Category Archives: Album Reviews

The Soundmen, The Soundmen

Tweet I’m not going to lie, at the first traces of synths and ’80s disco in The Soundmen’s self-titled debut EP, I nearly abandoned ship. I wasn’t ready for round…

Foster The People, Supermodel

Tweet There are two types of people in the world. One: those who say they have rocked out to Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” in their cars with the…

Tycho, Awake

Tweet Scott Hansen, also known as Tycho, creates immersive, down-tempo electronica soundscapes that are as dreamy as they are expansive. Think wide open spaces — think waking up to find…

Eli Young Band, 10,000 Towns

Tweet The Eli Young Band, named after their most distinguished aspects, Mike Eli (vocals) and James Young (guitar), have recently released their fifth studio album, 10,000 towns. Each one of their…

Radiohead Albums: Worst to Best

Tweet  8. The Kings of Limbs (2011) 6 a.m.—time to get up. A cup of coffee steams on the ledge beside my desk. I prepare for the day ahead as I wander…

Real Estate, Atlas

Tweet At this point in their career, I was not expecting much from Real Estate. Their first two albums, Real Estate and Days failed to grab my attention in any…

Wake Owl, The Private World of Paradise

Tweet When I choose to review Wake Owl’s first full length album, I had no idea what I was in for. The Private World of Paradise is like nothing else…

Schoolboy Q, Oxymoron

Tweet I’ll admit it, I hate album reviews. They’re usually done very soon after an album’s release, which makes them feel rushed. Most of the time, my opinion of an…

Snarky Puppy, We Like It Here

Tweet What do the musicians for Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and Justin Timberlake have in common? Snarky Puppy. When Snarky Puppy won their very first Grammy Award last month for…

St. Vincent, St. Vincent

Tweet Annie Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, is losing her mind, and I love it. Ditching her signature brown hair for curls of the metallic, old…