Music Reviews

This Old Dog: Mac DeMarco Grows Up

“Look in the mirror — What do you see? Someone familiar but surely not me,” Mac DeMarco croons at the opening of his third full-length album, This Old Dog. The theme of aging and unfamiliar maturity pervades the rest...
By Allison Beer | May 4, 2017 | Featured Story, Music Reviews

DAMN.: Kendrick’s Appropriately Named New Album

Damn. Coincidentally the best word, or at least the explicit most likely uttered when listening, to describe the rapper extraordinaire Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated album DAMN. Released on Good Friday, April 14th, it is only fitting that the album...
By Joe Hayden | May 1, 2017 | Featured Story, Music Reviews

Cross Country’s Gum / Awful: Local in More Ways Than One

Cross Country tends to release music in installments, adding a few songs to their discography once a year since September of 2015. Their latest, a January 2017 release titled gum / awful—after its two tracks “gum” and “awful”—feels like...
By Meg Matthias | April 25, 2017 | Featured Story, Music At Miami, Music Reviews

Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy: Two Reviews, One Album

Our writers, after meticulous studying of Father John Misty’s newest contribution to 2017’s music scene, have come to different conclusions and numerical ratings on his controversial album Pure Comedy. Read their interpretations below, pick a side, or not. In...
By Sam Phillips | April 19, 2017 | Featured Story, Music Reviews

Highly Suspect Bring High Energy on Sophomore Album

This album delivered every level of greatness I expected from Highly Suspect. You get the same high energy and angst as their previous album Mister Asylum. They also did a beautiful job telling stories with their lyrics, each one...
By Brandon Bissell | March 27, 2017 | Music Reviews

Drunk: Admirable But Forgettable

Thundercat is 32-year-old Stephen Bruner from Los Angeles, California. Professionally a session musician, Thundercat was raised in a family of musicians. Around 2008 he began to expand beyond session musicianship as his craft and work towards a solo career...
By Michael Reimer | March 8, 2017 | Music Reviews

Bon Iver’s 22, A Million Defies Expectations of The Mainstream

22, A Million is not easily consumed. It’s not the same faux-hipster coffee shop music found on acclaimed previous releases from Bon Iver, 2007’s For Emma, Forever Ago and 2011’s Bon Iver, Bon Iver. It’s an art piece that...
By Allison Beer | October 6, 2016 | Featured Story, Music Reviews

Calm After The Storm: The Japanese House Releases Single Off New EP

“Face Like Thunder” was released by The Japanese House on September 27, 2016, and is the first single off of their upcoming EP, Swim Against the Tide. This track takes The Japanese House’s style and adds clarity to it,...
By WMSR Admin | October 3, 2016 | Music Reviews

Frank Ocean’s Blonde Lives Up to the Hype

Blonde, released on August 20, 2016, is the markedly anticipated second studio album by Frank Ocean, and came out one day after his surprise visual album Endless. Before delving into the gorgeously desolate and personal chef-d'oeuvre that is Blonde,...
By Mike Crow | September 22, 2016 | Featured Story, Music Reviews

Porches Singles Out Their Sound

Pool, released on February 5th, 2016, is the second full-length album from Porches, the project of singer-songwriter Aaron Maine. Pool marks a distinct shift from 2013’s Slow Dance in the Cosmos, and it seems as if Maine is finally...
By Allison Beer | February 28, 2016 | Music Reviews

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