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album cover“It’s another extremely strong effort for McKenna, whose growing catalog is already known for its quality.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“…there’s a buoyancy to the music’s spirit, a lightness that’s evident even in the burnished bluegrass ballads, tunes where the harmonies and plucked strings combine into a sense of sweetness.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“While none of the songs on The Getaway play out as literal stories of Kiedis’ relationship, there is an underlying sense of heartbreak at the core of many of his lyrics.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“…the rhythms aren’t blues-boogie, they’re nimble funk-rock colored by a psychedelic sensibility that isn’t about chops but rather endless expansion.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“Produced by John Fields (The Beautiful Letdown, Nothing Is Sound, Oh! Gravity.) Where the Light Shines Through is a warm, robust album.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“Love Remains can be appreciated as a soothing bath but also rewards a close listen, a listen that reveals the deep feeling underpinning every track.” -Allmusic.com

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The Low Anthem: Eyeland

album cover“Coming in at just under 45 minutes, Eyeland is awash in ambient sound effects, from chirping birds to churning, synth-fueled vistas, which results in its most stripped-down moments…” -Allmusic.com

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Sam Bush: Storyman

album cover“The sequencing and care Bush put into cutting Storyman is obvious. Despite the long recording process, it feels holistic, immediate. Each song offers surprise. This album doesn’t merely reflect the joy of music-making, it doles it out.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“The album starts with a cluttered, uptempo rock-R&B hybrid and never really stabilizes after that, abruptly moving into one of a few ballads suited more for a pop-oriented R&B artist, later involving a contemporary country number seemingly written by an algorithm, and a triumphant Tye Tribbett-driven gospel belter, among other approaches.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“While you can certainly pick out some of the influences — a Billy Idol drumbeat here, a Smashing Pumpkins-esque guitar sound there — they are are used in unexpected ways on songs that would sound as good and as catchy if Murray and Cain simply played them on acoustic guitars.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“For the most part, Pronto Monto holds up quite well within the McGarrigles’ catalog and its return from the abyss of Warner’s vaults is a welcome event.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“Lyrically, themes of encroaching middle age and the contentment of family life provide much of the album’s emotional arc, and while it would be easy to accuse Bridwell of descending into the musical comfort zone that often gets unfairly labeled as ‘dad rock,’ he’s writing from an honest place about the life he’s living.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“Though performed in the studio rather than on-stage, much of Rehab Reunion has the same loose candor of a live album, even if it focuses on a very specific version of the Noisemakers.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“While case/lang/veirs doesn’t approach the greatness these women have managed on their own albums, it does offer more than a few beautiful moments they could not have achieved on their own.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“…it is a tribute to the Grateful Dead as sonic adventurers, pioneering new avenues into space and beyond.” -Allmusic.com

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Deerhoof: The Magic

album cover“Given the youthful wonder and spontaneity that drive their music — no matter how sophisticated their ideas and playing are — it’s an inspired concept.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“With its stream-fishing quantity of songs notwithstanding — 16 cuts, well over an hour in duration — Dress to Impress fulfills its intent.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“Blood, Sweat & 3 Years, the big-label debut from electronic production trio Cash Cash, is a celebration of the many facets of dance in the 2010s EDM era, from trap to tropical and everything in between.” -Allmusic.com

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Blink 182: California

album cover“The guys have grown up and the results are as catchy and enjoyable as anything they ever did in their youthful heyday.” -Allmusic.com

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Schoolboy Q: Blank Face

album cover“As a release born firmly in the age of streaming, playlists, and The Life of Pablo, it’s a sprawling album to argue about and examine.” -Allmusic.com

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