album reviews.

Kings of Leon Release Full Length “WALLS (We Are Like Love Songs)”

Kings of Leon – “WALLS” Released on October 14th, 2016 “Lit-ness” Test*: *Out of 5   When I hear the name “Kings of Leon,” the first thing that comes to mind is their unexpected blowout in 2011 when frontman Caleb Followill walked off stage, heavily intoxicated and unable to finish their set at Dallas’s Gexa […]

Joyce Manor Releases Full-Length ‘Cody’

“Cody” – Joyce Manor Released on October 7th, 2016 “Lit-ness” Test*: *Out of 5 Joyce Manor, a band who has been gaining significant traction in the punk and emo genre, has returned with an emotional new album that demonstrates a maturation of the band’s sound in the last few years. Following the release of Never […]

Solange Releases “A Seat at the Table”

Solange – “A Seat at the Table” Released September 30, 2016 “Lit-ness” Rating*: *Out of 5 At the end of last month, Solange Knowles, Béyonce’s incredibly underrated younger sister, released her third studio album A Seat at the Table, which has become my record of the week. A beautiful album that has been unanimously well […]

Nicolas Jaar Releases “Sirens”

Nicolas Jaar – “Sirens” Released September 30th, 2016 “Lit-ness” Rating*: *Out of 5 Sirens, the sophomore album from widely-acclaimed electronic producer Nicolas Jaar, still has the immersive feel which is akin to his other works, but takes on a much more serious tone, grappling with the present issues in our society even if it lacks […]

Bon Iver Releases Highly Anticipated ’22, A Million’

Back from the dead winter of Eau Claire, WI comes Justin Vernon’s most realized work to date as Bon Iver explores a dense and intricate soundscape on his first release in 5 years. Criticism within the music industry is an inherent part of its existence – publications like Pitchfork and Stereogum have amplified the need […]

Thomston Releases Debut Full-Length ‘Topograph’

Some of us have been counting down the days until Thomston’s new album Topograph came out. Thomas Stoneman, the brilliant artist who goes by the name Thomston, has a way of making the moody melodies of his alternative pop music deeply entrancing. His soothing voice cuts through the songs in multiple layers, adding to the […]

Devendra Banhart Releases Full-Length ‘Ape in Pink Marble’

His first album released since “Mala” in 2013, Devendra Banhart returns to us to sing us into a warm lull with his new album “Ape in Pink Marble.” The album opens with “Middle Names,” a sleepy melody that has an intense longing disguised under its deceptively simple sounds. This lullaby continues into “Good Time Charlie” […]

Wilco Releases Full-Length ‘Schmilco’

Originally formed in 1994, Wilco is a veteran in the indie rock scene. While a lot of things have changed over the years, two things really haven’t: their alt-country vibes and their notoriously bad album names. Their new album released September 9th, Schmilco, is no exception. Although Schmilco still has their iconic country feel, there’s […]

Bad Suns Releases Sophomore Album “Disappear Here”

Bad Suns’ sophomore album, Disappear Here, was released September 16th, and it is definitely an album that can be listened to over and over again (which I totally have been doing). The album makes you question what decade the album was really released in, with both its 90s and modern vibe. Despite all of the […]

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