Karmin – Leo Rising

Karmin's third studio album is independently released after being dropped from their record label in the wake of disappointing studio effort Pulses. While this new album does unfortunately stick with the same pop-leaning and derivative sound, falling out of alignment with the creatively produced rap covers and great harmonies which characterized their rapid start on YouTube, … Continue reading Karmin – Leo Rising

Carly Rae Jepsen – E-MO-TION: Side B

Coming off one of the strongest pop albums of the decade, Carly Rae Jepsen and her contingent of masterful writers and producers celebrate the 1 year anniversary of breakthrough album E-MO-TION with a collection of B-Sides. These do their part to continue the all-out sugar rush that the parent album started. Each one of these … Continue reading Carly Rae Jepsen – E-MO-TION: Side B

Lindsey Stirling – Brave Enough

EDM violinist and YouTube superstar Lindsey Stirling steps up the dance factor on her third studio album, bringing in more well-known producers and features to further propel her into the public consciousness. The combination of pounding, dubstep-influenced beats with her signature rapid-fire violin sound that we've come to love from her since her first viral … Continue reading Lindsey Stirling – Brave Enough

Young the Giant – Home Of The Strange

Young the Giant's third studio album attempts to forge a new sound for the band, veering towards a political path and implementing more complex instrumentation and distorted vocals, but still ends up falling under the same umbrella as other contemporaries at times. Still, this is a high quality alternative record and the musicianship displayed is … Continue reading Young the Giant – Home Of The Strange