Review: Paramore’s Excellent ‘After Laughter’ Masks Depression With Cheery New Wave

As with all great art, Paramore's new album After Laughter is an expression of real life and real feelings. It reflects what's been...

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Review: Michelle Branch Is Reborn On Long-Awaited Comeback ‘Hopeless Romantic’

At the beginning of the century, you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing a Michelle Branch song blasting through...

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Review: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness Pushes Into New Territory On Surprising ‘Zombies On Broadway’

Two years and a half years ago, Andrew McMahon released his first album under his new Wilderness moniker. 2014's Andrew McMahon...

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Review: The Weeknd Shines Bright On ‘Starboy,’ One Of The Best Albums Of 2016

The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) is one of those rare talents that seemingly comes out of nowhere before entrancing you with...

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Review: Bruno Mars Trades In Charm For Riches On ’24K Magic’

Bruno Mars has had an enviable career so far. After writing songs for other artists as he struggled to be...

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Review: Metallica ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’: Thrash Is Back!

Hardwired... To Self-Destruct is arguably the most anticipated metal album of 2016. It’s been 8 years since Death Magnetic came...

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Review: Alicia Keys Navigates Personal & Social Issues Earnestly On ‘Here’

Ever since Alicia Keys burst onto the music scene 15 years ago, she's had important things to say with the...

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Review: Green Day Is Back On Top With ‘Revolution Radio’

Green Day’s career arc has been one most bands would envy. It’s rare for a band to continue strong for...

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Review: Banks Boasts Vulnerability & Defiance On Dazzling ‘The Altar’

Banks emerged quietly yet suddenly, impressing with her 2014 debut album, Goddess. It followed a series of EPs the year before,...

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Review: ‘Sorceress’ Strikes Balance Between Old And New Opeth

It’s been a while since Opeth left their death metal origins behind to focus on a more melodic, late '60s...

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Review: Amy Lee’s ‘Dream Too Much’ Is A Sweet Family Adventure

If you want to turn into a pile of mush, Dream Too Much may be just the album for you. Amy...

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Review: Gavin DeGraw Finds Perfect Balance On ‘Something Worth Saving’

Since he first came out in 2003, Gavin DeGraw has made music that is timeless. He somehow combines relatable, guy-next-door ease...

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Review: Garbage’s Dark ‘Strange Little Birds’ Is Their Best Album In Years

In 2014 Garbage began working on their sixth studio album, the follow-up to their 2012 comeback record, Not Your Kind...

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Review: Gwen Stefani Confesses Love & Loss On Superb ‘This Is What The Truth Feels Like’

After a few tumultuous years, Gwen Stefani is back with her first solo album in a decade, This Is What...

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Review: Simple Plan’s ‘Taking One For The Team’ Perfectly Blends Familiar Pop Punk & New Experimentation

Simple Plan's new album, Taking One For The Team, has been long in the making. The band first started writing...

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Review: Lana Del Rey Masterfully Balances Old Cinema & Other-Worldly Opulence On ‘Honeymoon’

Lana Del Rey's last album, Ultarviolence, came out only a year ago. It showed depth and a clear evolution in...

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Review: Ghost Is Better Than Ever On Grandly Vintage New Album ‘Meliora’

Ghost is back with their third album, Meliora, a name which tellingly means "the pursuit of something better." As with...

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Review: Hilary Duff Makes Strong Pop Comeback With ‘Breathe In. Breathe Out.’

Hilary Duff has been out of the game for a while. Once a teen queen of cheery pop songs, Hilary put...

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Review: ‘Drones’ Is Muse’s Best Album In A Decade

Muse has spent the last decade growing ever bigger and more grandiose. From humble beginnings in the south of England, the...

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Review: Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece By Piece”

It's been a bit since Kelly Clarkson released a full pop album. While it's been nearly four years since her...

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Review: Periphery’s “Juggernaut: Alpha” & “Juggernaut: Omega”

Periphery's concept album Juggernaut has been long in the making. It started as guitarist Misha Mansoor's plan for an extended...

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Review: Fall Out Boy’s “American Beauty / American Psycho”

The wait is finally over! Fall Out Boy's new album - their 6th - is out today, and it's something...

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Review: OK Go’s “Hungry Ghosts”

OK Go is band that changes with every album. For the last decade they've been known primarily for their unique,...

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Review: “Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness”

Andrew McMahon is one of those artists that isn't afraid to reinvent himself. And not just once - he's transformed...

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Review: Amy Lee’s “Aftermath”

The moment is finally here: Amy Lee has just released her first solo album, Aftermath. The music was written for...

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