March 5, 2016

I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It.
The 1975
Dirty Hit/Interscope

The 80’s have made an endearing comeback with a wide variety of acts ranging from the indie duo Great Good Fine Ok up to the princess of pop herself, Taylor Swift, mak...

October 29, 2014

Taylor Swift
Big Machine Records

“It’s a new soundtrack / I could dance to this beat / forever more,” proclaims Swift on the opening track “Welcome to New York” of her highly anticipated fifth studio album, 1989. Though an unmistakably “new” soundtrack for Swift (n...

August 22, 2014

Kris Allen
DogBear Records

“Maybe I’m lost, but at least I’m looking,” Kris Allen asserts on the track “Lost” of his fourth studio album Horizons. In his search, Allen has found a largely stripped-down, acoustic sound that marks a significant departure from his...

October 23, 2013

Tyler Ward
Tyler Ward Music

Tyler Ward is a talented young performer – there is no doubt about it. His achievements as a self-made YouTube star, music producer, and video director are achievements that many aspiring musicians can only dream of earning. However,...

October 21, 2013

Paradise Valley
John Mayer

John Mayer’s Paradise Valley continues where his 2012 release, Born and Raised, left off – if you thought Mayer may have returned to the pop sensibilities of Room for Squares or Heavier Things, you will be sorely disappointed. Ho...

October 20, 2013

Hunter Hayes (Encore)
Hunter Hayes

The “encore” edition of Hunter Hayes’ eponymous debut album, with a hefty 9 additional songs, is a much deserved re-release and should undoubtedly be a part of any Hunter Hayes’ fan’s collection, or the starting place for anyo...

October 19, 2013

The 1975
The 1975
Vagrant/Interscope/Dirty Hit/Polydor

The 1975’s eponymous debut album is a British, pop-rock gem akin to Ed Sheeran’s album “+” of two years prior. However, unlike Sheeran, The 1975 opts for a much more aggressive rock sound utilizing a unique combinat...

October 17, 2013

In a Tidal Wave of Mystery
Capital Cities
Lazy Hooks/Capital

Capital Cities’ duo Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian have been on the synth-pop music scene since 2009 releasing catchy, fun electronic singles (“Kangaroo Court,” “Safe and Sound”) that have nuzzled their way i...

October 16, 2013

I Love You.
The Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood’s debut album, I Love You., is a surprisingly dark, synthesized, and slower overall listen than what the preceding tonality of its lead single, “Sweater Weather,” would have led you to initially believe. The entir...

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