Love Fame Tragedy, Backflip: Single Review


Love Fame Tragedy, the solo project of Matthew “Murph” Murphy (The Wombats), drops a superb second single, “Backflip,” from his forthcoming EP. The songwriting tackles a ‘tried and true’ theme – love.  Love makes for many a captivating song, and “Backflip” is no different by Love Fame Tragedy (the first solo project by Matthew “Murph” Murphy, the guitarist and lead…

R. Kelly Is Up To His Old Tricks on ‘The Buffet’


R. Kelly • The Buffet • RCA • Release Date: 12.11.15 R. Kelly has never had a problem with being prolific – apparently, he wrote 462 songs for his latest album, The Buffet. After listening to The Buffet, one has to wonder what percentage of those 462 songs involved sex. Likely the percentage is high given…

Andra Day, Cheers To The Fall – Review


Andra Day ‘nails it’ on her retro-soul debut Cheers To The Fall Andra Day • Cheers To The Fall • Buskin/Warner Bros • Release Date: August 28, 2015 For a while in 2015, it seemed the days of being excited about a new R&B artist or new R&B album were done.   The early part of…

Tame Impala, Currents [Track-by-Track Review]


  Tame Impala – aka Kevin Parker – takes us on a psychedelic, electro trip throughout ‘Currents‘  Tame Impala • Currents • Interscope • US Release Date: July 17, 2015 Australian alternative band, Tame Impala return with its third album, Currents. Highly anticipated, Tame Impala – aka Kevin Parker’s brainchild – was nominated for a Grammy…

X Ambassadors, VHS [Review]


 X Ambassadors Show Incredible Potential on Debut Album ‘VHS’ X Ambassadors • VHS • Interscope • US Release Date: June 30, 2015   The following silly, probably pointless story will make some people quite sad. So, I often peruse iTunes to see what’s new and hot. For the longest time, I see this album from…

Most Forgettable Albums of 2015 (So Far)


Not every album is memorable – in fact many albums can be like “watching paint dry.” Yeah that’s harsh, but true. Some of the albums on this list have earned their title as the most forgettable albums of 2015, while others are forgettable with some redeeming qualities. Regardless, these albums could’ve stood to have stepped…

Why Sam Hunt Represents The Future of Country Music 


The following statement may shock some folks but believe it or not, not everyone is a big fan of country music. Yes, that may sound like explicit sacrilege or blasphemy to those who enjoy their music with a little extra twang, southern hospitality, and of course pedal steel, but honestly, there’s many people who don’t…