Album Reviews

With the announcement of BTS’s hiatus, the seven members entered a period as official solo artists. Kim Namjoon, known by his stage name RM, was the third to have his solo debut with Indigo on December 2, 2022. I wanted to take the time to commemorate the album, as it’s my favorite from BTS’s official […]

There are few albums that resonate with me as strongly as Sampha’s debut album Process. We’re six years on from that record; three years on from the first time I pressed play on the project. Finally, Sampha Sisay – known for giving a voice to the musings of this generation’s biggest icons – has blessed […]

If you know of Omar Apollo, you see this man never has a bad song. His albums have taken a liking to more and more people as his fame grows. His last album Ivory was the cause of his sudden rise in popularity back in 2022. Mostly, known for his song “Evergreen (You Didn’t Deserve […]

If you hold me without hurting me, you’ll be the first who ever did – Cinnamon Girl by Lana Del Rey With Lana del Rey’s increased spike in popularity, I find myself revisiting her sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell! Fans and critics alike consider this album as one of her best. From the title […]

On September 8, 2023, Icelandic singer-songwriter Laufey released her second studio album, Bewitched. After listening to the album in its entirety, I’d describe it as a neo-traditional jazz tribute to love in all its forms. The themes of the album include self-love, appreciation for the mundane aspects of life, and the trials and tribulations of […]

With her last album, Planet Her, released in 2021, Doja Cat makes her grand re-entry into the music scene with her latest album release Scarlet. Dropped on September 22nd,2023, what felt like a long game of music snippets, ambiguous social media posts, internet trolling and a 360-degree aesthetic turnaround has come to a close. With […]

After a four-year hiatus, Mitski Miyawaki released two albums within two years. She released the first, Laurel Hell, in February of 2022. It garnered a lukewarm reaction from her otherwise dedicated fanbase. However, on September 15, 2023, the indie singer-songwriter updated her discography with a new album titled The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are […]

On Sept. 14, 1993, Morphine released their second studio album, Cure for Pain. Morphine was a band based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the 90s Radiohead, Pixies, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Pavement, and Nirvana were on the rise, creating a surge of alternative music. Morphine made alternative tracks with a unique twist.  In 1989, lead vocalist […]

Last Friday I made my way to the Houston Heights record store, Vinal Edge. Each visit has supplied me with unique additions to my physical media music collections. On this Friday though, I had one specific album on my mind. On April 7th, Asheville, North Carolina’s native band, Wednesday released their third studio album, Rat Saw […]

I am reviewing the newly released album Endless Summer Vacation and going through each song, from the lyrics to the instrumental. So let’s dive in!

An album can be good—sonically and lyrically good—but it becomes something great when it’s both good and it feels like it was made for you. Not just you, the current you. The starting-college, away-from-your-family-for-the-first-time, making-grown-up-decisions-and-grown-up-mistakes you. For me at least, I’ve found that album in Broken Social Scene’s 2003 sophomore record, You Forgot It In […]

Lil Yachty is back but in a different format. The return of Lil Boat after two years comes in the form of a new genre-bending album, Let’s Start Here. If you aren’t already familiar with the positive Atlanta flair that Lil Yachty brings, this album will offer insight as an adaptation to his previous self and […]

The genre-neutral band from Tennessee continue to prove themselves as the band we know and love, as they released their sixth album full of evolved sounds, rage, apathy and revelation. Paramore is known for being the female-fronted pop-rock band that features lead singer Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro. After going through […]

The history of rock and roll has seen many dark tragedies, both in the form of untimely deaths of important figures and in the form of neglect and disregard for musicians who’ve made significant contributions to the genre. Despite the impact these musicians had on the genre, they often go unrecognized or receive little credit […]

In 1969, psychedelic folk musician Jim Sullivan released U.F.O., his first album. Six years later, in 1975, he disappeared into the desert outside of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, never to be seen again. U.F.O. is an easy listen. It feels like driving your grandfather’s baby-blue Ford pickup out of town, into the scrubland until you […]

Joji, a Japanese singer-songwriter recently released his third album on November 4th called Smithereens. After listening to his album, I would consider it to be a tribute to his losses and triumphs in love. The album is divided into two sections with the first being his ballads while the other is labeled as lo-fi music. […]

On October 14, The 1975 released their fifth album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language. I’ve been a fan of The 1975 since my middle school Tumblr days, but I have to admit, this album differs just a bit from their usual pop rock sound. I prefer their previous sound, but I still enjoyed this […]

Momma – Household Name Album Review Momma made an expressive and heavy-toned album that swept the indie rock nation. The band members wanted to make a powerful punch into the rock scene, and they achieved just that with their newly released album, Household Name. Household Name was produced by Momma, an indie rock/alternative band from […]

This October was a big month for new music releases. Carly Rae Jepsen’s The Loneliest Time is one of the most notable albums. Jepsen’s sixth studio album is not only one of Jepsen’s best, but the best pop album of the year. The album takes visual inspiration from folk or western aesthetics, but is still […]

I have to be honest, I only heard of Big Thief a few months ago. But after a few listens, I’m completely obsessed. If you don’t know who the indie band Big Thief is, 1) they’re my new favorite band, and 2) they make music that makes you ache. If you’re looking for the best […]


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