Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Front Bottoms take a huge creative risk on ‘Going Grey’

The Front Bottoms Going Grey ROCKS LIKE: The Hotelier, Depeche Mode, LCD Soundsystem WHAT'S DIFFERENT: In short—a lot. While 2015’s Back On Top expanded the quirky New Jersey band’s sound...

Sworn In’s ‘All Smiles’ a post-modern art piece

Sworn In All Smiles FILE UNDER: Extra Emo Noise-Core ROCKS LIKE: Botch, Chelsea Grin, My Chemical Romance WHAT'S DIFFERENT: With openly emotional noise, Sworn In deliver a cohesive sound that surpasses...

New Found Glory give fans a different sound to enjoy in new album

New Found Glory Makes Me Sick FILE UNDER: Pop-punk icons ROCKS LIKE: All Time Low, State Champs, Waterparks WHAT’S DIFFERENT: NFG’s ninth LP is a decidedly more robust affair than 2014’s...

Andrew McMahon captures honesty and urgency in ‘Zombies On Broadway’

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness Zombies On Broadway Andrew McMahon's music has always had strong ties to California, in the form of vibrant characters (the pot-selling lesbians in Jack's...

Against Me!’s ‘Shape Shift With Me’ is rewardingly experimental and occasionally disjointed

Against Me! Shape Shift With Me Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Against Me!’s 2014 career-defining masterwork and the best punk LP of the decade, was an album about inflection points, a...

Somos expands in all the right ways with sophomore album ‘First Day Back’

Somos First Day Back Michael Fiorentino’s thoughtful lyrics and signature vocal tone would make any Somos release worth a listen, but the band expand in all the right ways...

It’s time to pay attention to Fearless Vampire Killers with their new mini-album ‘Bruises’

Fearless Vampire Killers Bruises On Bruises, Fearless Vampire Killers abandon their fantastical proclivities to examine life’s secrets and darkness. Playing down their previous polarizing pomp, FVK deliver an honest, captivating...

twenty one pilots ramped up everything on ‘Blurryface’ (Review)

twenty one pilots Blurryface For the follow-up to 2013’s Vessel, multi-directional pop princes twenty one pilots ramped up everything, from new influences to the number of producers (four) to the...

On Mariachi El Bronx’s ‘III,’ punches are pulled

Mariachi El Bronx III When word was received that members of the Bronx were going to incorporate synthesizers and electronics into their vehicle for indigenous Mexican music, eyebrows were...

Sworn Enemy – Living On Borrowed Time

Sworn Enemy Living On Borrowed Time The majority of reviews you’re going to stumble across regarding Sworn Enemy's new album will include some amount of commentary about the band’s...

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