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By Samantha Blackwood On Monday, November 6th, 2017
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Sisters of Mercy – Some Girls Wander By Mistake

Sisters of Mercy Some Girls Wander By Mistake (Warner Music UK) The 4 LP re-issue of Sisters of Mercy’s Some Girls Wander By Mistake focuses on the early years of the band’s career. It includes an array More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
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METZ: Strange Peace

METZ Strange Peace (Sub Pop Records) Since their debut in 2012, METZ have shown no signs of slowing down. Strange Peace is no different. “Mess of Wires” gets right into the action with heavy, ceaseless drumming, More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Jhené Aiko: Trip

Jhené Aiko Trip (Def Jam Recordings) Jhené Aiko’s Trip opens with “LSD,” concisely setting the tone for this extremely personal R&B album tinged with psychedelia. The second track “Jukai,” delves deep More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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The National: Sleep Well Beast

The National Sleep Well Beast (4AD) Their first album since 2013s masterful Trouble Will Find Me, The National’s Sleep Well Beast starts off strong and confident with “Nobody Else Will Be There.” This intro More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Daniel Caesar: Freudian

Daniel Caesar Freudian (Golden Child Recordings) Toronto singer/songwriter Daniel Caesar’s Fruedian starts off with the catchy, but soft single, “Get You” (featuring Kali Uchis). The subtle funk of the More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Sizzla: I’m Yours

Sizzla I’m Yours (FX Music Group) Every reggae fan is familiar with the prolific Sizzla. I’m Yours is his third album this year alone (along with Fought for Dis and Welcome to Judgement Yard). Sizzla’s More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Aminé: Good for You

Aminé Good for You (Universal Records) “Veggies” is a strong, unexpected, and string heavy intro. The track features Ty Dolla $ign, and eventually moves into some typical trap lyrics mixed tinged with clever More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life

Lana Del Rey Lust for Life (Interscope Records) Lana Del Rey’s highly anticipated Lust for Life starts off strong with two back-to-back singles. First is the gently swaying and summery “Love.” It’s lush More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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Daley: The Spectrum

Daley The Spectrum (BMG/ The End Records) The Spectrum begins with the appropriately named “Introlude.” Simple synths and layered vocals crescendo to establish the atmosphere and lead into the album’s first More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Washed Out: Mister Mellow

Washed Out Mister Mellow (Stones Throw Records) Singer/ songwriter/ producer Ernest Greene (better known as Washed Out) really lives up to his chillwave and dream pop labels on Mister Mellow. It starts off a little More...