Category: CD Reviews

CD Review: Will Kimbrough- Sideshow Love

CD Review: Will Kimbrough- Sideshow Love

[ 0 ] April 5, 2014 |

By Al Kaufman Like his friends Todd Snider and Hayes Carll, Will Kimbrough is a man who can tell a magical story about everyday people doing everyday things in four minutes or less.  Sometimes the story is funny, sometimes it is sad. Sometimes it is both. But it is always insightful. It is always clever […]

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CD Review: “Tomorrow’s Hits” by The Men

CD Review: “Tomorrow’s Hits” by The Men

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014 |

By: Rosie Judd Tomorrow’s Hits may not be the most original record from Brooklyn’s The Men, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not packed full of ear candy. This record provides a great balance of pop sensibilities, garage-rock boogie and classic rock homages. Opening with the jangly, minor-key rocker “Dark Waltz”, Tomorrow’s Hits immediately puts you […]

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Local Spotlight: Sarah Michaud “More Than Ordinary” EP Review

Local Spotlight: Sarah Michaud “More Than Ordinary” EP Review

[ 0 ] February 19, 2014 |

Written By: Patrick Moffett The tried-and-true story of love: from the elated highs down to the devastating heartbreaks and the customary torching of past memories, it will never retire from the songwriting world. Love songs are invariably there for us, from a tear-soaked crutch and the indignant middle finger, to the celebration of true love […]

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Bombay Bicycle Club “So Long, See You Tomorrow”, Out Now!

Bombay Bicycle Club “So Long, See You Tomorrow”, Out Now!

[ 0 ] February 4, 2014 |

By: Rosie Judd The fourth album from Bombay Bicycle Club, “So Long, See You Tomorrow” offers a new view of this UK indie-pop group. Known for reinventing themselves on every album, their latest work offers a cohesive electro-pop experience steeped in loops, beats, lush instrumentation and soaring vocal arrangements. The 4 years since their last […]

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CD Review: Bruce Springsteen, High Hopes

CD Review: Bruce Springsteen, High Hopes

[ 0 ] January 14, 2014 |

By: Emily Jackson  Bruce Springsteen’s newest compilation of songs sounds like a sonic scrapbook of sorts. That’s because it is. For his eighteenth album, the Boss has taken his most recent years of touring, reinventing and sometimes writing and corralled them together under the wishful title “High Hopes.” The album officially came out today, January […]

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CD Review: People’s Blues of Richmond, Good Time Suicide

CD Review: People’s Blues of Richmond, Good Time Suicide

[ 0 ] December 22, 2013 |

By: Emily Jackson  A sip of PBR evokes images of sticky dive bars, red bandanas, ironic mustaches and hazy Instagrams. Its nostalgia-inducing white can (and, let’s face it, its affordability) has made it the drink of choice for the thrift store combers, the facial hair groomers, the tattooed and the irreverent among us. Another Great […]

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CD Review: Billie Joe + Norah, Foreverly

CD Review: Billie Joe + Norah, Foreverly

[ 0 ] November 27, 2013 |

By: Molly Segers On paper Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones’ new record Foreverly, a re-recording of the Everly Brothers’ record Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, from 1958, doesn’t exactly add up. The punk rock guy and jazz singer dueting on folk/Americana classics just doesn’t scream obvious. All that said, the resulting album is so […]

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Album Review: Interstellar’s “Winter Heart” Out Today, November 15th!

Album Review: Interstellar’s “Winter Heart” Out Today, November 15th!

[ 0 ] November 15, 2013 |

By Lindsey Borders Atlanta’s very own, Interstellar, features an eclectic group of gentleman who enjoy recording and performing their music, and they do it well. The band will be hosting their release party on November 15 for their debut album, featuring ten original songs that are a throwback to the authentic 90s sounds, channeling Liam […]

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Album Review: Lady Gaga, ARTPOP

Album Review: Lady Gaga, ARTPOP

[ 0 ] November 11, 2013 |

Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP hit the shelves today, always the trendsetter she went against the industry standard of releasing records on Tuesday.  Much like her last record, 2011’s Born This Way, this is not a record that instantly wins you over. She challenges her listeners lyrically and sonically, to say nothing of her image. She adds […]

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CD Review: Panic! At The Disco – Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die

CD Review: Panic! At The Disco – Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die

[ 0 ] October 8, 2013 |

“This is gospel for the fallen ones…” These eight little words open Panic at the Disco’s new album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die, out today, and sets the tone for the record while easing fans into the sonically dark record with a song that’s reminiscent of 2011’s Vices and Virtues. From there […]

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CD Review: Dream Theater – Dream Theater

CD Review: Dream Theater – Dream Theater

[ 0 ] September 23, 2013 |

Review by Ellen Eldridge   Don’t laugh at the fact that the self-titled album comes as the band’s 12th release. Instead, take it as a signal that Dream Theater has reinvented itself. “We felt like this is a period in our career where the music we are making is so right for who we are […]

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CD Review: The Band of Heathens — Sunday Morning Record; Play Vinyl October 27th

CD Review: The Band of Heathens — Sunday Morning Record; Play Vinyl October 27th

[ 0 ] September 19, 2013 |

The Band of Heathens Sunday Morning Record BOH Records By Al Kaufman The name Band of Heathens conjures up images of boys in overalls playing one string basses and banging on wash basins and other assorted metals while downing some blinding moonshine. The actual Band of Heathens have never lived up to their name in […]

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Album Review: Butch Walker – “Peachtree Battle”

Album Review: Butch Walker – “Peachtree Battle”

[ 0 ] September 17, 2013 |

By Rosie Judd Butch Walker’s newest release, Peachtree Battle, is an intense rush of emotion packed into a 5 song EP. Walker wrote these songs while coming to terms with his father’s failing health and the depth of his feelings for his family and hometown are evident through all of the songs. Opening with the […]

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CD Review: Ministry – From Beer to Eternity

CD Review: Ministry – From Beer to Eternity

[ 0 ] September 10, 2013 |

By Ellen Eldridge   Calling the thirteenth Ministry release schizophrenic implies that Jourgensen’s work isn’t grounded in reality. From the chaotic beats and frenzied samples to the intermittent bursts from Jourgensen himself, From Beer to Eternity sounds off about the world. From the astounded “Holy cow!” introducing “Hail to His Majesty (Peasants)” through “Punch in […]

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Album Review: King Khan And The Shrines “Idle No More”

Album Review: King Khan And The Shrines “Idle No More”

[ 0 ] September 3, 2013 |

By: Rosie Judd Arish Ahmad Khan, aka King Khan, brings us a more grown-up version of his garage-rock with Idle No More. The 8th full-length album from The Shrines is delightfully sprinkled with funk and punk overtones that make the garage-psychedelic melodies that much more entertaining. The opener “Born To Die” begins with a fuzzy […]

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