Album Reviews

Before you go and download that next full album, you might want to consider just a few select songs.  Read our album reviews, and then weigh in on the opinion with the comments below.

I try not to exclude any genres of music as I love them all.

Album Review – John Mayer “Born and Raised”

 It's difficult to review the music John Mayer creates as a separate thing from his reputation as an incorrigible douchebag. Take, for example, the quote I found to help illustrate his artistic intentions with Born and Raised: "Life is like a box of crayons," he...

Album Review : Marilyn Manson – Born Villian

Marilyn Manson, we hardly knew ye. Over a decade removed from his watershed moment, he's been giving pretty much the same interview he's been giving since shocking the world with his semi-lucid mission statements shortly after the Columbine massacre....

Album Review: The Wanted – “The Wanted”

You've seen it all before, America. From New Kids on the Block to N'SYNC to One Direction, The Wanted seem, in their short time in the American consciousness, to be aping a pretty familiar blueprint. The one thing that separates the golden-throated boy-band...

Album Review: The Dandy Warhols – This Machine

The Dandy Warhols are a curious case. Despite having only two hits, they seem to possess the same name-recognition factor that hugely popular, influential bands get. Sure, "We Used To Be Friends" is a decent song, but what else have they really done? Watching "Dig!",...

Album Review: Torche “Harmonicraft”

Torche refer to themselves as "crushingly melodic hard-rock." That's arguable. An accurate moniker for the Miami rockers would be something more along the lines of "Not-Quite Foo Fighters, but not so bad rock." If that sounds harsh, it isn't. Rock...

Album Review – Jack White “Blunderbuss”

Jack White hasn't really been boxed in as a member of the White Stripes for years now. He's been able to break new sonic territory with everyone from The Raconteurs to The Dead Weather, and that's not even counting the producing credits for everyone...

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