Category: Music Reviews

Album and song reviews

Snoop roars on reggae album The man known as Snoop flourishes as a reggae artist on his latest album, “Reincarnated” released Tuesday, April. 23. The rapper introduced to the world as Snoop Doggy Dogg in 1993 with his debut […]

Iron and Wine still solid on latest album “Ghost on Ghost” released Tuesday, April 16 is the fifth and absolutely best Iron and Wine album to date. Singer-songwriter Samuel Beam, performing under the moniker Iron and Wine, has progressed as a songwriter […]

Dawes keeps rolling on ‘Stories Don’t End’ The retro sound that Dawes developed on the band’s first two albums is more refined and authentic on “Stories Don’t End,” released April 9. Since the band’s 2009 debut release “North Hills,” Dawes has […]

Hart masters soul on latest album When Beth Hart joined Jeff Beck on “I’d Rather Go Blind,” to honor Buddy Guy at the Kennedy Center in December it marked the second chapter in the singer’s career. Since receiving a standing […]

Wavves is fearless on new album Full of crunchy power chords, youthful lyrics and unabashed energy, California-based Wavves is leading the grunge revival with “Afraid of Heights,” released March 26. The psychedelic stripped down surf punk sound perfected by the […]

‘Old Sock’ fits Clapton well Eric Clapton is clearly comfortable in is position as an elder statement of blues on his latest album, “Old Sock,” released March 12. Blues, soul, reggae, folk, jazz and an all-star cast of players […]

Yorke runs ‘Amok’ with Atoms for Peace “Amok” by Atoms for Peace is Thom Yorke’s latest neon enigma. The experimental electronic band led by the Radiohead vocalist includes Flea, the legendary bassist from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich […]

Youth Lagoon creates tranquil masterpiece The latest album by Youth Lagoon is an immersive and radiant composition that shouldn’t be overlooked by musical explorers. “Wondrous Bughouse,” released March 5 on Fat Possum Records, is the brilliant sophomore release by […]

Nothing childish about ‘Kid Face’ Samantha Crain exhibits  youthful innocence and mature songwriting on her fifth album, “Kid Face,” released Tuesday, Feb. 19 on Ramseur Records. A skilled guitarist like Joni Mitchell with the unfiltered expression of Regina Spektor; […]

A journey into darkness with Nick Cave Nick Cave leaves no psychological stone unturned on his most recent album “Push the Sky Away,” released Tuesday Feb. 19. The 15th studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released by the […]