Album Reviews

Monsters of Folk Self Titled Debut Album Review

Just as basketball has its “all-star” team, music has its “supergroups.” Quickly taking reign in the supergroup ranks alongside The Dead Weather and Them Crooked Vultures, Monsters of Folk are quickly becoming of my favorite new bands. With their self-titled debut album featuring acclaimed musicians – Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, My Morning […]

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“White Water, White Bloom” by Sea Wolf – Album Review

Far from your basic instrumentals and utilizing just about every beautiful instrument known to man ─ from delicate piano keys, serene violins, soft flutes, and lovely cellos, the orchestra doesn’t stop there. Sea Wolf’s “White Water, Whit Bloom” is placid listening that summons powerful emotion through their climaxing instrumentation. At times you feel like your […]

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“Eskimo Snow” by Why? (Album Review)

A year and a half after releasing the acclaimed “Alopecia” LP, WHY? returns with their fourth album, “Eskimo Snow.” You won’t have any trouble making out Yoni Wolf’s honest lyrics in “Eskimo Snow.” With a sincere and at times detached voice, Wolf’s words roll off his tongue in an inviting manner where you just can’t […]

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Jump Clubb “The Love of No Dance” – Album Review

There’s been a lot of hype about Jump Clubb (Anonymous Band From Beverly Hills). I’m not quite sure who they are but I do know that I really enjoy the beats they’ve been spittin’ out. Their debut album “The Love of No Dance” dropped yesterday, Oct. 6, 2009 and its all sorts of good. Pushing […]

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Fool’s Gold Self-Titled Debut Album Review

In 2005 I spent a couple months in the luscious country of Brazil. Touring one exotic beach to the next I instantly fell in love with the celebratory, free-spirited ways of this beautiful country. Not to mention all the people there are quite the tantalizing eye candy. Los Angeles’ ensemble, Fool’s Gold, reminds me of […]

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“Do You Want Power” by The Ettes – Album Review

Continuing to draw intensity and suspense with their notable drum and guitar solos, The Ettes’ new album “Do You Want Power” stays true to their infectious ferocious sound, but have found a perfect balance of all things soft and those that tend to be a little rougher. Just like when it comes to performance under […]

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“Summer of Fear” by Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Brooklyn’s emotive indie crooner, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (MBAR) made quite the impression last summer with his self-titled debut album. With members of Grizzly Bear and TV On The Radio’s, Kyp Malone assisting in the creation, they’ve once again come through to lend their skills to his second studio album, “Summer of Fear.” Moving from […]

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“Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is Awesome!” Cool Music, For Cool Kids.

Want cool music for your kiddies? And no I’m not talking about Karen O’s “All is Love” for “Where The Wild Things Are.” Although I absolutely adore that song. When I first got the press release and album advance for “Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is Awesome!” I automatically thought it had something to do with […]

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"Why There Are Mountains" by Cymbals Eat Guitars – Album Review

Some people say indie rock is not made for head phones—that’s where the real test of indie music lies. Cymbals Eat Guitars – press play: “And the Hazy Sea” soars with guitars and edgy vocals. Then like a passing storm it drops into a subtle elegance of entwining instrumentation and soothing softness of front-man Joseph […]

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Don't Knock it Till I Rock It! New Album Releases!

This week brings us a slew of fresh tunes. Check out what’s hot and what’s not! “Live From Home” by Shudder to Think Apparently its been more than 20 years since Shudder to Think released their first single. I can honestly say I’ve never listened to this band hailing from the post-hardcore days of punk. […]

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