Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo

Avi Buffalo -Avi Buffalo Indie pop with psychedelic swirls from a bunch of 19 years old kids.  Maybe I’m getting old, but kids this young just shouldn’t be able to make music this mature.  That being said, immature track titles such as  Five Little Sluts and Summer Cum set my mind at ease…it seems 19 year olds are still 19… Read more →

The Roots – How I Got Over

The Roots – How I Got Over It’s been over 8 years since The Roots put out an album that comes close to their live experience.   After witnessing  their stage show, I always felt their recorded material fell flat.  How I Got Over does not seem flat at all.  Quality hip-hop has been hard to come by recently, but this… Read more →

The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang

The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang The Jersey boys do it again!  Their follow-up to one of my favorite albums of 2008, The ’59 Sound, contains more of their Bad Religion meets Springsteen sing-along songs about life, death, girls and cars.  A great anthem album about America that sounds even better on the day the USA progresses to the Round… Read more →

Nevermore – The Obsidian Conspiracy

Nevermore – The Obsidian Conspiracy The seventh album from the Seattle progressive metal band is really good.  How good is it compared to past releases?  I don’t know…it’s the first I have heard.  But if you like progressive and traditional metal with clean vocals, you’ll like this album. Nevermore – And The Maiden Spoke Reviews: PopMatters 8/10 Angry Metal Guy… Read more →

Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives

Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives Full disclosure:  I like almost anything Nas does and think he’s the true King of East Coast Hip-Hop.  I am intrigued by the dark continent.  I do not like reggae music.  That being said, I am really feeling this album lately.  Is it a classic?  No.  Is it a little too preachy?  Yes. … Read more →

B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray

B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray Guest verses from Lupe Fiasco, T.I., Janelle Monáe and Rivers Cumo?  Charting #1 on the Billboard 200 with his debut release?  If you type The Adventures into Google, it will auto-fill with this guy.  B.o.B seemed to come outta nowhere and now he’s everywhere.  I fought liking this album because of that fact,… Read more →

The Tallest Man on Earth – Wild Hunt

The Tallest Man On Earth – Wild Hunt Disappointing at first, this album has grown on me.  I still don’t think it’s as good as Shallow Grave, but it’s definitely one of the best folk albums I’ve heard in some time.  Like Deer Tick or early Dylan, you’ll either love or hate The Tallest Man on Earth‘s voice.  After one… Read more →

Lucky Soul – A Coming Of Age

Lucky Soul – A Coming Of Age The sophomore album from the London-based retro-pop group fronted by the beautiful Ali Howard shows why they are they are the band to beat when it comes to 60’s pop-revival. Lucky Soul – Woah Billy! Reviews: PopMatters 8/10 Chromewaves mixtape maestro Read more →