Album Reviews

Album Review: Tame Impala – Currents

Published by JB on July 24, 2015 Release date:  July 17, 2015 Tame Impala – Currents 9/10 Kevin Parker marries psychede

Album Review: My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall

Published by JB on July 22, 2015 My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall 7/10 Release date:  May 4, 2015 For a band that is notor

Album Review: Blur – The Magic Whip

Blur – The Magic Whip Published by JB on April 26, 2015 7.5/10 Can we not compare their legacy to Oasis – just on

Album Review: Death Cab For Cutie – Kintsugi

Bitterness is a plate best served cold 8/10 Published by JB on March 29, 2015 Release date: March 31, 2015 “Was I in you

Album Review: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday 9/10 Published by JB on March 5, 2015 Release date:  March

Album Review: Milo Greene – Control

Milo Greene – Control 5.5/10 Published by JB on February 21, 2015 Release date:  January 27, 2015 Disappointing sophomo

Album Review: The Decemberists – What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

Published by JB, February 8, 2015 Release date:  January 20, 2015 Album Review: The Decemberists – What a Terrible World, W

Album Review: Belle and Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Published by JB on January 24, 2015 Release date:  January 19, 2015 9/10 “We move in space, and we can move in time Eve

Album Review: Echodrone – Five

8.5/10 Release date: February 24, 2015. Published January 13, 2015 by JB San Francisco’s shoegaze quintet Echodrone is r

Album Review: Foxygen – …And Star Power

Published by JB on November 29, 2014. Release date:  October 14, 2014. 7/10 ….And Hints of Greatness Brazen, 2-LP set i

Album Review: The Rosebuds – Sand+Silence

Published November 22, 2014 by JB Release date:  August 5, 2014 8/10 The ear test for any new Rosebuds album is if their albu

Album Review: Tweedy – Sukierae

Published November 19, 2014 by JB Release date:  September 23, 2014 8/10 As indie rock evolves from one trend to the next, it

Album Review: Basement Apartment – Basement Apartment

Published by JB on October 26, 2014 Release date: October 28, 2014 9/10 Eponymous third LP from the best-kept secret in Minnea

Album Review: Prince – Art Official Age / 3rdEyeGirl – PlectrumElectrum

Updated by JB on November 19, 2014 Art Official Age – 6.5/10 Plectrum Electrum – 6/10 Where have you gone Dorothy

Album Review: U2 – Songs of Innocence

Published by JB on Sept 21, 2014 7/10 Is it worth the 5-year wait, and the dilemma of the middle-aged rock star If you close y

Album Preview: Pink Floyd – The Endless River

Published by Joe Stadele for TheWayThatHeSings.com; Sept. 22, 2014 “The grass was greener, The light was brighter, The t

Album Review: The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers

Published on Sept 18, 2014 by JB. 8/10 It's almost as good as Neko's Twitter account  😉 A.C. Newman, Neko Case

Album Review: The Smashing Pumpkins – Adore (Super Deluxe Edition)

Published by Joe Stadele and Jeff Becker, August 20, 2014   The Smashing Pumpkins Adore (Super Deluxe Edition)   Sco

Album Review: Alvvays – Alvvays

Published by Jeff Becker on August 12, 2014 8/10 "When lightning strikes I'll be on my bird I'll be stuck in

Album Review: Spoon – They Want My Soul

Published by JB on August 11, 2014 8/10 "Well, you say that you need me Like an ocean needs sand But the way you mistreat

Album Review: Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

Published by JB on July 29, 2014 9/10 “The Voyagers in every boy and girl.If you wanna get to heaven get out of this wor

Album Review: Craft Spells – Nausea

Published by Jeff Becker on July 23, 2014 7.5/10 Nausea is a buoyant dream pop deluxe for the band’s 3rd release “

Album Review: Michael Jackson – Xscape

5.5/10 Published by JB. Go with the Deluxe edition. Graced with the most exciting voice in the history of pop and rock (joinin

Album Review: Coldplay – Ghost Stories

7.5/10 Published by JB. “And if you were to ask me After all that we’ve been through. Still believe in magic?̶

Album Review: The Antlers – Familiars

9/10 Published by JB. Recalling the beauty of the trumpet It’s masterpiece theater time for Peter Silberman, Darby Cicci

Album Review: Death Cab for Cutie featuring Magik*Magik Orchestra – Live 2012

7/10 Released April 19, 2014. Published by JB. All the old songs means somebody got the memo. Whether it be coincidence or sim

Album Review: The Black Keys – Turn Blue

9/10 Published by JB. Psychedelic Floydian and Santana-style jamming replace the straight up non-stop rollicking grooves of 20

Album Review: Haunted Hearts – Initiation

Score: 9/10 Haunted Hearts gives us the 2014 album we’ve been waiting for Published by JB on May 26, 2014 Release date:

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