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By Scott Interrante On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

One Direction: Made In the A.M.

One Direction Made In the A.M. (Columbia) Releasing five albums in five years is no small feat—not to mention doing so while going on world tours between each release. Managing to make each album better than More...

By Scott Interrante On Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Marina and the Diamonds: Froot

Marina and the Diamonds Froot (Atlantic) Pop stars often use their third album to showcase their “authenticity.” In a way, Froot is Marina and the Diamonds’ attempt to do just that. But Marina and the Diamonds More...

By Scott Interrante On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Chadwick Stokes: The Horse Comanche

Chadwick Stokes The Horse Comanche (Ruff Shod Records) Twenty years into his career, Chadwick Stokes, primarily known for his work with college rock legends Dispatch and his politically-minded State Radio project, More...

By Scott Interrante On Thursday, November 27th, 2014

One Direction: Four

One Direction Four (Syco Music) Boy bands aren’t supposed to make it to their fourth album, at least not while they’re still relevant. Backstreet Boys, *NSync, and Take That all have three albums from their More...

By Scott Interrante On Monday, November 17th, 2014

Nick Jonas: Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas Nick Jonas (Interscope) If we’re getting technical, this is really Nick Jonas’s third solo album. Before the Jonas Brothers released any music, Nick, coming off his then-recent success on Broadway, More...

By Scott Interrante On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The Kooks: Listen

The Kooks Listen (Virgin EMI) Listening to the latest album by British rock quartet The Kooks, it’s hard to recognize them as the same band that put out jangly pop albums like Junk of the Heart or Konk. More...

By Scott Interrante On Thursday, September 4th, 2014
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Ariana Grande: My Everything

Ariana Grande My Everything (Republic) For the sake of full disclosure, I should explain that I have been a gigantic fan of Ariana Grande’s for many years. I was first aware of her when she was in the Broadway More...

By Scott Interrante On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Kimbra: The Golden Echo

Kimbra The Golden Echo (Warner Brothers) There’s a phrase, “Everything but the kitchen sink,” used to describe something as overindulgent or overstuffed. It typically has a negative connotation, but on New More...

By Scott Interrante On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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5 Seconds of Summer: 5 Seconds of Summer

5 Second of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer (Capitol Records) 5 Seconds of Summer is objectively not a boy band. They don’t dance, they all play their own instruments, they (co)write their own songs, and there’s More...

By Scott Interrante On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Michael Jackson: Xscape

Michael Jackson Xscape (Epic Records) A posthumous album from the world’s greatest pop star was inevitable. In fact, this will surely not be the last one we see either. It’s something that we should try to More...