Album Reviews

"Bible Belt" by Diane Birch – Album Review

“Bible Belt” by Diane Birch – The daughter of a preacher, this singer-songwriter has quite the lovely voice but I’m just not feeling it. Her debut album “Bible Belt” at times sounds like 80’s soft rock, a sound track for the “Thorn Birds.” I can’t deny that voice though, it’s amazing and she’s very easy […]

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“Dragonslayer” by Sunset Rubdown – Album Review

“Dragonslayer” by Sunset Rubdown – Wolf Parades’s co-frontmant/keyboardist, Spencer Krug has been keeping his musical pallet full with a colorful variety of bands. From the more widely known Wolf Parade, to Swan Lake, and Frog Eyes, his most active side project Sunset Rubdown has put out its fourth album “Dragon Slayer.” With his unique voice, […]

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“Hombre Lobo” by Eels – Album Review

‘Hombre Lobo” by Eels – Howling like a werewolf with a broken heart, front-man Mark Oliver Everett (aka “E”) and his band put out a stellar seventh album.  Eels’ “Hombre Lobo” is most definitely “12 songs of desire.” I couldn’t help but notice how almost every song is about a woman. I guess us ladies […]

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“Kitsune Maison 7” by Various Artists – Album Review

“Kitsune Maison 7” by Various Artists– The latest compilation from the French techno label features remixes of Phoenix, Autokratz, La Roux, and more. I love listening to music in different languages, especially when it doesn’t come off as some joke for pure amusement. Naturally I love track three, a remix of Phoenix’s “Lisztomania” (CLASSIXX Version). […]

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“Voltaic” by Bjork – Album Review

Bjork’s new album, “Voltaic” off Nonesuch was played non-stop on my iPod the past couple days. Filled with an awesome mix of eclectic beats and soundscapes, Bjork holds true to her avant-garde style for which we all know her for. Sifting you through different moods and emotions through out her strong, expressive vocals, you won’t […]

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“Ciao!” by Tiga – Album Review

“Ciao!” by Tiga – oh yeeeeah, now that’s what I’m sayin’! This shit takes me back to my high school rave days when Electric Daisy and Juju Beats were all the craze (Does that shit still go on?)! This kick ass Montreal DJ we know as Tiga, releases his second album with the help of […]

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“Transmitter Failure” by Jenny Owen Youngs – Album Review

“Transmitter Failure” by Jenny Owen Youngs – Do all Jenny’s have the same sweet voice? I totally dig Jenny Owen Youngs’ voice and the entire “Transmitter Failure” album. Definitely a chick album, but I’m sure you men that are secure enough to listen to and recognize good music would enjoy her delectable voice and words. […]

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“Solid Bond” by CIV Album Review

“Solid Bond” by CIV – Need something hard, fast and loud that takes you back to the days when punk was a blur and not some candy coated pop tart? Well it’s not quite Max Fish and CBGB’s blurry, but for circa 95′ CIV was still one of the most legit punk bands out there […]

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“Demonstration EP” by The Honey Brothers – Album Review

I’m usually not down for the “actor turned musician” thing, but in some cases it does tend to work (definitely not with Scarlett Johansson). Check this sweet new band out: The Honey Brothers features “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier on drums! Their new goods titled “Demonstration EP,” has a fun vibe to it with a ukulele […]

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Gossip – “Music for Men” Album Review

Hot damn! Looks like the Gossip teamed up with acclaimed producer Rick Rubin for their fourth album “Music For Men.” The album exudes a fun mix of discos beats, not too heavy on the electro, with a healthy punk presence. If “Fame” were to be brought back to the big screen (which I think it […]

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