Album Reviews

The Knocks – “House Party”

The Knocks – “House Party”

By: Ryan Smith “House Party” by the Knocks is the quintessential Friday night song. While the message of the song has the duo that is the Knocks discussing their fame and rise to it, the chorus of the song and the beat help bring it’s […]

Citizen – “As You Please”

Citizen – “As You Please”

By: Ryan Smith Citizen is an Ohio based band that gently blends post-hardcore and pop punk elements into their comfortable and accessible sound. Their newest album, “As You Please,” makes up for 2017’s “Everybody Is Going To Heaven” but doesn’t really stand out of the […]

Slotface – “Try Not To Freak Out”

Slotface – “Try Not To Freak Out”

By: Ryan Smith Norwegian based pop-punk band, Sløtface deliver their debut LP Try Not To Freak Out, with just about everything you could want from a 2017 pop-punk album. Warm reverb, a strong bassline, guitars with a comfortable edge to em and, smooth vocals with […]

Hollywood Undead – “Five”

Hollywood Undead – “Five”

By: Ryan Smith Starting up Hollywood Undead’s “Five” is the infectious “California Dreaming”. The fun sounding pop influenced track tackles not only both sides of California (glitz and glamour vs dreaded reality), but also tackles both of the aspects of stardom. In a similar track […]

10 Years – “(how to live) AS GHOSTS”

10 Years – “(how to live) AS GHOSTS”

By: Ryan Smith Being around almost 20 years means that you’ll go through changes as a musician- whether its sound, subject, or even genre. With 10 Years “(how to live) AS GHOSTS”, the group digs down to their roots while at the same time recreating […]

Knuckle Puck – “Shapeshifter”

Knuckle Puck – “Shapeshifter”

By: Ryan Smith It is very difficult to listen to “Shapeshifter” without immediately making associations to acts from whom the band draws significant influence, to include ’00-era heavies like Brand New, Taking Back Sunday and The Starting Line. Knuckle Puck delivers their pop-emo hooks with […]

Liam Gallagher – “As You Were”

Liam Gallagher – “As You Were”

By: Ryan Smith Not much can be said about the peculiar man that is Liam Gallagher. Fans of his previous work would know him as one of the members of Oasis, famed for “Wonderwall”, continuing as a member of the group when they became Beady […]

Syd – “Always Never Home”

Syd – “Always Never Home”

Released: September 7th, 2017 After releasing her debut solo album “Fin” early this year, Syd returns with more bass-heavy R&B songs about women on her new EP. Syd smoothly spits sensual lyrics over the duration of her trio of tracks. She introspectively explores relationships, often […]

Macklemore – “Gemini”

Macklemore – “Gemini”

By: Ryan Smith Going solo after a long period of having someone else be a big part of your life can be tough- whether it’s a relationship, a best friend, or in this case, a musical collaborator. His first solo album since 2005, Macklemore has […]

Hippo Campus – “landmark”

Hippo Campus – “landmark”

By: Matthew Jadlowski Hippo Campus’ debut album landmark is set to be released February 24. However, on Sunday, February 12, at The Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, the band had an in-store show and signing for the release of their album’s exclusive blue vinyl. The record […]