Tag Archives: album review

John’s Brown Shoes, Colorblind

        I have had the pleasure of watching this band grow from the first show where the members were all petrified on stage and asking for my…

Robin Thicke, Paula

With his seventh studio album released on June 30, Robin Thicke is out to woo a very special lady: his ex-wife. Naming the album after her and having every song…

Miniature Tigers, Cruel Runnings

With three EPs and a fourth full-length album recently released, Miniature Tigers play Russian roulette with the ghosts of relationships past, but in the most loving way. Cruel Runnings is…

Parquet Courts, Sunbathing Animal

“Most freedom is deceiving / If such a thing exists,” claims Parquet Courts. And yet, toward the end of “Sunbathing Animal,” Andrew Savage’s trademark blurt-singing voice declares (at the rate…

Conor Oberst, Upside Down Mountain

Conor Oberst has a brilliant way of evoking youth, only without the pimples and living with your parents. That’s not to say that Oberst’s music is youthful in the hyper-conscious,…

Ghost Beach, Blonde

The name for a band has never been more appropriate than for this group. Ghost Beach’s songs have a way of staying with the listener well after they’re over, as…

Coldplay, Ghost Stories

As the wise Neil Sedaka tells us, breakin’ up is hard to do. A rift in personal affairs is hard whether you’re Taylor Swift with her bitter break-up ballads, Ben…

Ingrid Michaelson, Lights Out

According to Friends, everybody gets a freebie list of celebrities they are allowed to have an affair with regardless of their current relationship status. In my life, everybody gets a…

Lily Allen – Sheezus

 The pop star from across the pond graced our shores with her third studio album last week titled Sheezus. Giving a not so subtle nod to every award shows worst nightmare, the…

The Afghan Whigs, Do to the Beast

Though I’m not a fan of bands being reincarnated, it sometimes makes me happy when they are. The Afghan Whigs broke up in 2001 for what seemed like good, due…