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For Today Wake feature

REVIEW: For Today – ‘Wake’

Artist: For Today
Album: Wake
Genre: Metalcore
Label: Nuclear Blast

Wake likely won’t convert any For Today non-believers, but long-time fans of the band’s middling metalcore sound should find themselves enjoying a sixth full-length addition to their FT library.

This …

Parkway Drive Ire

REVIEW: Parkway Drive – ‘Ire’

Artist: Parkway Drive
Album: Ire
Label: Epitaph

There is still hope for (hard) rock and roll.

Parkway Drive have long proven themselves to be an international force for the continued betterment of the hard rock and metal music scenes. Having …

run wild

REVIEW: Lydia – ‘Run Wild’

Artist: Lydia
Title: Run Wild
Label: 81twentythree
Genre: Indie-Pop, Rock

Lydia‘s music–from their debut album in 2005 to this year’s Run Wild–defies being put in a box. All five records aren’t given enough justice with an “indie rock” …


REVIEW: Bring Me The Horizon – ‘That’s The Spirit’

Artist: Bring Me The Horizon
Album: That’s The Spirit
Genre: Rock

Having cocooned themselves in the studio following a very successful touring cycle for Sempiternal, Bring Me The Horizon have emerged with a new sound and direction that is …


REVIEW: Rick Ross – ‘Black Dollar’

Artist: Rick Ross
Album: Black Dollar
Label: Maybach Music Group

Blurring the lines between albums and mixtapes, Black Dollar is the Rick Ross release fans have been waiting to hear.

The last few years have been wild for the leader …

Halsey Badlands feature

REVIEW: Halsey – ‘Badlands’

Artist: Halsey
Album: Badlands
Genre: Pop

Throughout my first listens of Badlands, I don’t know if I would call it an album in a traditional sense. Yes, albums take you through a variety of emotions even with a structure …


REVIEW: Eden The Cat – Live In A Basement Apartment

Artist: Eden The Cat
Album: Live In A Basement Apartment
Genre: Folk, Acoustic

The best music hits you like a drug. It rolls over your body with a sensation that can only be compared to the first drag on a …

Melanie Martinez

REVIEW: Melanie Martinez – ‘Cry Baby’

Artist: Melanie Martinez
Album: Cry Baby
Label: Atlantic Records
Genre: Indie-Pop

Your Halloween spooks are coming a bit early this year with a touch of addictive pop and powerful lyrics thanks to Melanie Martinez. The Voice’s third place …

miguel wildheart

REVIEW: Miguel – ‘Wildheart’

Artist: Miguel
Album: Wildheart
Label: RCA
Genre: R&B, Soul

Kaleidoscope Dream from 2012 set the bar very, very high for Wildheart. Grammy-award winner Miguel was on the verge of continuing to champion for the R&B/neo soul sub-industry alongside the …


Miguel’s New Album Demands To Be Your Sex Soundtrack

If you’ve found yourself on this page I assume it’s either because you love Miguel or, like so many people around the world, you enjoy regularly updating your sex soundtrack. Don’t be shy. We’re all friends here and the fact …

sudden suspension

REVIEW: Sudden Suspension – ‘There’s A Bigger Picture Here’

Artist: Sudden Suspension
Album: There’s A Bigger Picture Here
Label: Bad Timing Records

This is the sound of growing up.

For their third EP, Indiana natives Sudden Suspension have tasked themselves with encapsulating what it feels like to grow up …


REVIEW: Twenty One Pilots – ‘Blurryface’

Artist: Twenty One Pilots
Album: Blurryface
Genre: Pop, Rock

When Twenty One Pilots burst onto the national stage in 2013 with their major label debut, I’m not sure anyone knew quite what to think of the Midwest duo who have …

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