Lively

The Weight of These Wings
Chaosmosis
Adrenalin Baby: Johnny Marr Live
9 Amazing
Pageant Material
The Magic Whip
8.5 Great
Hi Honey
9 Amazing
Rebel Heart
Chasing Yesterday
9.5 Amazing
New

Album Reviews | Paul McCartney – New (2013)

Of the Fab Four, Paul McCartney turned out to have the longest, most successful, and ultimately most interesting solo career. While the Rockcrit establishment has deservedly branded John Lennon‘...

9 Amazing
Hesitation Marks

Album Reviews | Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks (2013)

After close to two decades of only (at best) sporadic productivity, Trent Reznor appears to have found a way to exorcise his demons (both internal and external), delivering Nine Inch Nails‘ firs...

9.5 Amazing
In a Tidal Wave of Mystery

Album Reviews | Capital Cities – In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)

Capital Cities may be somewhat derivative — their sound is heavily indebted to Phoenix‘s 21st century brand of synth pop — but they’re catchy as hell, as evidenced by the meteo...

8.5 Great
Annie Up

Album Reviews | Pistol Annies – Annie Up (2013)

Country music made a huge crossover splash this year, as two of the genre’s brightest young stars, Ashley Monroe and Kacey Musgraves, delivered debut LPs — Like a Rose and Same Trailer Dif...

9 Amazing
Same Trailer Different Park

Album Reviews | Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park (2013)

Country may not be my thing, but I dig Kacey Musgraves, and truthfully, she may not even be country, at least not in the traditional sense. Her approach is more melodic — the foundations of the ...

9.5 Amazing
Old Sock

Album Reviews | Eric Clapton – Old Sock (2013)

Once you have listened to the following albums, then maybe give Old Sock a shot:

6 Fair
The Messenger

Album Reviews | Johnny Marr – The Messenger (2013)

Although Johnny Marr left the Smiths back in 1987, 2013‘s The Messenger is his first solo album, and it’s a good one. Aside from the excellent 1984 B-side (and 1985 single) “How Soon...

9 Amazing
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