Artist: 
Jose James
Label: 
Blue Note

Jose James' new album "Love In The Time Of Madness' features a wide variety of R&B ranging from smooth R-Kelly-esque to groovy, Undercover Brother, 70's type music. Jose's voice is very smooth, I definitely would not play this music around your significat other, otherwise they will probably leave you to pursue Jose. This album is very romantic and laid back, good wine and coooking music

Sounds Like: 
The Prom Night Slow Dance Song
Sounds Like: 
When the Romantic Comedy Movie Starts Leaning More Towards The Romantic PArt
Name: 
Patrick Baker
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2017
Artist: 
Jose James
Label: 
Blue Note

Jose James' new album "Love In The Time Of Madness' features a wide variety of R&B ranging from smooth R-Kelly-esque to groovy, Undercover Brother, 70's type music. Jose's voice is very smooth, I definitely would not play this music around your significat other, otherwise they will probably leave you to pursue Jose. This album is very romantic and laid back, good wine and coooking music

Sounds Like: 
The Prom Night Slow Dance Song
Sounds Like: 
When the Romantic Comedy Movie Starts Leaning More Towards The Romantic PArt
Name: 
Patrick Baker
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2017

Interview with Morten Bergeton "Teloch" Iverson of Mayhem and Nidingr

Teloch: Hey what’s up fuckers.

Artist: 
CLAVVS
Label: 
CLAVVS

CLAVVS, or claws' album "World Underwater", features some fun tracks, the first song on the CD, Silver Tongue, is your classical sort of spectral trip hop, it features a girl saying "Tell me what youre made of" over and over which seems to get a little redundant throughout the song, it seems as they made a cool 20 second beat and lyrics and just said, "hey that was pretty cool I guess lets turn it into a song" and just sort of copy and pasted it a few times, there are a few deviations here and there but the first song isn't ground breaking at all.

Sounds Like: 
The Background music for most car commercials
Sounds Like: 
The background music to "How to" video on the computer where the instructions are typed in notepad
Name: 
Patrick Baker
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2017
Artist: 
CLAVVS
Label: 
CLAVVS

CLAVVS, or claws' album "World Underwater", features some fun tracks, the first song on the CD, Silver Tongue, is your classical sort of spectral trip hop, it features a girl saying "Tell me what youre made of" over and over which seems to get a little redundant throughout the song, it seems as they made a cool 20 second beat and lyrics and just said, "hey that was pretty cool I guess lets turn it into a song" and just sort of copy and pasted it a few times, there are a few deviations here and there but the first song isn't ground breaking at all.

Sounds Like: 
The Background music for most car commercials
Sounds Like: 
The background music to "How to" video on the computer where the instructions are typed in notepad
Name: 
Patrick Baker
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2017
Artist: 
Craig Finn
Label: 
Partisan

I'll get my biases out right now: Craig Finn is my favorite lyricist of all time. He also is the frontman of The Hold Steady, who are undoubtedly my favorite band of all time. I can't possibly put into words what his work means to me, so I'm not even going to give it an attempt.

Sounds Like: 
Mountain Goats
Sounds Like: 
Paul Westerberg
Name: 
Nick Kivi
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2017
Artist: 
Dan The Man
Label: 
Bright Antenna Records

Circadian Circus by the drummer of The Wombats, comprises of songs that have a very pop folky and upbeat sound to but at the same time, very laidback. The lyrics are intriguing as a lot of it pertains to our feelings of the society we live in today. "Not As Far As It Looks" a.k.a Self Help Song is a very upbeat and cheery song, reminding us to live in the present. "Waiting For Love" is one of the more slower and sadder songs. "K-O'd Reprise" is essentially the singer storytelling with music playing in the background.

Sounds Like: 
Little Comets
Sounds Like: 
Will Joseph Cook
Sounds Like: 
The Wombats
Name: 
Joann Kohng
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2017
Artist: 
Mozart's Sisters
Label: 
Arbutus Records

Overall, there was much potential to be had in this album. Unfortunately, it seemed almost like it was trying too hard to be experimental while simoultaneously trying to be mainstream, lowest common demoninator music. What I mean in that is that the energy it builds throughout the album is wasted by subpar drops, at half the tempo of the actual buildup. Baroque Baby is just a cluster; the unsycopated vocals with the arpegiation just makes it sound chaotic and out of time.

Sounds Like: 
Calvin Harris
Sounds Like: 
Zedd
Name: 
Kenny Bartz
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2017
Artist: 
Foreign Family Colective
Label: 
Odesza Record Label

This album I happened to partner up with my friend, a hardcore fan of EDM and House music, and had him voice is own opinion on the music, but we were both in relative agreement about the quality of the sound. Overall, the album is a wonderful representation of two contrasting sounds, and introduces almost two entirely separate subgenres that, while wholesomely unique unto themselves, offer a singularly fantastic introduction into the world of House music. The first track is very pleasant, more of a happy and joyous sound, and it makes the listener want to jump in and dance to the beat.

Sounds Like: 
New Order
Sounds Like: 
Eric Prydz
Name: 
Kenny Bartz
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2017
Artist: 
Johnossi
Label: 
Universal Music

Blood Jungle by the Sweden based rock duo, Johnossi, consists of some aggressive, powerful and moderately angsty songs. You can hear a variety of genres in the songs with unique vocals. Although "Air is Free" and "Hands" are not FCC clean, the songwriting for these two songs are defintely worth a listen. "Hey Kiddo" also is a very upbeat song with a catchy tune. "Weak Spots" and "Got Your Gun" are perhaps the most rock-style songs of the album.

Sounds Like: 
The Ark
Sounds Like: 
Caesars
Name: 
Joann Kohng
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2017