album reviews.

The DAMNation of Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar‘s fourth studio album, DAMN., reflects the fragmented state of our nation and Lamar himself. Only a few hours before the release of Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated fourth studio album, TDE producer and frequent Lamar collaborator Mark Spears, known professionally as Sounwave, tweeted, “But what if I told you… that’s not the official version..” […]

Syd goes solo, released debut LP Fin

On Syd‘s solo debut, there is as much looking back as there is anticipating the future as The Internet frontwoman works carves her own musical path on a gripping R&B-infused effort. At first glance, Syd Bennett’s solo debut Fin exudes independence and seems to mark her official shift into a new path of her career. […]

Dirty Projectors return with self-titled LP

Working alone, Dave Longstreth opens a window into his newly single mind with his intimate and masterful new record. Dirty Projectors is a different album for a different Dave Longstreth, and a very different Dirty Projectors. As the frontman and main creative force, Longstreth considers his band to be an eclectic, ever changing musical reflection […]

ALBUM REVIEW: La La Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

La La Land Directed by Damien Chazelle Music by Justin Hurwitz Interscope · December 9th, 2016  Lit-ness Test: By: William Kast (Guest Writer) Musical theatre fans rejoice: you can stop talking about Hamilton with your relatives now. Yes, visionary director and jazz enthusiast Damien Chazelle’s La La Land is now at the top of every […]

First Impressions: Cherry Glazerr’s sophomore LP, “Apocalipstick”

Cherry Glazerr Apocalipstick Lit-ness Test*: *Out of 5 Dominic Yamarone gives us his take on the band’s upcoming release via Secretly Canadian Cherry Glazerr’s sophomore album, Apocalipstick, is a masterpiece of the modern DIY rock scene. Much more solid and put together than their debut release, Haxel Princess, this album will have you banging your head […]

WRBB’s Top Ten Albums of 2016

With 2016 (finally) coming to a close, it’s time to take a look at this year in music. It’s no question that 2016…sucked, but some great music was released this year and it’s time to honor those albums. The Media Team carefully chose 30 nominees (out of 80+ different albums) and narrowed those down to […]

Dr. Dog Releases Full-Length “Abandoned Mansion”

Dr. Dog Abandoned Mansion November 29th, 2016 By: Shannon O’Dwyer “Litness” Test*: *Out of 5 Dr. Dog has never been a band short of content. Since the release of their first official album, Toothbrush in 2002, Dr. Dog has produced a total of ten albums and four EPs. The group even quips about their quantity […]

Sad13 Releases Full-Length “Slugger”

Sad13 Slugger Carpark Records · November 11th, 2016 By: Caroline Smith “Lit-ness” Test*: *Out of 5 In her debut solo project under the name “Sad13”, Northampton native Sadie Dupuis explores a new genre: pop. Although she’s traditionally known for her work as the lead guitarist, vocalist, and lyricist of indie rock band Speedy Ortiz, Dupuis noted […]

Justice Releases Full-Length “Woman”

Justice Woman Genesis · November 18th, 2016 By: Parker Brown “Lit-ness” Test*: *Out of 5 Woman, the long anticipated third studio album from Justice, had the potential to redeem the French electronic music duo for the letdown of their sophomore LP, Audio, Video, Disco. However, the duo consisting of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay failed to live […]

The Japanese House Release “Swim Against the Tide” EP

The Japanese House Swim Against the Tide – EP Dirty Hit Limited · November 11th, 2016 By: Jillian Fliedner “Litness” Test*: *Out of 5 Amber Bain’s The Japanese House does not receive nearly enough attention, but her third EP, Swim Against the Tide, continues to establish Amber as an artist who deserves a long stay in […]

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