Album Reviews

Album Review: Frank Turner’s “Be More Kind”

At this point, I literally have no idea what to expect from Frank Turner.

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Album Review: Post Malone’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys”

I’ve made it no secret that I have issues with Post Malone. Hell, most of you probably have seen my review of Stoney where I panned the record for being flaccid, sloppily produced, excruciatingly performed, awfully written, and generally a complete chore to get through, or you’ve seen how he’s wound up on multiple year-end […]

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Album Review: Brothers Osborne’s “Port Saint Joe”

Oh, I was looking forward to this one – and for a nice change of pace, it didn’t look like it was just me this time around and that’s thrilling to see. And there’s really no mincing words about it: in the face of other country duos Brothers Osborne have surged to the forefront in […]

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Album Review: MGMT’s “Little Dark Age”

I remember vividly the last time I covered MGMT. Now most of you probably don’t – that was very early in my critic career on YouTube, before I even had a proper camera, and thus me taking a pretty lukewarm at best stance on a critical darling band got me a small but significant backlash… […]

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Album Review: The Wombats’ “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life”

I said there were a lot of albums coming out in February I was anticipating – and this is next up on the docket. And this might surprise some people, given that The Wombats don’t exactly have a sterling critical reputation. Oh, they won critics over in a big way with their debut A Guide […]

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Album Review: Franz Ferdinand’s “Always Ascending”

So okay, maybe it wasn’t a good idea for The Wombats to release their newest groove-heavy, sleek indie rock record the very same day as Franz Ferdinand doing a very similar sound…

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Album Review: Camila Cabello’s “Camila”

So there’s an unspoken and kind of uncomfortable truth about a lot of pop music: while it helps to have talent, if you’re in the right place at the right time with the right people, it doesn’t matter if you do or not, you’re going to find success. Hell, on average you’ll probably get even […]

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Album Review: Wolf Alice’s “Visions of a Life”

I’m not even sure where to start with this one – and if you saw my last Wolf Alice review, you’ll know why.

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Album Review: Bj√∂rk’s “Utopia”

So I’ve talked about ‘breakup albums’ before in this series, many of which stand as some of the most evocative and emotional records that an artist can make, delving into a relationship’s dissolution in real time and exploring the often complex situation to mine some sort of deeper meaning or closure.

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