As I’m sure you’re noticed, I haven’t posted much lately. I’ve decided that I’m going to take a break from writing reviews. I don’t know for how long. But lately I’m had many things taking up my free time. I’ve been doing some really in-depth research to create some very specific Spotify playlists. I’ve been […]

Alabama Shakes silences their doubters on their second album Sound & Color. Since their debut album, the band’s skills have grown, taking them from being a throwback southern blues-rock band to… well something a bit more experimental but a lot more powerful. But while “experimental” has killed sophomore albums by many artists, Alabama Shakes took […]

On this day in 1985, Prince and the Revolution’s followup to the massively successful Purple Rain album was released with little fanfare. Prince had asked that Warner Brothers release Around The World In A Day with almost no announcement, no videos, and no singles. I can only imagine the shouting matches that must have taken […]

With their self-titled debut album, Dead Sara made a believer out of me. A believer that the the true fire of rock and roll is very much alive. From the sounds of their newest album Pleasure To Meet You., they were just getting warmed up. This album may have as well been named Dead Sara […]

Within my vast collection of music, one of my fetishes is the the 80s 12″ Mix. It really is a lost art form. Mainly because club DJs would want to keep the beats going, special remixes were pressed up since around the disco era where a song would be taken from its single length format […]

Big Data isn’t so much a band as a concept. A concept built around the technology we’ve developed closing in on us. There’s the good that instant access to information can give us, but of course there’s the downside – the isolation, the lack of physical interaction, and so on. The “band”, at least on […]

Marina Diamandis, or Marina and the Diamonds as she is professionally known, most likely for those that can’t spell, is back with her third album, FROOT. Last time around, with her concept album Electra Heart, Marina took on the persona of a pop princess superstar, singing songs that highlight both the facade and the reality […]

Saturday night, Almost exactly 30 years since the day my mom surprised me coming home from school one day with my first LP, Purple Rain, I finally got to see the man who more than anyone else is responsible for beginning my music obsession. Prince set the house on fire last night at the Louisville […]

The sophomore album – that event that spells out make or break for an artist. Imagine Dragons has now reached that second album, following 2012’s blockbuster Night Visions, an album that kept rock music in the pop charts when few others could. Of course having crossover success brings harsh criticism. It brings a whole new […]

Mr. Manson has returned with a ferociousness on his new album The Pale Emperor, following a hot streak and return to glory started with his last album, Born Villain. This time around he has new company. In fact, the band now only consists of Manson and two other people – both newcomers. First is multi-instrumentalist […]