album reviews.

Olivia Barton makes space to try with This is a Good Sign

Olivia Barton This is a Good Sign Snack Shack Tracks · November 4, 2022 Olivia Barton is an indie folk singer/songwriter from Orlando, Florida, now based in Boston after graduating from Berklee College of Music. This is a Good Sign is her sophomore album, in which she joins forces with producers Collin Pastore and Jake […]

Deadharrie releases another solid record this year in Florida

Deadharrie Florida Allicin Records · November 8, 2022 Deadharrie’s new record Florida comes right off the tails of the release of their third album earlier this year, Summoning. Upon initial listen, it became apparent that Summoning was not only one of the most sonically intriguing indie rock records to release this year, but had some […]

Joji broke my heart into Smithereens

Joji Smithereens 88rising and Warner Records · November 4, 2022 Japanese singer-songwriter Joji (also known as Pink Guy, Filthy Frank, or just George Miller) released his third studio album Smithereens (stylized SMITHEREENS). Though similar to the rest of his Joji-era discography, Smithereens has the specific vibe of a late-night breakup conversation. This album tackles themes […]

Cavetown’s worm food is a breakthrough 

Cavetown worm food Sire Records · November 4, 2022 In 2017, Cavetown aired his first livestream on Youtube. Amongst a bright lava lamp on his nightstand and posters behind him on the wall, he answered questions and performed songs for his fans. “Hello? Is this working?” the singer-songwriter-producer asked, looking for a response in the […]

Trouble the Water is a monotonous and boring listen

Show Me the Body Trouble The Water Loma Vista Recordings · October 28, 2022 New York-based post-hardcore group Show Me the Body recently released their third solo studio album, Trouble the Water. For the most part, their sound is consistent with their prior releases – heavy and dissonant guitar production, loud and booming drums, and […]

Smino’s in his groove on Luv 4 Rent

Smino Luv 4 Rent Motown · October 28, 2022 After a four-year hiatus, Smino is back with his third studio album, Luv 4 Rent. Released on October 28th, Smino describes the record as a concept album. It is a triumph of trippy flows and high quality production. Throughout the tracks, Smino covers themes of romantic, […]

Move over, 1989: Midnights is the new pop Bible

Taylor Swift Midnights Universal · October 21, 2022 A beautiful fusion of Taylor Swift’s unrivaled lyrics and pop perfection, Midnights is best described by Swift herself: “a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams.” She truly “meets herself” on this body of work, reflecting on […]

The 1975 brings the yearning

The 1975 Being Funny in a Foreign Language Dirty Hit · October 14, 2022 British band The 1975 always seems to mix the cynical with the pleasant. Lead vocalist Matthew Healy craves and yearns for love. The album lasts a short 44 minutes compared to their previous albums that tend to push over an hour. […]

Noah Kahan returns to his New England roots on Stick Season

Noah Kahan Stick Season Republic Records · October 14, 2022 Noah Kahan is a master of articulating some of the most intimate, uncomfortable thoughts we all have, but he also allows us to feel comforted by our darkness. His third full length album, Stick Season, fully captures this sentiment with a distinct New England folk […]

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