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STRFKR | Future Past Life | Album Review

Polyvinyl Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Future Past Life, STRFKR’s newest album released on April 10, 2020, certainly brings listener’s to the future with their vibrant and haunting techno-pop melodies. The release of their album marks four years since their last, however STRFKR never failed to

Trace Mountains | Lost in the Country | Album Review

Lame-O Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Trace Mountains is known for their unique style of music, focusing on calm melodies and soft vocals. Their newest album, Lost in the Country was released on April 10, 2020.   Lost in the Country uses fewer synthetic sounds and instruments compared to their

Death Cab for Cutie | Plans | Retro Album Review

Atlantic Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Though it may be the band’s fifth studio album, Death Cab for Cutie’s album Plans is by far the group’s best work. The 2005 classic indie rock album features some of the band’s top-selling songs, each one exuding incomparable dreaminess.  

The Strokes | The New Abnormal | Album Review

RCA Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Seven years since their last album, The Strokes, have returned in a new light with their sixth album, The New Abnormal.  The album takes a path towards nostalgia with a softer and slow-tempoed blend of 9 singles. Each of the

Ruthie Collins | Cold Comfort | Album Review

Sidewalk Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Ruthie Collins released her second album in April of 2020. She is a singer from New York who focuses on country music with aspects of folk. Her first album dropped in 2017 while her first EP came out in 2014.   Cold

The Cure | Disintegration | Retro Album Review

Fiction Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Listening to Disintegration is an experience that is hard to put into words. The dreamy post-punk sound of The Cure mixed with the lyrics discussing love, loss, and other deep emotions make the listener feel deeply connected to both themselves and

Dua Lipa | Future Nostalgia | Album Review

Warner Records  Rating: 5 out of 5 stars On March 27, Dua Lipa released her sophomore album titled Future Nostalgia. After having a few songs leaking online, the album was released early for streaming and downloading. While she expressed how devastating the leak was, she hopes her songs can lift people’s

5 Seconds of Summer | CALM | Album Review

Interscope Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Two years since their last album, Youngblood, 5 Seconds of Summer has returned with not only their newest album CALM, but also a growth in their musical sound. The name comes from the first initials of each of the members, Calum, Ashton,

Owl City | Ocean Eyes | Retro Album Review

Republic Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Owl City’s career may have mostly collapsed after 2012, but his second album Ocean Eyes defined electro-pop music of the early 2010s. Released in 2009, Ocean Eyes contains a myriad of sunshine-y, light, electric pop hits.   Of course, the album would

Waxahatchee | Saint Cloud | Album Review

Merge Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Every album by Waxahatchee reveals a different side of Katie Crutchfield. While her most recent EP, Great Thunder, carried a somber tone, Saint Cloud represents a full embrace of the last decade of her life.   Originally from Alabama, she and her sister formed the punk