Category: CD Reviews

Album Review: Ben Rector, The Walking In Between, Aug. 20th, 2013

Album Review: Ben Rector, The Walking In Between, Aug. 20th, 2013

[ 0 ] August 20, 2013 |

By Rosie Judd Ben Rector’s latest release, The Walking In Between, has a lot of history to live up to. Rector’s previous releases have done very well on the iTunes charts and his latest release will most likely follow that trend (at press time, it was already #1 on the singer/songwriter charts & #5 overall […]

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Album Review: O’Brother’s ‘Disillusion’

Album Review: O’Brother’s ‘Disillusion’

[ 0 ] August 20, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum Many bands find it difficult to cross the threshold of genre. Atlanta based, O’Brother, don’t. Their album, “Disillusion,” brings in seemingly different forces of music to blend and contour a specifically niche sound. The album opens with “Come Into the Divide,” leading the record with peaceful vocals and a howling background. The […]

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CD Review: Pop. 1280 — Imps of Perversion; Play 529 September 19th

CD Review: Pop. 1280 — Imps of Perversion; Play 529 September 19th

[ 0 ] August 5, 2013 |

Pop. 1280 Imps of Perversion Sacred Bones Records By Al Kaufman Beware those who listen to Pop. 1280. They make the type of music that makes moms everywhere think their kids are on drugs and sacrificing the neighbor’s cat. The Brooklyn noise-punk band, which derived its name from a Jim Thompson pulp fiction novel, gleefully […]

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Album Review: Wesley Cook- “Heavy”- Drops August 3rd!

Album Review: Wesley Cook- “Heavy”- Drops August 3rd!

[ 0 ] July 25, 2013 |

By Rosie Judd Wesley Cook is a familiar voice in the Athens and Atlanta music scene. His soon-to-be released “Heavy” offers more of his acoustic driven, lyrical pop music that is heavily steeped in deep emotions. Cook guides the listener on an emotional journey through loss, love and hope without coming off as overly sappy […]

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Matt Nathanson: Last of the Great Pretenders- Drops Tuesday, July 16th

Matt Nathanson: Last of the Great Pretenders- Drops Tuesday, July 16th

[ 0 ] July 15, 2013 |

By Molly Segers Matt Nathanson’s, Last of the Great Pretenders, his eighth studio album, packs all of the acoustic love songs, visual lyrics, sprinkled with dancy moments we’ve come to love and expect from him and polishes it up into a crisp classic pop record, complete with some handclaps and “ooh-oohs”. All of this comes […]

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CD Review: Misery Loves Chachi – Long Live the Lazy Choir

CD Review: Misery Loves Chachi – Long Live the Lazy Choir

[ 0 ] June 11, 2013 |

By Ellen Eldridge Nathan Sadler, the musical voice behind Misery Loves Chachi, spent more than three years experimenting and commiserating among his keyboards to compose 25 songs, of which four tracks representing the lighter and more hopeful side of displacement and unemployment emerged. These four songs are being released today (June 11) as the debut […]

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CD Review: Megadeth – Super Collider (Released TODAY June 4th)

CD Review: Megadeth – Super Collider (Released TODAY June 4th)

[ 0 ] June 4, 2013 |

By Ellen Eldridge Leave it to me to completely miss the countdown, slow stream of singles and sneak peaks leading to one of my favorite bands’ 14th album, Super Collider. I had seen flashes of criticisms and the typical call outs “MegaDave” on Facebook, but as I powered through the laundry list of things in […]

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CD Review: Alice In Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

CD Review: Alice In Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

[ 0 ] May 28, 2013 |

By Ellen Eldridge Upon hearing the first grungy bend of “Hollow” on The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, the fifth studio release by Alice In Chains, fans will quickly need to reconcile their feelings on whether or not the band is stretching its musical wings enough, but the future looks bright for this group of survivors […]

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CD Review: Radiation City- Animals in the Median; Play the Earl 6/6

CD Review: Radiation City- Animals in the Median; Play the Earl 6/6

[ 0 ] May 21, 2013 |

Radiation City Animals in the Median Tender Loving Empire By Al Kaufman On their sophomore record, Animals in the Median, Radiation City has done the near impossible. They have made electronic music sound warm and soulful. The five-piece (three boys, two girls) indie band out of Portland, Oregon has created an album full of rhythmic […]

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Album Review: Mikal Cronin- MCII; Released 5/7!

Album Review: Mikal Cronin- MCII; Released 5/7!

[ 0 ] May 8, 2013 |

Album Review by Rosie Judd This record almost snuck past me. A friend recommended it to me 2 days before it came out, with the preface that I would fall in love with it, even though I couldn’t own it yet. They were right. I knew nothing about Mikal Cronin. I didn’t know that he […]

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Album Review: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mosquito, Released 4/16

Album Review: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mosquito, Released 4/16

[ 0 ] April 16, 2013 |

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are back with their 4th album release, Mosquito and it’s another solid hit. Quite different from the 80’s pop-sounding, 2009 It’s Blitz, Mosquito is more rock oriented. The instrumentals are experimental and Karen O is sassy with title-track, “Mosquito” and the sexy, “Sacrilege”. “Slave” is fun and edgy, but single, “Sacrilege” […]

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Album Review: Born Ruffians’ “Birthmarks”

Album Review: Born Ruffians’ “Birthmarks”

[ 0 ] April 16, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum To begin. Birthmarks is completely infectious. Singer, Luke Lalonde’s vocals have some factor that just will not leave your head, and make you wonder why Born Ruffians has never made it onto your favorites playlist. Really though, how has this not happened yet? You will hear “Needles” once, and need to listen […]

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CD Review: Gunslinger – Breaking Through- Out 4/9!

CD Review: Gunslinger – Breaking Through- Out 4/9!

[ 0 ] April 8, 2013 |

By Ellen Eldridge Gunslinger’s Breaking Through begins with the title track buzzing like a rattlesnake’s warning. A crescendo of fuzzy noise seeps in like the maddening poison taking hold and intoxicating the listener. The phrases “The sleep is through” and “with hunger in our eyes” paint an image akin to Jim Morrison prophesying from a […]

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CD Review: Telekinesis – Dormarion

CD Review: Telekinesis – Dormarion

[ 0 ] April 5, 2013 |

By Ellen Eldridge Michael Benjamin Lerner is the man behind the band Telekinesis. At 26, he has weathered through life’s ups and downs and recorded his thoughts across three albums. Dormarion succinctly completes a sort of circle around his previous two albums, 2009’s self-titled debut and 2011’s 12 Desperate Straight Lines. The haunting echo of […]

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CD Review: David Mayfield Parade — Good Man Down; Playing @ Smith’s Olde Bar April 12th

CD Review: David Mayfield Parade — Good Man Down; Playing @ Smith’s Olde Bar April 12th

[ 0 ] April 2, 2013 |

The David Mayfield Parade Good Man Down Beautywood Records By Al Kaufman With crystalline vocals reminiscent of a young James Taylor, it would be easy for David Mayfield to write adult contemporary songs and have middle-aged women swoon over him for the rest of his life, but Mayfield isn’t that type of guy. He spent […]

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