Review: Arctic Monkeys, ‘AM’


Arctic Monkey’s AM Depicts Deep Infatuation At Its Best Arctic Monkeys • AM • Domino • US Release Date: September 10, 2013 Listening back to The Arctic Monkeys’ exceptional debut, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, it is amazing how the amount of maturity the band has exhibited since then.  That maturity…

Review: Janelle Monáe, ‘The Electric Lady’


Janelle Monáe Scores A Home Run on The Electric Lady Janelle Monáe⎪The Electric Lady⎪ Bad Boy / Wandaland ⎪⎪ US Release Date: September 10, 2013 Merely calling Janelle Monáe one of a kind would be a total understatement, like really.  Janelle Monáe is one of a handful of R&B artists who brings something truly different,…

Review: MMG, ‘Self Made 3’


As the money continues to pour in, originality drops a smidgen MMG⎪ Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made 3 ⎪Atlantic⎪⎪ US Release Date: September 17, 2013 Let’s just cut to the chase… this is the third Maybach Music Group compilation.  That’s a statement in itself.  While the saying is that “third time’s charm”, this particular…

Review: Gogol Bordello, ‘Pura Vida Conspiracy’


Gypsy Punk Rules on Pura Vida Conspiracy Gogol Bordello⎪ Pura Vida Conspiracy ⎪ ATO Records ⎪⎪ US Release Date: July 23, 2013  Gogol Bordello are: Eugene Hütz (vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion & fire bucket), Elizabeth Chi-Wei Sun (Vocals),  Pedro Erazo (vocals), Sergey Ryabtsev (violin), Pasha Newmer (accordion), Michael Bernard Ward (guitar), Thomas ‘Tommy T’ Gobena…