Mark Grondin

Album Review: Scorpion by Drake

Hey folks, are you sick of Drake yet? Or are you well past that point and are just sick of people complaining about being sick of Drake? Or have you reached the point where you’ve just accepted Drake in the same way you do the movement of the tides and the stars, that once a […]

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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: 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: First Aid Kit’s “Ruins”

Can you believe it’s been four years since the last First Aid Kit album? Can you believe it’s been a decade since they first gained a bit of virality with that Fleet Foxes cover on YouTube before becoming the sort of folk act that can move a truly surprising amount of units – seriously, the […]

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Album Review: Fall Out Boy’s “M A N I A”

We all knew this was coming. Ever since ‘Young & Menace’ was released failed to notch any real success, we all that sinking feeling of exactly what Fall Out Boy was going to do with this album, and when it was delayed from mid-September of last year to now…

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Album Review: Anderson East’s “Encore”

There’s a part of me that thinks it’s a little ironic that only days after releasing my top ten best hit songs of 1967 I’m now talking about Anderson East in 2018, and if you saw that list and my lengthy discussion surrounding white people cribbing from black music, you might see why.

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