Rating: 3.8/5 Release date: June 29, 2018 Let’s Eat Grandma — potentially an even better band name than Peyote Ugly — is a distinctive British mix of Gwen Stefani and Lorde, with a little HAIM mixed in. The two childhood friends, Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, came out with their debut album, I, Gemini, in 2016, and the […]Read More LET’S EAT GRANDMA — I’M ALL EARS
Rating: 4.5/5 Release date: June 15, 2018 Fantastic Negrito, with his Please Don’t Be Dead, is a fantastic, nonsensical combination of Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz, Gary Clark Jr., and Ursula from The Little Mermaid. There is so much packed into this 38-minute dive into old-school rock and blues, from the high energy opening track, “Plastic Hamburgers,” to […]Read More FANTASTIC NEGRITO — PLEASE DON’T BE DEAD
Rating: 3.8/5 Release date: June 8, 2018 Dave Matthews Band — the current band consists of Dave Matthews, drummer Carter Beauford, saxophonist Jeff Coffin, trumpeter Rashawn Ross, and bassist Stefan Lessard, and keyboardist Buddy Strong is joining the band for the 2018 tour — has come a long way from their debut 1993 album, Remember […]Read More DAVE MATTHEWS BAND — COME TOMORROW
Rating: 5/5 Release date: June 1, 2018 Finding Dory is my all-time favorite movie. When it came out, I watched it no less than 15 times, and I cried every single time. It’s such an emotional investment, I almost never want to watch it again. It’s too much. That’s how I feel about “God’s Favorite […]Read More FATHER JOHN MISTY — GOD’S FAVORITE CUSTOMER
Rating: 4.1/5 “Over Me” is the third track from G-Eazy’s surprise three-song EP, The Vault, released on May 24 in celebration of his 29th birthday. G-Eazy has what I like to call “Chris Brown Syndrome” — he’s kind of a shit, and I want to hate him, but his music is just so good that […]Read More G-EAZY FEAT. RJ AND JAY ANT — OVER ME
Rating: 4.8/5 Release date: May 25, 2018 Jessie J’s R.O.S.E. is a beacon of love and femininity, written for everyone. The 16-track album is broken down into four smaller subsets (because of this, you’ll find it on Spotify under “singles” instead of “albums): Realizations, Obsessions, Sex, and Empowerment. Each album cover showcases a different black-and-white […]Read More JESSIE J — R.O.S.E.
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