Frank Turner Campfire Punkrock
4.5
07.31.15
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A#(Infinity) [Vinyl]
4.5
07.31.15
Tame Impala Currents
It took me a few spins to warm up to the new psychedelic meets disco floor sound and lack of guitars, but Currents successfully
creates a spacey, warm, and summery vibe that revels in memories of the past. Eventually is one of the band's strongest tunes to
date, with some delicious, fuzzy riffs to be found that are so sparse elsewhere and simple but effective lyrics. Lead single Let It
Happen is an 8-minute microcosm of what the bulk of Currents is about: danceable disco anthems laced with psychedelic
synthesizers and a palpable sense of nostalgia. It’s not Lonerism, but that’s not a bad thing, and they w
4.0
07.10.15
Beach House Depression Cherry
The single makes me stupid excited for this album... it's gorgeous. Aaaaand the full album is a wholly beautiful, hazy trip through
atmosphere and melody. The run time passes by in a flash despite, or perhaps because of the album's seemingly directionless and
lackadaisical approach to dream pop. As always with a Beach House album, the best word to sum up Depression Cherry is
ethereal. A great album for these hot and hazy summer nights.
4.0
07.09.15
Senses Fail Pull the Thorns from Your Heart
Holy balls... The new Senses Fail has arrived in full fucking force with Pull the Thorns From Your Heart. The
album rips and tears its way through the track list with a newly energized Buddy Nielsen heading the charge with his most
empowered and passionate performance on vocals to date. The guitars race through riff after riff and the bass and drums round
out the rhythm section with a rumbling and dynamic low end to fill out the aural assault. Sparse, but lovely bits of slower moments
with a hint of spacey shoegaze provide some breathing room at the right moments before lurching back into the breakneck pace
4.5
06.22.15
Refused Freedom
Before the shit storm of ridiculous low ratings begin flowing in because this isnt the The Shape of Punk
that Came, I feel the need
to give my two cents. Album is an absolute blast from start to finish and is definitely one of the most fun
and outright weird albums to grace my
speakers this summer. Experimentation is present in abundance and more often than not the groups age
and expertise lead to
successful songs that toy with a lot of genres and ideas. The album is gonna get ripped to shreds critically,
but then again so did
TSOPTC when it came out. Im just gonna be over here j
4.0
06.22.15
The Ongoing Concept Handmade
Band did some SERIOUS growing up between their last LP and this release. The overblown honky tonk dramatics are gone, or at least toned down to less laughable and outright cheesy quantities. The vocals, whether screamed or sung, dominate the album and provide a rollercoaster ride through one of metalcore's most promising young acts.
4.0
06.14.15
Between the Buried and Me Coma Ecliptic
More grooves, less riffs, and Tommy's theatrics on full display. It all comes down to whether or not you find them enjoyable.
4.0
06.12.15