Chris Stapleton – Starting Over

Ever since dropping his 2015 debut, Traveller, Chris Stapleton has been regarded as one of the greatest vocalists in his genre, if not the music industry at large. Three years removed from his From A Room double album, he returns with a blank slate of an album cover – but don’t be fooled into thinking … Continue reading Chris Stapleton – Starting Over

The Internet – Hive Mind

R&B/funk collective The Internet, now on its 4th studio album after the disbanding of parent group Odd Future, unleashes the collection of subdued, effortlessly cool tracks Hive Mind. Their young producer Steve Lacy, already making hits with other big name artists like Kendrick Lamar, brings his multi-instrumentalist skill to the complex jazz-funk instrumentals here, while … Continue reading The Internet – Hive Mind

Rapid Fire Reviews (Post Malone, Janelle Monae, Leon Bridges)

Post Malone - Beerbongs & Bentleys Breakout artist of the year Post Malone plays it safe on his first album since exploding into the mainstream, offering over an hour of the same admittedly very addictive and fun formula that made “Rockstar" one of the year’s biggest hits. Malone is a master at making the kind of … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Post Malone, Janelle Monae, Leon Bridges)

Rapid Fire Reviews (The Decemberists, Jack White, Diplo)

The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl The Decemberists return with a delightfully melodic and cynical take on the state of the world, taking a much more electronic path than their previous works and relying more on synths. The band named New Order as a major influence for the project and it definitely shows. While the … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (The Decemberists, Jack White, Diplo)

Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1

Fresh off his Grammy win (and Album of the Year nomination!) for his debut album, Traveller, Chris Stapleton is back to offer another brief compilation of tracks showcasing his outstanding voice. From A Room: Volume 1 blends together Stapleton's brand of outlaw country music with aspects of soul, blues and southern rock, genres which better accommodate the … Continue reading Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1

John Mayer – The Search For Everything – Wave One

This is really the last week before interesting projects are going to start dropping in rapid succession once again, so forgive me for reviewing a 4-song EP this week - the picking are very slim and the story behind its release is quite interesting indeed. Ubiquitous singer-songwriter and impressive guitarist John Mayer is back for … Continue reading John Mayer – The Search For Everything – Wave One