Forty years after its release, Steely Dan’s Aja remains the defining work of 1970s America. Donald Fagen and Walter Becker’s sixth album under the Steely Dan moniker is a self-indulgent and delightfully overproduced …
Sam Beam comes full circle with this album, and that’s why this album is so captivating. He perfected his craft and it shows in full on ‘Beast Epic’.
Washed Out has continued to remain fresh without sacrificing his own identity as an artist, all while showing musical growth.
Chastity Belt has released their most touching work so far, and their lyrical and musical growth has been outstanding. It’s a bold move to approach mental obstacles in this manner, and they turned out more than successful.
This album is proof Benjamin Booker has got what it takes to be rock star. Booker can clearly make any genre his own and we have some solid examples of that on Witness.
LVL Up’s Return to Love is an album with 90s sensibilities, angst, huggable distortion, singing that slips in and out of the mix, more mood than deep lyrical content, and a blend of comfort vs. unease. To put it simply: if you didn’t like that last sentence, you probably will not like this album.
I’m a firm believer that indie slacker Mac DeMarco has never released a bad song. It’s remarkable just how much his music has connected to me over the years. Accordingly, one …
Murfreesboro native Colton Dixon has swept the Christian Music world by storm, producing great faith-based music that has touched many. His third studio album, ‘Identity’, does not disappoint as it continues what Dixon has begun.
‘Wide Awake’ may be the best album so far by pop/rock band Parachute. The cohesiveness of their latest album, paired with the fact that it rounds off the themes of their previous albums, makes ‘Wide Awake’ nothing short of genius.
Repetitive structures and melodies combined with long run times and a general lack of energy undermine the emotional power this record could’ve had, resulting in album that ultimately fails to meet its potential.