Tag Archives: Music review

Fourth time is not the charm for Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra has always changed its sound from album to album, from the delicate yet schizophrenic sounds of their debut to the strings and meaty production of “Simple Math,” and…

Austin rockers Ume craft masterful sophomore album

Expectations can be painful. Some albums build them to stratospheric heights, only to crush them in glossy production or selling out. Ume’s “Monuments” is not one of those albums.

Gambino’s sophomore album flops with childish yrics

A former star of the hilarious TV-show “Community,” Donald Glover seems like a funny persona. But after hearing about his ventures into rap music, my expectations were pretty low for…

Bastille’s electro-pop ‘Bad Blood’ not bad at all

Bastille’s debut album “Bad Blood” is a pleasing mix of electronic music with acoustic instruments, but in all honesty, the album would be just as good, if not better, if…

2014 set to become mind-blowing year in music

With fantastic releases from bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Nine Inch Nails, Sigur Ros and more, 2013 was a wonderful year for music. Now 2014…

Katy Perry’s album ‘Prism’ lacking in luster

Escaping Katy Perry seems near impossible. She’s everywhere, from little sisters dancing and singing “I got the eye of the tiger, fighter, dancing through the fire!” from Perry’s newest hit…