Monthly Archives: May 2018

Album reviews 5/30/18

Trapt- DNA: Time for some angry white bois. This is basically what you would expect from a Trapt album, which is helpful, since you’re going to know whether or not you like it ahead of time! 6.5/10

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Album reviews 5/29/18

Young the Giant- Home of the Strange: I’ve had some good experiences with these guys in the past, and this is a perfectly fine example of what they can do, if nothing to write home about. A few decent track … Continue reading

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Album reviews 5/27/18

The Screaming Jets- Chrome: I’m brought back to the late 80’s, when hard rock was trying to decide if it wanted to become alternative or not. This has a real classic sound, and while nothing really stood out at me, … Continue reading

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Album reviews 5/26/18

Blossoms- Blossoms: A very solid indie rock group with a methodical, chugging sound. Like, this is just music that will getcha where you’re goin’ to. There’s a bit of British alt in here, too. Maybe gets a little samey toward … Continue reading

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Album reviews 5/25/18

Biffy Clyro- Ellipsis: Geez, 2016 was a busy year for Scottish bands! Anyway, good punk rockers with some solid alternative thrown in atop lots of energy. That said, this wears out its welcome after a while, but I’d definitely listen … Continue reading

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Album reviews 5/23/18

Paul Simon- Stranger to Stranger: “Werewolf”, the opening track, reminds us in a big way that, while Paul Simon is a rightfully venerated artist given his time as half of Simon & Garfunkel, he also wrote “You Can Call Me … Continue reading

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Album reviews 5/22/18

Fatherson- Open Book: Something of a classic UK alternative sound tempered by modern indie sensibilities. There’s even something of the folk rock movement that seems to have petered out not so long ago, and their singer is really good at … Continue reading

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Album reviews 5/21/18

ABC- The Lexicon of Love II: A classic New Wave band is back with a… sequel to their very first album from like thirty years ago? Huh! It’s a decent enough pop album, with a lot of languid string section. … Continue reading

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Album reviews 5/20/18

Bob Dylan- Fallen Angels: Another musician who just won’t quit. This is an oddly soft album, slow and contemplative, not at all what I think about when it comes to Dylan. Oh, duh, it’s probably because these are all covers … Continue reading

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Album reviews 5/19/18

Mike Posner- At Night Alone: “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” was a pretty surprising radio hit, so I definitely wanted to listen to the album it came from. (The mention of Avicii made me sad.) Of course, since the … Continue reading

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