Arthur Russell, “World of Echo” Review

Experimental music often lacks a human touch. In its rejection of common musical tropes to create something daring and unprecedented artists often make the mistake of leaving out powerful emotion, which creates the impression that no one is meant to like the music. It is meant for hipsters and self-serious jackasses who listen to music to establish credibility rather than for enjoyment (bad experimental music, … Continue reading Arthur Russell, “World of Echo” Review

Hozier, “Wasteland, Baby!” Review

It’s 2014, you’re flipping through radio stations or skimming through Spotify’s New Releases, and suddenly the familiar tune of “Take Me to Church” begins to play. This song took the world by storm, peaking at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Hozier’s unique voice and instrument heavy sound had young children singing along, and adults connecting with the true message. Now, a long 5 years later, … Continue reading Hozier, “Wasteland, Baby!” Review

Denzel on Parade

Is punk dead? Denzel Curry definitely doesn’t think so, after his incredible rendition of Bulls on Parade by Rage Against the Machine. Triple J, an Australian radio station and popular Youtube channel, has provided the music world with off the wall covers by intermingling polar opposites of artists and music, and this recent cover by Denzel is no exception. Rage Against the Machine has been … Continue reading Denzel on Parade

Courtney Barnett and Sunflower Bean: A Recap

Hailing from Australia, Courtney Barnett has yet to falter in her powerful, highly expressive discography. Famous for her ability to turn stories of everyday occurrences into unforgettable melodies, her subject matter is just as captivating as her raw talent for the guitar. Now on the road, we had a chance to catch Courtney Barnett this past week at The Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum. Touring … Continue reading Courtney Barnett and Sunflower Bean: A Recap

Frank Ocean Blonde Review-Dissection, “A Sonic Gallery”

The story behind an album is always interesting to hear, the meaning behind the imagery painted in the songs is what shows us the beautiful worlds artists create. Frank Ocean isn’t just a master of storytelling through sounds, but a master of storytelling through words. Before Blonde, Ocean had released his mixtape Nostalgia, ULTRA, featuring hit singles “Swim Good” and “Novacane”, and his debut studio … Continue reading Frank Ocean Blonde Review-Dissection, “A Sonic Gallery”

Snail Mail Lush Review

Snail Mail first came on the alternative radar in 2016 with her debut Habit-EP, which hasn’t waned in relevance since. The solo project headed by female instrumentalist and vocalist Lindsey Jordan was only 17 when the EP was released, proving that impactful music doesn’t always come with age. Since then she’s been on joint tours, been featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Series, played some major … Continue reading Snail Mail Lush Review

Willow Smith ARDIPITHECUS Review

Willow Smith. You may know her from her celebrity parents, Jada and Will Smith, and her older brother, Jaden Smith, who has also made a name for himself in the music and acting industry. Despite growing up with such famous parents, Willow has shown that she has a unique and exceptional talent of her own. Many recognize Willow from her first single, “Whip My Hair,” … Continue reading Willow Smith ARDIPITHECUS Review

Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Review

If someone declares themselves an Arctic Monkeys fan, there’s a decent chance that their interaction with the group was restricted to hearing “Do I Wanna Know?” on the radio in early 2014. However, for those that have been following the British alt/indie band since Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not, the group’s newest album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, certainly came as … Continue reading Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Review

Jack White Boarding House Reach Review

Jack White, king of experimentation, wanders into a new type of sound with his recent album Boarding House Reach. White’s unique oddity seems like it may be an acquired taste, and those expecting him to crank out another “Seven Nation Army” are most likely to be disappointed. The electrifying blend of black roots meeting White’s signature dark rock makes this record inherently weird. The head-first … Continue reading Jack White Boarding House Reach Review

Leon Bridges Good Thing Review

Leon Bridges has been God’s gift to music for the past three years. The DFW native came to the forefront of modern R&B with his debut Coming Home which blended classic style soul with modern R&B, which left critics and fans in awe of his seamless binding of origin stories, religious connections, and modern love. Since the debut, Leon Bridges has been a featured artist … Continue reading Leon Bridges Good Thing Review