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.
Being As An Ocean 7.5
Being As An Ocean
Unconventional storytelling executed with semi-formulaic hardcore.
Kacey Musgraves 8.0
We find her in full form here, with an extremely accessible, high-quality, album that has the ability to win over fans of all sorts.
Versus The World 6.0
Everybody Is Going to Heaven
Their progression through the various stages of their lives has continued to be ripe with open-mindedness and a constant focus on the best way to express themselves, and it’s this that allows Everybody Is Going to Heaven to flourish to a greater degree than its contemporaries.
I The Mighty 9.0
With Connector, everything the band manages to do is beyond the scope of many bands within their genre commonly possess; something which shouldn’t be much of a surprise by now.
Summer Underground 7.5
The Bee Sides EP
Different musical approach, same at heart.
Adam Lambert 9.0
The Original High
Pop-star and American Idol runner up Adam Lambert has always been a bit left of center. His flamboyant style and angelic voice have garnered him quite the reputation and a massive base of loyal fans. After a stint fronting iconic glam-rock band Queen, Lambert is finally embracing his darker side on his third full-length album "The Original High" which is his first since departing from RCA Records in favor of Warner Brothers Records.
Well Kept Things 7.0
A hardcore album full of musical power, but lacking lasting power.
Like they’ve done in the past, mewithoutYou has put together complex and intricate record of an inexplicably remarkable quality.
Free Press Summer Festival 9.0
@ NRG Park
Sorority Noise 6.0
Sorority Noise deliver an thematically important follow-up to Forgettable.
Muse tips their hat to the past. 2nd Law may have left fans puzzled, but Drones puts the guitar back in the amp and forefront