The Killers – Imploding The Mirage

After a couple side projects from lead singer Brandon Flowers, post-punk revivalists The Killers stormed back onto the scene with 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful and show no signs of slowing down. Often thought of as a highly influential band that left many imitators in their wake, their latest project sees them smartly sticking to a couple … Continue reading The Killers – Imploding The Mirage

HAIM – Women In Music Pt. III

After a couple of agonizing delays for this massive fan of their debut, pop-rock sister trio HAIM’s third studio album has finally arrived. While Days Are Gone was a gamechanger as HAIM exploded onto the scene with their sharp songwriting and pristine rhythms, the added sheen of production and looser song structure on their follow-up … Continue reading HAIM – Women In Music Pt. III

The 1975 – Notes On A Conditional Form

Polarizing and provocative pop-rock outfit The 1975 have only striven harder and harder to make the kind of experimental and mind-opening music to match what often comes across as delusions of grandeur and strained connections of their work to global activism as their careers have progressed. After somewhat of a breakthrough with their past album, … Continue reading The 1975 – Notes On A Conditional Form

Halsey – Manic

Alt-pop singer-songwriter Halsey’s third studio album Manic is meant to be a journey into the way her mind works – named after her bipolar disorder, formerly referred to as manic depression. Sonically, it’s certainly a fitting title as the project dips tentatively into quite a few genres, all smoothed over with the glossy psychedelic pop … Continue reading Halsey – Manic

Rapid Fire Reviews (The 1975, Meek Mill, Rita Ora)

The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships British pop-rock band The 1975’s third studio album is easily their most experimental and ambitious, diverting from the typical straightforward guitar-driven anthems to a diverse and discordant array of genres with central themes of attacking the political landscape and our dedication to social media and technology. … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (The 1975, Meek Mill, Rita Ora)

Mitski – Be The Cowboy

One of the most consistently critically acclaimed artists in the indie community, indie-pop and alt-rock singer-songwriter Mitski returns with her 5th studio album and first following her major-label breakthrough with Puberty 2. Be the Cowboy is a similarly eclectic and intentionally off-kilter collection of brief and often existential tracks. Blending her unassuming, indie-leaning vocal work … Continue reading Mitski – Be The Cowboy