The Velvet Underground’s self-titled LP turns 50

    The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground  MGM · March 1, 1969 On the fiftieth anniversary of their eponymous album, music fans should take a moment to appreciate their impact and legacy. Every once in a while, a band comes along who doesn’t receive much attention during their career, but gains an insane cult following later on. […]

    Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present… nothing new

    LSD LSD Columbia Records · April 12, 2019 It’s hard to get excited about this album when half of it has already been in your rotation since last November. After several months of delay, Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo have finally released their debut album as the super-group “LSD.” Clever hallucinogenic puns aside, the prospect of […]

    Modest Mouse’s ‘Good News For People Who Love Bad News’ turns 15

    Modest Mouse Good News For People Who Love Bad News Epic Records · April 6, 2004 Good News For People Who Love Bad News, the fourth studio album from Modest Mouse, was a departure from the group’s earlier work. Lead by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Isaac Brock, the band had just achieved critical acclaim for their previous […]

    Benny Sings sticks to what he knows on ‘City Pop’

    Benny Sings City Pop Stones Throw Records · February 22, 2019 Wanna see something weird? Look at Benny Sings’ career. The Dutch singer, songwriter and producer has been making retro pop since 2003, managing to smoothly transition from the artsy radio crowd to current young streaming audiences. You might recognize his stage name from his collaboration […]

    Watsky delivers lackluster full-length ‘COMPLAINT’

    Watsky COMPLAINT Self-Release · January 11, 2019 Although X Infinity felt bloated, COMPLAINT is an overcorrection. It’s good that George Watsky is still making music. The 32-year-old rapper, singer, and writer has been a creative force to be reckoned with for quite some time. Watsky got his start as a slam poet on the HBO original […]

    Kanye West’s ‘808s & Heartbreak’ turns 10

    Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak Roc-A-Fella Records · November 2008 Look, it’s difficult to talk about Kanye nowadays. Even as a card-carrying Kanye apologist I have to admit that he’s said and done things that are unforgivable. But this isn’t the time and place to hash those issues out. This isn’t a political think-piece. This is […]

    Twenty One Pilots release full-length ‘Trench’

    Twenty One Pilots Trench Fueled by Ramen · October 5, 2018 Tyler Joseph’s songwriting is as strong as ever, and Trench is backed with infectious hooks, varied production, and meaningful lyricism. The genre-bending duo Twenty One Pilots is back for their 5th studio album, Trench. Much like the duo’s previous LP Blurryface was a concept […]

    Noname perfects the blueprints for her lyrical style on Room 25

    Noname Room 25  Noname · September 14, 2018 If Noname continues to improve incrementally at this pace with every record, she’ll be the best rapper in the game in no time at all. “Maybe this the album you listen to in your car When you driving home late at night Really questioning every god, religion, Kanye, […]

    Mothers show considerable growth on their second LP

    Mothers Render Another Ugly Method Anti Records · September 7, 2018 Render Another Ugly Method sees Mothers experiment further with vocal distortion, poly-rhythmic instrumentation, and more cryptic subject matter. The worst fear of any artist coming off of a successful debut is a sophomore slump. In the case of Mothers, though, not only does the Athens, […]

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