Deliverance is an album decoded entirely by its name and loved through one solid listen. Carefully crafted, River City Extension's latest release is passionate and expansive, and they show us that despite hardships, they're completely in control of their sound and future. And it's looking pretty bright.
Transmission Alpha Delta jumps from something in line with progressive speed metal, to pop punk, to classic rock. Variety is a great thing on an album when it’s done well, but it’s unclear what’s really going on in the case of this album, and there’s not much of an incentive to find out.
Vetiver's sixth album is Complete Strangers, an appropriate title for songs that Cabic says, “share things in common but come from different places, different times.” This is a romantic idea, but we’re not sure it helped with the continuity of the album as a whole.
Posted on March 23rd, 2015 (11:00 am) by Nick Manai
The Go! Team's first album in four years, The Scene Between, finds band leader Ian Parton writing and recording on his own again. The result is a collection of endlessly exuberant songs that feel like they were recorded behind the buzz of a summer fling.