Why The ‘F Word’ Matters Little In Music Anymore


Honestly, nobody (few) cares about the ‘f-word’ anymore when it comes to music anymore. The sentiment is one of “f**k it!” who cares if “For Under Consent of the King” is used or not? In the past, using the most obscene of obscenities wouldn’t come close to being acceptable, but at this point, the word…

Review: Kelis, ‘Food’


While there is little food to physical eat, Kelis’ sixth studio album makes you hungry for more Kelis • Food • Ninja Tune • US Release Date: April 22, 2014 It’s not easy to be an oddball. Maybe oddball has a negative connotation, but personally, being somewhat of an oddity myself, I take it as…

Review: The Chewers, ‘Chuckle Change And Also’


 On Chuckle Change And Also, The Chewers show the beauty of being ‘off-kilter’ The Chewers • Chuckle Change And Also • Cimmerian Shade  The Chewers are: Travis Caffrey & Michael Sadler Sometimes, when you hear something wild and whacky in life, you find yourself looking in bewilderment like WTF? My friends, after listening to the…

Review: Beck, ‘Morning Phase’


 Beck thrives in an acoustic setting (for the most part) on Morning Phase  Beck • Morning Phase • Capitol • US Release Date: February 25, 2014 After six long years, Beck – arguably the coolest musical hipster alive – finally returns with a new LP.  Where in the world has Beck been?  2008 album Modern…

Shopping List: Seven ‘February 18’ Albums You Should Consider Purchasing


Ah, another week and the necessity for new music.  February has been a slow month, particularly last week’s scant choice of releases.  The three most notable releases last week included two country music artists Eric Church (The Outsiders) and Frankie Ballard (Sunshine & Whiskey), as well as a more underrated R&B release from British singer…

Review: The National, ‘Trouble Will Find Me’


The National • Trouble Will Find Me • 4AD • US Release Date: May 21, 2013 The National: Matt Berninger; Aaron Dessner; Bryce Dessner; Bryan Devendorf; Scott Devendorf Produced by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner The National have become one of the premiere indie darlings of late.  2010 effort High Violet blasted onto the Billboard Album Chart at number three with a…