album review

Maggie Rogers has been making music in the public eye for over a decade now. Having gone viral in 2016 at an NYU showcase, in which she left producer Pharrell speechless with a demo of her song ‘Alaska,’ Rogers is no stranger to the music industry. Rogers’ third album Don’t Forget Me, introduces us to […]

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 […]

With the one-year anniversary of this EP approaching, I decided to analyze every track on this intricate piece of art. Christian Leave, an indie pop musician, has extended boundaries by providing a new perspective on heartbreak. In his EP, Superstar, Leave tells the story of someone trying to rekindle a faded spark while feeling inferior to their […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who are Inhaler? The four boys from Dublin are back to give the world more of their Beatles feel-good music vibe. Elijah Hewson, the frontman of Inhaler, is the son of Paul David Hewson, also known as Bono of U2. The “nepo-baby” makes it known that he doesn’t want to be under his father’s shadow. […]

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 […]

January 26 marks thirteen years since the release of Teen Dream, an album by Beach House that would later influence indie alternative bands to create similar music. Beach House consists of the duo Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, who met in Baltimore in 2004. Scally would refer to Legrand as his “musical soulmate.” Teen Dream […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Disguised as adult contemporary, better defined as sophisti-pop, The Blue Nile’s Hats is a synth-infused testament to hopeless romanticism and late night rides through the city in the back of taxicabs. Lushly and meticulously produced, each song is exactly what it needs to be. This is the kind of desperate heartache you can only find […]

Rising pop star Rina Sawayama released her second studio album Hold The Girl on Sept. 16, and it was the tiniest bit of a disappointment, although not all of it. Sawayama, who is known for catchy songs about capitalism and family problems, set out to make her album different than the rest of her discography. […]


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