Lowrider – Refractions Review

When you think of a typical Swedish landscape, the desert probably isn't the first thing to come to mind. But with bands like Truckfighters, Monolord, and Graveyard, Sweden has been fertile grounds for all things desert rock. Lowrider are also an important member of the scene, but the band holds the honor of being among … Continue reading Lowrider – Refractions Review

Astrid S – Trust Issues Review

Astrid S first caught attention with her hit single “Breathe” in 2017; a catchy pop song that borders on the EDM spectrum of music.  With “Breathe”, Astrid S offered top-shelf production, great vocals that hardly seem overly manufactured in production / auto-tuned if at all, and lyric writing at a higher level than the typical … Continue reading Astrid S – Trust Issues Review

Iron & Wine/Calexico – Years to Burn Review

In Years to Burn, Iron & Wine and Calexico team up for their second collaboration since 2005.  With 14 years between projects, expectations were bound to be fairly high from fans of both artists.  Years to Burn adequately meets those expectations and provides something that is familiar from the artists’ styles, but is advanced upon … Continue reading Iron & Wine/Calexico – Years to Burn Review

Weezer – Black Album Review

Wowee, everyone - This is a bad one! Weezer’s Black Album is another chapter in the band’s nosedive into lousy music.  The Black Album follows Pacific Daydream, the band’s last project of original music.  Pacific Daydream was completely devoid of any real power behind its tracks, amounting to a very bland and very safe record. … Continue reading Weezer – Black Album Review