Monday, August 21, 2017

Reb Fountain – Hopeful & Hopeless (Southbound)

  As its title suggests, Hopeful/Hopeless is something of a tribute to those we’ve lost and those that remain.  ‘Death’ is a common but never...

Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1 (Mercury)

  Two years after his acclaimed debut solo album, Traveller was released, Nashville maverick Chris Stapleton serves up the first of a two-part follow-up. Traveller snagged...

Lorde – Melodrama (Universal)

For  mainstream music, Lorde's debut album, Pure Heroine, was a bolt out of the blue. Laced with the precocious ennui that only a 16 year...

Dan Auerbach – Waiting On A Song (Nonesuch)

  Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach takes a break from his day job and revels in the musical treasures to be found in his adopted...

Kevin Morby – City Music (Dead Oceans)

Morby follows up last year’s breakthrough album, Singing Saw with a “companion piece”, which can be seen (and heard) as the flip side of...

AJR – The Click (Liberator)

On their new album, The Click, NYC siblings AJR show us what they’ve been up to on those cold winter nights.  Stealing from classical,...

The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2CD Anniversary Edition) (Apple)

  50 years after it changed the musical landscape forever, The Beatles’ eighth studio album gets a facelift. But does it need one? And how...

Lord Echo – Harmonies (Soundway)

Mike Fabulous' new album Harmonies - his third under the Lord Echo moniker and part of a 15 year trilogy (Melodies, Curiosities, Harmonies) since...

The Miltones – The Miltones (The Label)

With an ability to write intelligent lyrics and an alluring stage presence The Miltones have, indisputably, earned their chance to release this debut album....

Lil Yachty – Teenage Emotions (Motown)

Oh Buoy. Where do I even begin? Lil Yachty, the self-proclaimed 'King of the Teens' has been making waves thanks to his mixtape Lil Boat and...