Album embraces a “dear diary” lyric style

For some artists, the diary format and the immediacy of the day can provide enlightenment and beauty in ways that artistic refining could never do.

Band captures spirit of a decade

“Fever to Tell” was an internationally gold selling album gaining much positive press, including being named New York Times’ album of the year.

Wilco’s 2002 album may be album of the year

“Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” pulled in a lion’s share of the notable album of the year stampings from press outlets, ranging the spectrum from independent-minded Webzines to, well, “Entertainment Weekly.”

Drum solos taken extreme

This album is so sincere that by the end of the article I will have exhausted my thesaurus’ synonyms and antonyms of the word “earnest.”

Atlas Sound’s second album more upbeat than expected

Over the past couple of years, I have made countless irrelevant analogies, pretentious statements, contentious contradictions and flat out dick-moves. Not only that, but I’ve spent some years as a music director, columnist, on-air personality, public speaker and all-around attention whore.

Band blends lyrical styles in sophomore album

Port O’Brien’s new album “Threadbare” works better as a full album and captures the experience of growth and change.

‘A Clear Blurr’ is the clear choice for ‘Blink 182’ faithful

Anything strongly reminiscent of Blink 182 is fine in my book. The relatively new pop-punk rock band A Clear Blurr is one such band, with a vibrant new album and a whole lot of potential.