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 – Rihanna “Talk That Talk”

Since 2009, Barbados-born Rhianna has been in headlines a whole lot more often for her personal life than for her music. This isn't exactly a unique problem, but most pop-megastars on the world stage have the chops to back it up. Rhianna has had precisely one...

Album Review – YelaWolf “Radioactive”

When people talk about YelaWolf, it's pretty much impossible to not talk about Eminem. This isn't really his fault, though he might've been better off choosing a record company other than the one run by the world's only other respected white rapper....

Album Review – Kate Bush “50 Words For Snow”

Nobody would ever accuse Kate Bush of being overly prolific. "50 Words For Snow" is only her 2nd album of original material in 17 years. The last time she released an album, Tori Amos was a young upstart. Florence Welch was 8 years old when "The Red...

Album Review – Los Campesinos! “Hello Sadness”

A new album doesn't always need a new concept. For this seven-piece Welsh indie pop outfit, that much is perfectly clear. Their fourth album in just over 3 years doesn't tread water so much as drown in a river full of absolute sameness. "Hello...

Album Review – Drake “Take Care”

Back when Drake was known as Aubrey Graham, he was just one of the many stars of Canadian teen melodrama "Degrassi: The Next Generation". His character, Jimmy, lived for basketball. That is, until he was shot in the back and forced to live in a wheelchair...

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