British band New Order channels their synthpop sound in an electric new studio album.
Back with more electronics than a Skrillex single and more artificial sunshine than a fluorescent lightbulb, Owl City’s “The Midsummer Station” condenses a season of sunlight into one lackluster album. Adam Young, the founder and frontman of the one-man band, released his second album, “Ocean Eyes,” which launched him into the high-spirited pop world…
The past few years have been rife with uncertainty for Bloc Party fans. While the British alternative collective was on hiatus, rumors of a break-up began to circulate. But all is right in the Bloc Party camp as they return with their fourth studio album, the unimaginatively titled “Four.”
Train has a history of interweaving pop culture throughout their clever lyrics. However, the pop-rock band’s newest album, “California 37,” hits listeners over the head with superficiality, beginning with the opening song, “This’ll Be My Year.”
After founding three successful bands, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, the only logical thing for Jack White to do next was make a record of his own. For his solo debut “Blunderbuss,” the rock star rolls his entire musical career into one convenient package.