks that bring a much more doom and groove filled sound than their previous releases. This expansion of sound is breathtaking and immediately fulfilling as it wastes no time pulling you in.
Pipe Dream 6.0
Nothing exciting but still enjoyable.
The Kiffness 10
They construct soaring melodies that tower above you like skyscrapers and then bringing them crashing to the crowd when they decide to unleash a pounding blast of bass and kick drum.
Kris Allen 7.5
Refined songwriting and overwhelming positivity mark the latest album from Kris Allen.
New Medicine 5.0
Breaking The Model
I’d rather ignore the existence of this album than actually tell people that I really don’t like it.
AOF has an incredibly beautiful picture to be proud of, finding an incredible balance between aggression and melody.
The Golden Echo
Kimbra has a special presentation, using her creativity passionately in order to demonstrate her talents. The Aussie singer's sophomore album, The Golden Echo, definitely utilizes those traits. However, the album includes confusion, with musical similarities between most songs and a problem with its identity.
The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg
They disobey the pop music formula entirely and rather invent their own formula with the single goal of creating music that makes you feel alive.
Famous Last Words 9.5
Council of the Dead
Famous Last Word's newest release delves into dark subject matter with beautiful storytelling.
Ty Segall 8.5
Segall is a guitar wizard.
The Copyrights 9.0
Punk juggernauts never let up
What began as an acoustic EP, the band’s latest release, is a solid effort that is sure to please fans of the band.
He Is Legend 5.0
Riffs and gusto for maximum initial engagement, but fails to sustain
Iffy vocals aside, the tone of No Coast is not only great to listen to, but it’s also an important mark of Braid’s progression as a band.
Various Artists 9.0
The Garden State soundtrack serves as a uniquely personal and influential collection of songs, a perfect companion to his 2004 hit indie film.
Dirty Loops 8.0
Frnkiero andthe Cellabration 9.0
Frnkiero andthe Cellabration’s Stomachaches is exactly what the music scene needs: raw punk rock filled with poetry and emotion.
Sleeping Giant 7.5
Sleeping Giant expands their burning passion with an absolute inferno of an album.
Steady Hands 8.0
Brandy of the Damned
While it is sure to draw comparisons to Sean Huber’s work in Modern Baseball, this EP holds its own as a solid folk punk affair.
The Rosebuds 6.5
Sand + Silence
Despite an apparent lack of growth in their latest record, The Rosebuds still manage to shine through with their elegance and good taste.
Porter Robinson 7.7
Electronic music is moving to a new address. Worlds takes influences and displays a growing artist with an appetite for change
Head in the Clouds, Hands in the Dirt
With their debut LP, Aviator has joined the ranks of the emotional hardcore elite.
Every Time I Die 9.5
From Parts Unknown
Everything makes sense and works perfectly, a statement that accurately describes the career of the hardcore Buffalo boys.
Prawn’s third LP is a testament to the band’s full ability, putting them a step ahead of their peers in the “emo revival”.
The Griswolds 7.5
The Griswolds 'Impressive'-ly combines peppy indie pop tunes with deep messages in debut album.
Empire! Empire! I Was A Lonely Estate 9.3
You Will Eventually Be Forgotten
With unstoppable artistic force, Empire! Empire! separate themselves as one of the best emo bands of this generation.
Bishop Allen 8.0
Bishop Allen has come back stronger than ever and seem to be set on reviving the indie rock genre back to its original upbeat nature, yet melancholic nature.
Versus is a pleasant surprise, a fitting return, and the most complete album of Emarosa’s catalog.
Mind Equals Blown