Posts Tagged ‘Album Review’

– By Chris Whitehead – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Let me start off by saying this is a much better album than their last LP Coaster. NOFX isn’t a band for everyone, but for those that have grown up over the last 25 years with them, you know what to expect. There’s well placed humor, Mike’s political and religious views, and a…

– By Austin Reed – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Critics and loyalists alike have been quick to deliver very polarizing reviews on French-based electro-funk forefathers Daft Punk’s latest LP, Random Access Memories. And it seems like a 50/50 split, either receiving venerated praise for igniting the revival of live-action dance m…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – RATING: “DON’T PUSH PLAY” Thirty Seconds to Mars’ fourth studio album, “Love Lust Faith + Dreams” is a minimalist effort and relatively similar to their “This Is War”. The album is entirely radio friendly which is why it is disappointing; not to mention, the lyrics are nothing new.  Avid f…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” A prominent contributor to the London folk scene, Laura Marling has just released her fourth full studio album Once I Was an Eagle. The artist’s first three records were met with critical praise, and now at age 23 her latest effort echoes the same poignant lyricism and…

– Ray Stephenson by Brandon Callies – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Ray Stephenson’s quiet voice comes through loud and clear on his newest release Freedom. For those that enjoy mainstream country music with a twist, this is the album for you. Freedom is laced with good songwriting, and there is an overall upbeat feel to the alb…

– By Brandon Callies – RATING: “DON’T PUSH PLAY” If there were a book of metal “dont’s,” OTEP would be the star. The band can’t seem to pull themselves out of the early 2000’s and seems to embody all that is wrong with heavy music. OTEP’s newest offering Hydra has no real dynamics. There is an overwhelming feeling of h…

– By Chris Whitehead – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Punk rockers Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, and Derek Grant have refined their signature sound on their 9th studio record My Shame is True, bringing back the raw aesthetic of their ’98 debut Goddamnit! while setting the standard for the next generation of punks.  The new album slam…

– The Phuss by Dustin Blocker – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” The Phuss’ brand of heavy is askew, ever so slightly from their contemporaries, as their macho swagger never tangles with their incisive sensibilities.  The Fort Worth three-piece burns through 31 minutes of slithering, seductive rock on their self-titled sophomore re…