Charli XCX’s new album ‘Sucker’ wild mix of punk & pop

Although Charli XCX may not have been a household name until recently, she has been making waves in the music scene for well over a year. The 22 year-old Brit’s journey began in 2012 burst onto the pop scene via a guest spot on Icona Pop’s chart-topping hit “I Love It,” which she also co-wrote. … Continue reading Charli XCX’s new album ‘Sucker’ wild mix of punk & pop

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Schoolboy Q’s ‘Oxymoron’ doesn’t live up to hype

Schoolboy Q released his newest album “Oxymoron” on Feb. 25, making it the newest album to be released from any member of the group Black Hippy, also composed of members Ab-soul, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar. Although he proves he is an extremely dynamic rapper, it is a disappointing follow-up to his previous album “Habits … Continue reading Schoolboy Q’s ‘Oxymoron’ doesn’t live up to hype

Sleigh Bells ‘Bitter Rivals’ Disappoints

Sleigh Bells consists of Alexis Krauss (vocalist) and Derek Miller (guitarist/producer) who formed in New York. The band combines pop and loud, grungy guitar rhythms. Today marks the release of their third album, “Bitter Rivals.” “Bitter Rivals” begins with the single also titled “Bitter Rivals” and it begins slow with snapping fingers in the background … Continue reading Sleigh Bells ‘Bitter Rivals’ Disappoints

Noah And The Whale Reminisce But Don’t Surprise On “Heart of Nowhere”

Noah and the Whale is an indie folk band from London, England that consists of Charlie Fink (vocals, guitar), Tom Hobden (violin/keyboard), Michael Petulla (drums), Fred Abbott (guitar/keyboard) and Matt Owens (bass). They made their break into the folk scene in 2008 with their hit single “5 Years Time.” They have since released four albums … Continue reading Noah And The Whale Reminisce But Don’t Surprise On “Heart of Nowhere”

Tallest Man On Earth’s “There’s No Leaving Now”

Kristian Mattson’s new album came out recentl. It is titled There’s No Leaving Now. Kristian, who is better known as the Tallest Man on Earth, spent five months recording Leaving in the comfort of his home. The leisurely approach he took to writing this time around, translates in the album’s more relaxed sound. In essence, all the urgency of The Wild … Continue reading Tallest Man On Earth’s “There’s No Leaving Now”

Lana Del Ray, From Internet Star to the Big Time

The first time I heard Lana Del Ray’s incredible voice was oddly enough through something not so incredible: a cell phone speaker. Admittedly, technology is progressing faster and faster all the time and I shouldn’t complain of the slight static emitted from such advanced devices but any music lover will tell you, quality matters. In … Continue reading Lana Del Ray, From Internet Star to the Big Time