Feed on
Posts
Comments

Category Archive for 'Rock/Pop'

Robbie Fulks: Upland Stories

“…Upland Stories is a reminder that the brilliance of Gone Away Backward was no fluke, and that in his mid-fifties, Robbie Fulks is only getting better, both as a songwriter and as a recording artist. Highly recommended.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

Read Full Post »

The Joy Formidiable: Hitch

“The Welsh trio’s third spin under the stylus, Hitch finds the Joy Formidable turning inward, but keeping the speaker cabinets aimed squarely toward the nosebleed section.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

Read Full Post »

Dave Mason: The Columbia Years

“There are excesses in every direction — sometimes the ballads get too sticky, sometimes the jams too slick — but that’s part of Mason’s appeal: he liked to sample everything he fancied and this is a good sampler of all those interests.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

Read Full Post »

Patty Griffin: Servant of Love

“Servant of Love is an album that needs a few spins to be fully appreciated, but it’s as sincere, heartfelt, and artful as anything Griffin has released to date, and if the form may seem elusive to some listeners, the content is powerful and satisfying, a reminder of why Patty Griffin is one of our […]

Read Full Post »

“Thanks to some high-profile guest stars, The Critics Give It 5 Stars can take the form of pleasing country-pop…” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

Read Full Post »

3 Doors Down: Us and the Night

“Despite its nocturnal title, Us and the Night is by many measures a brighter affair than Time of My Life…” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

Read Full Post »

Ray Lamontagne: Ouroboros

“Ouroboros is a deliberate work of album rock, something the songwriter concedes in a punchline-like lyric near the end of the closer: ‘Never gonna hear this song on the radio.’” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

Read Full Post »

Violent Femmes: We Can Do Anything

“Even when things get silly on We Can Do Anything, the silliness blows on by, headed toward a bit of revved-up folk or unexpected introspection, and those twists are what makes the album worth hearing.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

Read Full Post »

“The bookends are tracks that aim to be masterworks and fall just one step short, but everything in between is delightful, stunning, or both, making the album’s title less than one-tenth apt, and Macklemore & Lewis both emo under-promisers and Grammy-worthy over-deliverers.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

Read Full Post »

M. Ward: More Rain

“Within Ward’s canon, More Rain may not work overtime to distinguish itself, but like nearly all of his releases, it’s a companionable listen with a lot of craft hidden under its layers.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

Read Full Post »

“…Spalding — who also co-produced the album alongside legendary producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie) — builds the release largely around angular, electric guitar-rich prog rock, kinetic, rhythmically rich jazz fusion, and lyrically poetic pop.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

Read Full Post »

“As the title implies, it may take the 1975 a while to get to the point on I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, but when they do, the results are revelatory.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

Read Full Post »

Blur: The Magic Whip

“There are hooks, there are songs — songs that sink their hooks in slowly and fully, registering in the subconscious without notice — but it’s Blur claiming their status as an art-pop band, favoring texture and mood over wit and flash.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

Read Full Post »

Anvil: Anvil is Anvil

“Instead of worshipping the past, Anvil updated their vintage sound and made a thrash metal album that’s of its time rather than stubbornly anachronistic.” -ConsequenceofSound.com/Jon Hadusek Check our Catalog Listen Now

Read Full Post »

Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love

“Despite… internal tension, the first and lasting impression of No Cities to Love is one of joy, a joy that emanates from a group who realized the purpose and pleasure of being in a band during their extended absence.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

Read Full Post »

Drowning Pool: Hellelujah

“Considering the genre, the songs on Hellelujah are pleasing and fun, providing pounding, propulsive, no-frills, balls-to-the-wall mosh-pit metal.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

Read Full Post »

“…B’lieve I’m Goin Down… is an impeccably arranged album beneath its soothing, sleepy surface, with every element assisting in an illusion of deep, shimmering, and alluring melancholy.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

Read Full Post »

Shinedown: Threat to Survival

“…Threat to Survival proves that Shinedown still have plenty of gas left in the tank, and while the occasional foray into the shallower end of the mainstream may divide some listeners, there’s enough here to keep longtime followers satiated (and probably a little curious/nervous as to what the future holds) until the next ride.” -Allmusic.com […]

Read Full Post »

Shamir: Ratchet

“Ratchet is a fully realized, entertaining portrait of an artist who knows where he’s from and where he’s going.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

Read Full Post »

Grizfolk: Waking Up the Giants

“Led by Florida native Adam Roth and Swedish multi-instrumentalists Fredrick Eriksson and Sebastian Fritze, the California-based band’s aesthetic falls somewhere between Lord Huron’s high-desert expanse and the Killers’ jagged glitz.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »