Album Reviews

Wannabe Reviews Timmy The Teeth’s ‘Ain’t That Bad’

In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews Ain’t That Bad, the new album from country rocker Timmy The Teeth, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):

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Jessica Lea Mayfield Makes Gut Punch of Hyper-Focused Pop Rock On ‘Sorry Is Gone’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

I deserve to occupy this space/Without feeling like I don’t belong,” sings Jessica Lea Mayfield on the title track off her new record Sorry Is Gone. It’s a gut punch of hyper-focused pop rock about ...

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JD McPherson Ignites Shades of Fats, Buddy & Little Richard On ‘Undivided Heart & Soul’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

JD McPherson doesn’t mess around. On the final song of his new album, he declares “Let’s get out of here while we’re young, we’ve worn out all the songs we’ve sung.” That’s an exaggeration of ...

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Cults Sound Justly In Sync On ‘Offering’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It’s been four years since we’ve heard from New York City duo Cults, and things have shifted a bit since their last release, 2013’s Static. Specifically, they’ve leveled things out, with both members of the ...

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The Replacements ‘For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986’ Proves Vital, Poignant & Enduring (ALBUM REVIEW)

Having languished in the vault for some three decades is a sonic picture of consistency the group rarely conjured up. Past a certain point in their career, concerts by the Replacements became a crap-shoot as ...

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The Church Reaffirms Faith Of Long Time Fans With ‘Man Woman Life Death Infinity’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The portentous tone of the title of the Church’s Man Woman Life Death Infinity is more than a little fitting and not just because it is the Australian band’s twenty-sixth studio album. With Ian Haug ...

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J. Roddy Walston and the Business Enter A New Band Chapter With ‘Destroyers of the Soft Life’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Not exactly fresh off the heels of their highly acclaimed 2013 release Essential Tremors (a triumph of headbanging southern rock and roll), J. Roddy Walston and the Business have certainly evolved with the much anticipated ...

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‘Mr. Brown-Eyed Soul’ Shows Soul Influence of Groundbreaking Act Sunny and the Sunliners (ALBUM REVIEW)

In the canon of American music, one of the most overlooked yet influential figures is the songwriter and bandleader Sunny Ozuna. Proudly Mexican-American, Ozuna and his band the Sunliners (previously known as the sunglows) cut ...

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Hughes, Bonamassa, Sherinian, Bonham Regroup As Black Country Communion For ‘BCCIV’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The supergroup era took full flight in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s when bands like Cream, Blind Faith and Crosby, Stills, Nash (and occasionally Young) showed the clear advantage of putting star names on ...

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David Crosby Molds Most Creatively Fulfilling Solo LP Yet On ‘Sky Trails’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

For a revered songwriter boasting a 50-year career and two spots in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, David Crosby hasn’t previously had a lot of songs to crow about — at least ones ...

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