Tag: Album Review

Conan Gray takes us back in time in new album

Conan Gray released his third album, “Found Heaven,” on April 5, consisting of 13 songs with an album length of 36 minutes. The overall sound of this album is different from Gray’s previous releases. The album has a strong artistic aesthetic featuring a more ’80s-inspired pop-synth sound. Many songs draw […]

Vampire Weekend breaks out of genre cliché in new album

Vampire Weekend’s signature sound combines several elements. Punky riffs, indie pop, reggae rhythms and classical compositions collectively inspired by consistent West African percussion. It wasn’t until I listened to their new album, “Only God Was Above Us,” that I could piece this all together and understand what makes their songs […]

Lauran Hibberd gets delightfully personal in new album

English singer-songwriter Lauran Hibberd released her sophomore album “girlfriend material” last Friday. This pop-punk album follows Hibberd’s first studio album “Garageband Superstar” released in 2022. “girlfriend material” transports listeners to the early 2000s with its nostalgic sound and hints of teenage angst. A majority of the album consists of upbeat […]

Allie X has few standouts in new album

Canadian singer, songwriter and visual artist Alexandra Ashley Hughes, otherwise known as Allie X, has released her third studio album “Girl With No Face.” Filled with techno beats and vocalization capturing a seemingly quick descent into madness surrounding her position in society, Allie X’s character in this album demonstrates female […]

MGMT returns from hiatus to embrace the loss of life

The duo that make up MGMT are no longer starry-eyed undergrads. It’s been 17 years, to be exact, since their first project, “Oracular Spectacular.” Gone are those salad days of electric feels and poppy, psych-club hits. That much is apparent in their fifth studio album, “Loss of Life.”  They’ve traded […]