CD Reviews


[Album Review] 5 Seconds of Summer – Youngblood

Like the Busted’s and Mcfly’s of the early 2000s, 5 Seconds of Summer’s sound and style has always been a calculated and consciously safe one. In implementing casual lyricism with playful melodic hooks, the direction taken by the Australian pop-rock quartet ultimately often boiled down to being as easily digestible and mathematically marketable as possible, […]


[Album Review] Floating Room – False Baptism

I remember the exact moment I realized I had completely fallen in love with moody, beautifully textured indie rock. Spending a long, bored night tumbling down the endless rabbit hole of the internet, I happened upon (of all places to realize this small epiphany) a Tumblr profile. Completely by chance and with little intention to […]


[Album Review] Other Americans (Self Titled) [EP]

It’s funny, the incredible effect of hearing something that immediately captures your attention from the very first second. There’s a sudden rigidity that holds you in place, an almost primal fear of what caught you, but the deep inhalation of breath and slight tingling down your neck alerts you to your own reaction: you are […]


[Album Review] Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic [LP]

According to the Oxford dictionary, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is “…a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world.” In the months that followed […]


LEX the Lexicon Artist – Raging Ego Review

LEX stuns in her new Raging Ego release. Read below for more: At some point in its short history, Hip-Hop became extremely diverse. Back in the day, that means the late 80’s and 90’s for our readers who call Wiz Khalifa a throwback artist, Hip-Hop success was largely limited to artists who had “street-credibility.” Sure, […]


[Album Review] Pusha T – Daytona

With just 3 albums in his discography since 2011, Pusha T is not one to consistently release new music, but when he does release an album it feels like a ceremony and makes an impact. His last album was released in 2015 and since then, fans have been hoping and dreaming of the day Pusha […]