album reviews.

Sega Bodega releases a complicated yet compelling sophomore album

Sega Bodega Romeo NUXXE · November 12, 2021 Salvador Navarrete, otherwise known as Sega Bodega, recently released his sophomore album, Romeo. This 10-track album further explores Navarrete’s experimental electronica intermixed with pop and UK bass. The London producer’s first solo album, Salvador (2020), was an emotionally raw album, showing us a new side of Navarrete. […]

Pip Blom’s sophomore album, Welcome Break, comes up short

Pip Blom Welcome Break Heavenly · November 12, 2021 Welcome Break is the sophomore album of the Dutch alt-rock quartet Pip Blom. The quartet is led by a vocalist and guitarist of the same name and her brother, Tender. The siblings grew up listening to their parents’ British rock records and these influences are the […]

Silk Sonic’s debut album is a sexy blast from the past

Silk Sonic An Evening With Silk Sonic Aftermath / Atlantic · November 12, 2021 After much anticipation, Silk Sonic’s debut album An Evening With Silk Sonic is a funny and sexy blast into the past, bound to make any listener want to go out and dance underneath a glimmering disco ball. Performed by Bruno Mars, […]

CRAWLER is a return to form for IDLES

IDLES CRAWLER Partisan · November 12, 2021 2021 marks 10 years since British post-punk band IDLES released their first project, which was a self-titled EP in 2011. For the first several years of their existence, the band remained in relative obscurity, releasing EPs every few years up until their breakout debut album Brutalism in 2017. […]

Red (Taylor’s Version) is a genre-spanning success

Taylor Swift Red (Taylor’s Version) Republic · November 12, 2021 On her journey of reclaiming her music as truly hers, Taylor Swift has dominated many different charts with Red (Taylor’s Version). After having her music sold and therefore losing the masters of her first six albums, Swift began re-recording them, starting with Fearless and most […]

Snail Mail’s sophomore album is even more lush than its predecessor

Snail Mail Valentine Matador · November 5, 2021 Snail Mail is the musical project of singer-songwriter and guitarist Lindsey Jordan, who gained notoriety in 2018 upon the release of her debut album Lush, released a week before Jordan’s nineteenth birthday. Lush became a favorite among younger indie pop fans due to swelling instrumentals and passionate […]

Tasha crafts emotionally jarring artwork on Tell Me What You Miss The Most

Tasha Tell Me What You Miss The Most Father/Daughter · November 5, 2021 Chicago-born singer-songwriter Tasha’s newest release, Tell Me What You Miss The Most, is an album that, more than anything else, sounds comfortable in its own skin. The music expresses this unique emotion of collectedness and self-confidence, and it is from this place […]

Houndmouth returns to their roots with latest release Good For You

Houndmouth Good For You Dualtone · November 5, 2021 Houndmouth hails from Indiana, which explains their original jazzy, bluesy, folksy sound. It was with this sound that Houndmouth quickly gained popularity, eventually playing in big festivals and across the late-night circuit. But in 2018, Houndmouth traded in their banjos and harmonicas to reveal an entirely […]

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