Album Reviews

Chelsea Wolfe Offers More Dark Seductive Components On ‘Hiss Spun’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Our dark sorceress of winter has returned with her fifth official album, Hiss Spun. Chelsea Wolfe is a truly unique purveyor of gothic imagery and soul-baring songwriting that simultaneously rings the bell of impending doom. ...

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Josh Ritter’s ‘Gathering’ Wins With Intrigue & Ingenuity (ALBUM REVIEW)

With each of his previous albums — Golden Age Of Radio, Hello Starling, The Animal Years, The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter, So Runs the World Away and Sermon on the Rocks — Josh Ritter ...

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Metz Rock With Speed And Fervor On Near-Perfect ‘Strange Place’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It’s hard to believe that Strange Peace is only the third full-length record from the Canadian trio known as Metz. These noise rockers have been playing together since 2008 and have a live show that ...

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Christian Lopez Displays Rugged Sensibility Over Clarity & Confidence On ‘Red Arrow’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Weaned on Waylon, Willie, Johnny and Kris, Christian Lopez has been dedicated to making music since the time he was 15. He began outputting his songs five years ago and in that short expanse of ...

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Chris Hillman Makes Roots Gem On Tom Petty Produced ‘Bidin’ My Time’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Chris Hillman embraces his roots as fully and completely as his history on his new Tom Petty-produced album Bidin’ My Time. The recording is a virtual tour-de-force from the man who helped begin the Byrds, co-founded the ...

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Cut Copy Continues High Caliber Legacy With ‘Haiku From Zero’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Consistent musical quality and perpetual growth are the calling cards of the Australian electro dance wizard, Dan Whitford, of Cut Copy. Sailing into his fifth full-length album, Haiku From Zero, since forming the dance-centric quartet ...

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Wannabe Gets Nostalgic and Reviews The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ ‘Let’s Face It’

In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle mixes things up and gets nostalgic with a review of the seminal 1997 ska album Let’s Face It from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image ...

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Hiss Golden Messenger Wins Ears Again With ‘Hallelujah Anyhow’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Hiss Golden Messenger frontman and chief protagonist M.C. Taylor has always been drawn to a sound best described as a low cast kilter. It began with his tenure in San Francisco’s The Court & Spark, ...

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The Huntress and the Holder of Hands’s Debut LP ‘Avalon’ Is Not For Faint of Heart (ALBUM REVIEW)

When Dave Lamb of Brown Bird passed away in 2014, the loss felt so great and the future of the band felt so uncertain. Lamb’s bandmate and wife Morgan Eve Swain, finding herself a young ...

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Jon Langford’s ‘Four Lost Souls’ Straddles R&B and Roots Rock (ALBUM REVIEW)

Anyone lucky enough to bear witness to the beautiful, booze-fueled carnage that is a Waco Brothers concert can attest to frontman Jon Langford’s charismatic and ever unpredictable stage presence. Aside from giving notoriously uninhibited live ...

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