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Review: Avril Lavigne comes back with empowering record

By | Feb 25, 2019

Avril Lavigne’s voice finally broke through the silence she has left her fans in for years with her new album, “Head Above Water,” released Feb.


Review: SWMRS album it burning with passion

By | Feb 24, 2019

After Oakland-based punk-rock group SWMRS signed with New York City–based record label Fueled By Ramen and released its record label debut and overall third LP, “Drive North,” the band has returned to the punk scene with its follow-up, “Berkeley’s On Fire.”
The band itself initially got attention because of its drummer, Joey Armstrong — Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s son — but “Berkeley’s On Fire” combines eccentric tracks that blend together a multitude of punk, alt-rock and surf-rock elements, giving the band a separate, personal identity.


Review: “Quiet Signs” is an intimate look into singer’s universe

By | Feb 11, 2019

It’s easy to listen to Jessica Pratt and forget the world around you.


Review: Rap album is brief but bursting with emotion

By | Dec 3, 2018

“Some Rap Songs” is ambitious and unexpectedly artistic, presenting a fusion of influences and emotional verses without fanfare.


Review: Singles for the week of 11/2

By | Nov 2, 2018

 
Carried Away
H.E.R.
Released Nov.


Review: Singles for the week of 12/15

By | Dec 15, 2017

“My Obsession”
Pale Waves
Released Dec.


Review: Chesney surpasses expectations on ‘Cosmic Hallelujah’

By | Nov 13, 2016

The 11 tracks on “Cosmic Hallelujah,” released Oct. 28, are a mixture of mature and sassy songs that deal with a variety of sounds and messages.


Review: Keys channels womanhood and social issues on ‘Here’

By | Nov 13, 2016

“Here” is a tribute to womanhood, personal growth, familial relationships and the artist’s affection for her hometown of New York City.


Review: Paper Route guides fans to ‘Real Emotion’

By | Nov 5, 2016

The band’s third album, and 16-track debut on Kemosabe Records, “Real Emotion” — out Sept. 23 — is Paper Route’s best offering yet.


Review: ‘Big Boat’ demonstrates stellar funk-rock improvisation

By | Nov 4, 2016

The album, released Oct. 7, encapsulates the group’s classic funk sound in a fresh way.


Review: Two Door Cinema Club revives disco with ‘Gameshow’

By | Oct 31, 2016

The Irish indie-rock band successfully introduces listeners to a new sound and creates a nostalgic atmosphere they won’t soon forget.


Review: Jimmy Eat World’s ‘Integrity Blues’ strays from roots

By | Oct 25, 2016

The band’s newest album, “Integrity Blues,” leans away from its emo-rock roots and distinguishes itself with a couple more experimental tunes.