Thursday, November 14, 2019
the almost fear caller

Aaron Gillespie is at the height of his powers on new Almost LP—review

Remember that time, say, 10 years ago when Aaron Gillespie left Underoath to start a new band? While he started doing the Almost and Underoath at the...
babymetal metal galaxy

BABYMETAL free us from guilty pleasures on ‘METAL GALAXY’—review

So, you’re an unapologetic pop (K-, J-, dark-, other) fan. Maybe your fingertips are horribly punctured from all the sewing of patches on your heavy-metal battle jackets...
the devil wears prada the act

The Devil Wears Prada refuse to play it safe with ‘The Act’—review

After announcing The Act, the Devil Wears Prada said the new album would be pushing the boundaries of their sound, and they’ve done exactly that. Although a...
Interrobang

Bayside harness all of their strengths with ‘Interrobang’—review

For those unaware, the interrobang is a specialized punctuation device. The mutant hybrid of a question mark and exclamation point articulates a way of delivering a query...
issues beautiful oblivion

Issues remain as inclusive as ever on ‘Beautiful Oblivion’—review

Following a lineup change, dealing with being broke and struggling with self-doubt, all eyes were on Issues as fans eagerly awaited their return to the scene. With...
Tegan and Sara Hey I’m Just Like You

Tegan And Sara recollect teenage love with ‘Hey, I’m Just Like You’—review

It’s true that Canadian indie-pop band Tegan And Sara are experiencing the pinnacle of their musical career. Most first became aware of the Quin sisters in 2014...
the early november lilac

The Early November transform ‘Lilac’ into a storybook—review

“Perfect Sphere (Bubble),” the first track off the Early November’s newest LP, Lilac, hits listeners with immediate and hypnotic vocals paired with a poetic piano part that...
of mice and men earthandsky

Of Mice & Men celebrate 10 years with melodic ‘EARTHANDSKY’—review

In 2009, Of Mice & Men made their presence known in the metal scene with a ripping cover of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.” Transforming the song, they...
blink-182 nine

blink-182 made ‘NINE’ a pop-punk record for the next generation—review

In 2011, blink-182 bassist-turned-superdad Mark Hoppus joined a panel of punk pillars in the cast of The Other F Word. The documentary showcased the lives of rock...
sleep on it pride and disaster album

Sleep On It turn pain into art with ‘Pride & Disaster’—review

There are many who believe pop punk has been played out. Nowadays, there seems to be an expectation to push the genre where it’s never been while...

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