The Cure – Disintegration ALBUM REVIEW

Disintegration is the Cure's eighth studio album and is one of their best, as well as one of the all-time best records ever recorded. My personal favorite Cure record is Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, but that's beside the point. This one is a must-listen for anyone suffering from severe or clinical depression. The album… Continue reading The Cure – Disintegration ALBUM REVIEW

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Indoor Creature – Windows ALBUM REVIEW

Windows is the third release from the Austin-based indie pop/rock outfit Indoor Creature. Normally I would provide some background information about the band or their scene, but since I don't know very much about this band, I will have to resort to going straight into a review of this album. Firstly, I enjoyed almost all… Continue reading Indoor Creature – Windows ALBUM REVIEW

Blackout – Dreamworld ALBUM REVIEW

Since it's getting close to Hallowe'en, I figured that I'd review one of the creepiest albums I've ever heard, 1995's Dreamworld by Blackout. Dreamworld is one of my favorite tapes to come out of the incredibly creative and prolific Memphis rap scene in the 1990s. Memphis rap is essentially run by different producers and beatmakers such as… Continue reading Blackout – Dreamworld ALBUM REVIEW

UGK – Ridin’ Dirty ALBUM REVIEW

Today I will review one of my favorite Southern hip-hop albums. UGK, short for Underground Kingz, was a Port Arthur-based hip hop duo consisting of rappers Bernard "Bun B" Freeman and Chad "Pimp C" Butler. The duo had an impressive twenty-year career spanning from 1987 to 2007 with Pimp C's death from a promethazine and… Continue reading UGK – Ridin’ Dirty ALBUM REVIEW

My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything ALBUM REVIEW

Ireland's most celebrated band, My Bloody Valentine, returns with their second release of 1988. Instead of an EP, Isn't Anything is a debut full-length album and is one of My Bloody Valentine's very best. Like most of their discography, this album is absolutely essential for anyone who is looking to explore the shoegaze genre. With Isn't Anything, My… Continue reading My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything ALBUM REVIEW

My Bloody Valentine – m b v ALBUM REVIEW

After 22 long years, My Bloody Valentine finally came out with their new album m b v in early 2013. Many were skeptical that My Bloody Valentine could ever top their 1991 masterpiece, Loveless. But, in my opinion, m b v is almost or equally as good as their most beloved and well-known album. This album divides its nine songs… Continue reading My Bloody Valentine – m b v ALBUM REVIEW

My Bloody Valentine – You Made Me Realise EP REVIEW

You Made Me Realise is My Bloody Valentine's acclaimed 1988 EP, and is the first My Bloody Valentine record to receive significant critical acclaim. With the exception of Strawberry Wine and Ecstasy, My Bloody Valentine churned out generic goth rock in the style of one of their major influences, The Cure. Beginning with the release of Strawberry Wine and Ecstasy, My Bloody… Continue reading My Bloody Valentine – You Made Me Realise EP REVIEW

Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late ALBUM REVIEW

Drake's unfortunate fall from grace (see "Views" and "More Life") was preceded by one last great album from the Torontonian superstar, If You're Reading This It's Too Late. Released as a $12.99 mixtape in 2015, If You're Reading This It's Too Late is probably Drake's most cohesive and inspired work to date. The album opens with excellent slow… Continue reading Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late ALBUM REVIEW

Radiohead – In Rainbows ALBUM REVIEW

In Rainbows is famed English rockband Radiohead's seventh studio album. It was released via pay-what-you-want format in 2007, inciting a discussion about the future of music purchasing and business ethics. Unlike Kid A or OK Computer, the music on In Rainbows is generally sparse, with clean guitars playing over polyrhythmic drum beats and slinky bass lines. Thom's vocal performance… Continue reading Radiohead – In Rainbows ALBUM REVIEW

OutKast – Aquemini ALBUM REVIEW

Aquemini is Atlanta rap duo OutKast's third album, following 1994's Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and 1996's ATLiens. Each subsequent album proved to be better than the previous, and 1998's Aquemini is no exception. The album features the most lush, grandiose production ever heard in hip-hop at the time, and this golden standard of production would not be topped until Kanye West's Late Registration a full seven… Continue reading OutKast – Aquemini ALBUM REVIEW