The Fray 8.0
The Fray releases solid, surprisingly more upbeat album while still keeping their original style.
La Dispute 9.0
Rooms of the House
La Dispute's style of music is exactly what made me fall in love with them and these beloved elements have been showcased again in their third studio album Rooms of the House.
Demon Hunter 8.0
Demon Hunter do what they do best
Bombay Bicycle Club 4.5
So Long, See You Tomorrow
While there may be a track or two that I find enjoyable, the album as a whole has too many pitfalls and continuity issues for my taste.
A Wilhelm Scream 9.0
One of punk's favorite bands comes blasting back onto the scene
Die Without Hope
Band releases album. Album is good.
Silversun Pickups 9.5
The Singles Collection
Silversun Pickups compilation reminds fans of why they're freakin' awesome.
Pharrell Williams 6.0
G I R L
I am torn between being completely repulsed and totally enamored by Pharrell Williams' second, solo studio album, "G I R L." I'm biased, because he's multi-talented, attractive, and rocks a sweet, awkwardly shaped cowboy hat, but I have too many mixed feelings about "G I R L" to filly appreciate it.
Real Estate 7.5
Atlas is a prime example of a man trying to make sense of the changing world around him, and the anxieties that grow from a future uncertain.
Matt Pryor 7.5
Wrist Slitter is actually a celebration. The music is a resurgence of his days with The Get Up Kids, and the underlying tones seem to come from a place of self-security only fitting for the “Confidence Man.”
Johnny Foreigner 9.0
You Can Do Better
Tigerish vocals jangling guitar melodies, pulsating bass lines and an ADHD kid on the drums.
American Authors 7.5
Oh, What A Life
American Authors deliver energetic indie pop album that is the definition of 'cool.'
Schoolboy Q 8.0
Great release from TDE gangster Schoolboy Q
Alarms and Controls 4.5
Alarms and Controls’ debut album Clovis Points unfortunately has more lows than highs.
No Stranger 8.0
Onward is one of those EPs that just showcases the genuine talent of the artist.
Prepared Like a Bride 8.5
Prepared Like a Bride have set a new standard with Overcomer
St. Vincent 9.0
Annie Clark didn’t think outside of the strange little box that is now owned completely by her, but she refined and perfected every little thing that we knew and loved about her music
Daisyhead/Have Mercy 7.0
Maybe I built this split up a bit too much in my own head, but I would be lying if I didn't say I was surprised by the final product here.
Comeback Kid 9.5
It's a comeback and a damn fine one at that.
Joie De Vivre & Prawn 8.5
"...what a split should be and it's a breath of fresh air for both band's catalogs."
Beck, with his newest release and twelfth studio album, "Morning Phase," takes an acoustical persona and dominates the genre.
Better Off 7.5
(I Think) I'm Leaving
It may not establish itself as a classic, or break ground as a shaker, but the 11 tracks show a knack for composition and intangible confidence beyond what is expected of a debut album.
On a musical standpoint, Crisis is everything but a crisis.
The Hotelier 9.0
Home, Like Noplace Is There
A stunningly powerful record that will most likely not be matched this year
Nina Nesbitt 9.0
he album leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy on the inside but at the same time you’ll also feel mildly melancholic.
The Dollfins 8.0
I'll Do What You Want Me To
he Dollfins present you with what can only be described with as garage punk with a feminine attitude.
We Are The In Crowd 8.0
A catchy, versatile effort that helps We Are The In Crowd separate themselves from the crowd.
The Albatross We Keep
The EP has a very mellow feel to it that includes both cohesiveness and a story within each track.
Mind Equals Blown