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