Album Review: Soft Sounds from Another Planet by Japanese Breakfast

On July 14th, Japanese Breakfast released her latest album, Soft Sounds from Another Planet through Dead Oceans Records. Soft Sounds from Another Planet shows a certain depth that makes the genre of indie-pop (the word indie makes me ralph) unfitting for the artistic endeavors of Michelle Zauner/Japanese Breakfast. In a recent interview with Out.com, Zauner discusses the … Continue reading Album Review: Soft Sounds from Another Planet by Japanese Breakfast

Album Review: We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service

A Tribe Called Quest set the bar even higher for future hip hop musicians with stellar sampling, amazing lyrics, and their signature clean sound on their latest album. We got it from Here...Thank You 4 Your service honors the late Phife Dawg and inspires hope simultaneously. The excitement and high expectations that followed Tribe's flawless Saturday Night Live performance were not … Continue reading Album Review: We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service

Album Review: Until the Hunter by Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions

Here's the shorthand version of my opinion/experience with Until the Hunter by Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions: I love sad music I have no idea what I'm doing with my life I love feeling validated by Hope Sandoval Colm Ó Cíosóig is fun to spell Crying but also feeling warm and happy in the end Here's … Continue reading Album Review: Until the Hunter by Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions

Album Review/Concert Recap: Willows Weep by Flesh Panthers

I have a big heart for Chicago bands and little record stores, so the release party for Willows Weep at Bric-A-Brac Records was a great time. Before showcasing their new album and new refined sound, Flesh Panthers saluted their punk and garage roots with opening bands Ego and Faux Furrs. All three bands put on an incredible, … Continue reading Album Review/Concert Recap: Willows Weep by Flesh Panthers

Album Review: Head Carrier by Pixies

Pixies have changed their sound from the days of Doolittle or even the recent Indie Cindy, yet their most recent release, Head Carrier, still feels like a collection of throwbacks. For the most part, it's the type of album you would hear playing as you browse the CD section in FYE at your local shopping mall, but it also offers … Continue reading Album Review: Head Carrier by Pixies

Album Review: Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Before I listened to the album, I had a lot of preconceived notions. I thought that Nick Cave's macabre lyrics and haunting voice would cut through me the second I pressed play. I thought that this album would be especially dark, following the death of Nick Cave's son in 2015. Skeleton Tree delivers the emotional intensity one expects, … Continue reading Album Review: Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds