Posts Tagged ‘New Album’

– By Austin Reed – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” First things first: When it comes to Kanye West, inference is useless. Over the span of his six-album tenure, the gamut has been run with little left overlooked. Inaugural full-length The College Dropout launched in 2004 just as quickly as West could remove himself from the hospit…

– By Brandon Callies – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Black Sabbath fans can breath a collective sigh of relief. The band is back with their original lineup (minus Bill Ward) and new album 13,  and they are making it count. 13 is very reminiscent of early Black Sabbath. The band kicks off like a juggernaut with “End of the Beginn…

– 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 Brandon Callies – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Paramore’s creative take on mainstream music makes them a mainstay in the eyes of their fans and the music industry. Big choruses run rampant on the band’s new self-titled release. Hayley Williams’ words and melodies soar, in a manner that would make Freddie Mercury proud, on…

– By Brandon Callies – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Ours revisits their early sound on their new record Ballet the Boxer 1, and it’s a welcome homecoming. The band has kept their fans waiting since 2008’s Mercy, Dancing For The Death Of An Imaginary Enemy for a new release, but the wait has not been in vain. The album starts wi…

– 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…

– By Chris Whitehead – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Venomous Rat Regenerator Vendor is the most powerful full length from Rob Zombie since 98’s Hellbilly Deluxe.  With the B-rated porn and horror film soundbites the record harkens to original White Zombie. The additions of guitarist John 5 and drummer Ginger Fish to Piggy D’s t…