Two Sides of the Same Coin: Review of “LOVE + FEAR” by MARINA

Once upon a time, there was a solo artist whose stage name sounded like a band: Marina and the Diamonds. She was well-loved with three successful albums, especially the ambitious Electra Heart. And then one day she decided to drop the Diamonds and just go by MARINA. Why? I don’t know. Maybe because too many [...]

Rapid Reviews: A Review of Albums by Jade Bird, Lizzo, and LSD

Jade Bird by Jade Bird This self-titled debut was easily one of my most anticipated releases of the year. And it did not disappoint. Jade Bird is indie/Americana heaven. It’s no wonder Bird’s music is loved by indie, alternative, and country fans alike. This album will make you feel like you’re at Woodstock (and what [...]

Lowkey Great: A Review of Albums by PUP & Haley Reinhart

Morbid Stuff by PUP The best way to describe PUP is that they’re the angry version of The Front Bottoms. The lyricism and vocal stylings are strikingly similar, though the delivery stands in stark contrast. This is alternative with a dash of emo. Morbid Stuff is an ode to being an edgy, angsty teen and [...]

Double Take: A Review of the Debut Albums of Wallows and Billie Eilish

Nothing Happens by Wallows The day I discovered one of the vocalists for this band is Dylan Minnette from 13 Reasons Why is the day my entire worldview changed. How can someone be involved with something so great and something so horrible? It’s a mind bender. Fortunately, it doesn’t in the least take away from [...]

Glass Half Full: A Review of “The Black Album” by Weezer

About two months ago, I reviewed Weezer’s cover album. I called it lazy and pointless, which I still maintain. But it didn’t kill my hope for the Black Album. After all, I’d enjoyed the singles. Perhaps the Black Album would be just the comeback Weezer needed. Alas, it is not. Out of the ten tracks [...]

The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: A Triple Review of “OK, I’M SICK,” by badflower, “Betty” by Betty Who, and “Head Above Water” by Avril Lavigne

Within the past couple weeks, many albums from all different genres have dropped. Only a few stood out to me. “OK, I’M SICK” by badflower sparked my interest because I’ve liked a couple of their songs in the past. “Betty” by Betty Who stood out for the same reason. “Head Above Water” by Avril Lavigne [...]

Backstreet’s Back, All Right!: A Review of “DNA” by Backstreet Boys

I grew up in a Backstreet Boys household. My mom listened to the Backstreet Boys, therefore I listened to the Backstreet Boys. I’m not well-versed enough with N*SYNC’s music (aside from their two biggest hits), so I don’t know if they’re truly the lesser boy band. But that’s what my biased heart says. Even so, [...]

What’s the Purpose?: A Dual Review of “Heard It in a Past Life” by Maggie Rogers and “Teal Album” by Weezer

I know, what the hell? A new blog post on a Sunday? Usually there's But today I felt motivated to write, so you're getting a double review. You're welcome. Every album ever made has been made with a purpose. At least, that’s how it should be. Why make a body of work if you don’t [...]