The Musical Wrap-Up closes another file as we compile the album and single reviews in one place for ‘Staying at Tamara’s,’ the highly-anticipated sophomore album from George Ezra.
The Musical Wrap-Up closes another file as we compile the album and single reviews in one place for ‘Boarding House Reach,’ the third solo album from 12-time Grammy winner, Jack White.
Tweaking his sound dramatically, James Bay returns with “Wild Love,” the wild, starkly different promo single from his forthcoming sophomore album. Unfortunately, “Wild Love” is arguably too much of a shake up or in the least, not perfectly executed. It has its moments, particularly when Bay actually adds some punch and emotion vocally, but simply put, ‘it’s…
The National shine on ‘Sleep Well Beast,’ their first album in four years. ‘Sleep’ is an adventurous alt-rock LP unafraid of darkness and experimentation.
Queens of the Stone Age returns strong with the utmost consistency on their compelling, hard rocking new album, ‘Villains.’
Brit teen singer/songwriter Rex Orange County (Alex O’Connor) showcases musicianship that is transcendent of age on the brilliant ‘Apricot Princess.’
★★★½: Arguably, Canadian alt-rock darlings Arcade Fire deliver their weakest album to date with ‘Everything Now.’ Regardless, it has still has its moments.
★★★★: Lana del Rey returns with her highly anticipated fourth full-length album, Lust for Life. Lust ranks among her best work yet.
Coldplay returns with a five-song EP, Kaleidoscope. Throughout its course, the British band switches between alternative rock and pop.
Cali sister trio HAIM returns with their highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Something to Tell You.’ Overall, it ends up being a respectable effort.