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 – Amy Winehouse “Lioness: Hidden Treasures”

Fans have been clamoring for new Amy Winehouse material since the legend-making Feburary 2008 Grammy Awards. Winehouse appeared via satellite from London in a last minute switch, reportedly due to visa issues stemming from her already well-known troubles with the law....

Album Review – Korn “The Path of Totality”

A lot of things that you'd never expect to go together work out well. Bad Brains were the first to mix hardcore punk and reggae and they became legends. Vampire Weekend mixed indie rock and world music to critical acclaim. Even Aerosmith and RUN DMC impressed the...

Album Review – The Black Keys “El Camino”

Akron, Ohio indie-blues band The Black Keys are at a crossroads. It's a story as old as indie rock itself: respected underground group releases a critically-acclaimed album (2010's Grammy-winning "Brothers") that gets a wee-bit more mainstream...

Album Review – Nickelback “Here and Now”

It's an indisputable fact that everybody hates Nickelback. When confronted with the often overlooked idea that these Canadian purveyors of mindless, generic post-grunge have sold a combined 21 million albums across 6 releases, you can't help but ask yourself a...

Album Review – Chris Cornell “Songbook”

For some reason though, the Soundgarden singer always seemed like a grunge outsider. One has trouble picturing him hanging around with Mudhoney or Tad. Maybe it was his habit of always appearing shirtless in public. Cornell has never really had an agenda other than...

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