Texas In July 8.0
If this is the new Texas in July then I’m excited for the future.
Sleepwave has succeeded in creating an album that is energetic and in many ways reminiscent of the hard rock sound of the late 90's.
Shayna Leigh 3.0
Hey Shayna Leigh
Shayna Leigh has courage. With only a few years of musical experience, her second EP, Hey Shayna Leigh, expands on previous success with the single, “Next to Me.” This new release packs a lot into just five songs, and for a solo, female musician, Leigh has filled the EP with a lot of passion.
Hostage Calm 9.5
Die On Stage
Hostage Calm set out to create a timeless record, and I believe they have achieved just that.
Between The Stars
Between the Stars shows a new direction for the band and a direction that I really like .
Death From Above 1979 7.5
The Physical World
It's as if Keeler and Grainger have been preserved in ice for 10 years - instruments included.
Jhene Aiko 8.5
A very introspective and honest look into an artist who has been through hell and back.
Karen O 6.5
A raw and personal look into Karen O's diary of love emotions
The Pierces 9.0
I live for female fronted music, especially when sensuality clashes with honesty, giving the material a slight edge and mystery. The Pierces, a sister psychedelic pop duo, have spent the last fourteen years making music. Their newest album, Creation, is my first venture into their particular brand of pop infusion, but, I have been completely swayed. These women have stated their terms and are running, full force with their creativity.
The American Scene 8.0
Details and deviation make <em>Haze</em> shine.
Amber Pacific 7.0
Amber Pacific returns with original lineup after hiatus in 4th studio album.
South Africa is inquiring if you're ready to fall in-love.
Tiny Moving Parts 8.5
An earnest sophomore record which shows more of the band than fans could ever think possible.
The Foxery 8.0
Out of all the post-hardcore releases that have graced my ears this year, Unless may be one of my favourites.
Indie rockers go heavy with the brushes in a search for artistic engagement
Ariana Grande 3.0
Just go listen to "Problem" on repeat for the rest of your life
Royal Blood 7.0
A drag down, gritty, and unforgiving foot tapper of a rock record
Maroon 5 7.0
Maroon 5 talks romance in fifth studio release.
The Color Morale 6.5
Hold on Pain Ends
The Color Morale definitely created an album that will make you cry through Hold on Pain Ends. I wouldn't call it my favorite, but it gets the job done.
Feed Me 8.0
@ The TLA
This show felt like a case of deja vu.
Invent, Animate 6.0
If anything, the album is mediocre at the most part yet still rather enjoyable if you want a good album to mosh to.
Ruu Campbell 9.0
There's a difficult task to finding proper folk music that shakes up your soul. Acoustic stylings are plenty, but songs one can truly emerge into are few and far between. But, British singer/songwriter Ruu Campbell has created an album that meets those soulful desires.
The Kooks 7.0
The only way to enjoy this album is with headphones, a quiet corner and couple of hours to spare.
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.
Mind Equals Blown