Release date: May 18, 2018 Rating: 4.9/5 James Bay got a haircut, and you can hear it on Electric Light. The follow-up to Bay’s debut 2014 record, Chaos and the Calm, Electric Light is Bay 2.0. Chaos is a very solid compilation, but it listens like pre-haircut Bay: surprisingly interesting, but unable to escape the […]Read More JAMES BAY — ELECTRIC LIGHT
Release date: May 11, 2018 Rating: 4.3/5 With their first studio release in five years — following 2013’s AM — Arctic Monkeys divulge from their more traditional rock sound into a psychedelic fever dream seemingly influenced by David Bowie, The Beatles, The Eagles, and Beat Happening, with the poetic underpinnings of Bob Dylan and the […]Read More Arctic monkeys — tranquility base hotel & casino
Release date: May 4, 2018 Rating: 3/5 stars There were definitely bigger — both in name and stature — albums to review this week, like Rae Sremmurd’s insane 27-track SR3MM (although, the typical 12-ish track length does come from limited space available on vinyl and, later, CDs, so, I suppose, in the digital age, there […]Read More OOKAY — WOW! COOL ALBUM!
Release date: April 27, 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Beerbongs & bentleys is Post Malone’s second 18-track album in two years, and I’m not upset about it. But — I hate to say — this album doesn’t need to be this long. The first five tracks are all relatively similar, although “Spoil My Night” does have some […]Read More POST MALONE — beerbongs & bentleys
Release date: April 20, 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 “River,” the lead single tearing up the charts from Church of Scars is now certified gold after being featured on the second season of Scream, and it deserves it. I’m not totally sure how Briggs did it, because this is her first release — period — but I’m […]Read More BISHOP BRIGGS — CHURCH OF SCARS
Release date: April 20, 2018 Well, its 4/20 ya’ll. There are definitely tons of pot shops around Seattle with mega-good deals, but, honestly, what better way to celebrate than listening to a reggae collaborative album between Sting and Shaggy? In honor of being transparent, I want to preface this piece by saying that, unless you […]Read More SHAGGY AND STING — 44/876
Release date: April 13, 2018 I have decided, because of this album, to stop including grades in my reviews, because I honestly don’t know what I would give Joyride. It functions both as a comedy album and and R&B album…..but not as a comedy R&B album. Clocking in at only 36 minutes — and that includes […]Read More TINASHE — JOYRIDE