Reviews: TaughtMe – Am I Old?

Reviews: TaughtMe – Am I Old?
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Am I Old? is pretty straightforward in its title, as it concentrates on the dejected feelings of looking back on your life as you grow old, only to add to the helplessness of bringing back the past as you age.  … read more

Review: House of Black Lanterns – Kill The Lights

Review: House of Black Lanterns – Kill The Lights
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I would be in a trance-like state—then suddenly, I would be jarred and thrown into shock by a disturbing pipe organ sound that was something along the lines of the soundtrack of the classic 1974 movie, Phantom of the Paradise. … read more

Local Review: Beachmen – Self-Titled

Local Review: Beachmen – Self-Titled

Beyond the name, every aspect of Beachmen seeps through my eardrums with the pleasant sweetness of summer. … read more

 
 
Review: Trash Monsters – There’s a Rat in the Tunnel of Love

Review: Trash Monsters – There’s a Rat in the Tunnel...
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Punk rock is best served when it’s not trying to be punk, but when its simply trying to be load, fast, obnoxious rock n’ roll. That’s what Trash Monsters do so well.  … read more

Review: James LaBrie – Impermanent Resonance

Review: James LaBrie – Impermanent Resonance
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The attempt here is to bridge the gap between prog-heads and fans of the more melodic style of melodic death à la Sweden. It works extremely well. … read more

Local Review: Coral Bones – Youthemism

Local Review: Coral Bones – Youthemism

Coral Bones’ sound is best described as “assorted.” The project’s Facebook page lists the genre as “whatever you want,” which really sums it all up.  … read more

Review: Willis Earl Beal – Nobody Knows

Review: Willis Earl Beal – Nobody Knows
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With his sophomore album, Willis Earl Beal has shown that he can deliver powerful hits without sacrificing the raw honesty that was delivered through CD-Rs scattered throughout Albuquerque before he got a record deal. … read more

Review: Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe

Review: Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
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Although some of the tracks on the album, such as “Pyrrhic” and “Adventurer of the Family,” create sort of a sad vibe, the album as a whole was super relaxing and pleasant to the ears. … read more

Local Review: Drew Danburry – Becoming Bastian Salazar

Local Review: Drew Danburry – Becoming Bastian Salazar

Becoming Bastian Salazar is Danburry’s tale of his transition between two personas, where one is sweet and the other a little more sour. While Danburry sticks with the basic elements of a folk style that emphasizes a guy with his guitar, he has crafted an album extravagant in its production yet homely in its lyrical themes and simple melodies. … read more