Artist: 
High Sunn
Label: 
PNKSLM

Justin Cheromiah, aka High Sunn, released Missed Connections, his debut album after releasing much of his catalog on Bandcamp.

Sounds Like: 
American Pleasure Club FKA Teen Suicide
Sounds Like: 
Surf Curse
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
05/01/2018
Artist: 
Mint Field
Label: 
Innovative Leisure

I picked this album because the album cover is so beautiful and eye catching (no pun intended).

Sounds Like: 
Softer version of My Bloody Valentine
Sounds Like: 
Softer Version of Beach House
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
05/01/2018
Artist: 
A Place to Bury Strangers
Label: 
Dead Oceans

A Place to Bury Strangers have been a band for over 10 years and Pinned is the fifth album..

Sounds Like: 
Ringo Deathstarr
Sounds Like: 
Moon Duo
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
05/01/2018
Artist: 
Danny Green Trio Plus Strings
Label: 
OA2 Records

I have never listened to a full jazz album before, but this one was really excellent and I did not stop listening to it or skip through the songs. It's great to listen to while doing your homework because it keeps you focused and it isn't distracting with other sounds like vocals. However, if you like music with vocals then maybe this won't be the album for you. But you should give it a chance because it is beautiful music and the talent of these individuals to be able to put together this entire album is awesome.

Sounds Like: 
Kairos Sextet
Name: 
Sommer Yazzie
Date Reviewed: 
04/26/2018
Artist: 
Prof
Label: 
Rhymesayers Entertainment

Minnesota rapper Prof has been around since the early 2000’s.  Over the span of his career, Prof has released three studio albums, with his third being the recently released Pookie Baby. Pookie Baby Is interesting, but it never really hooked me throughout my multiple listens. There were a few stand out tracks like “Light Work” and “Time Bomb” which sound like your classic 2018 rap songs, but most of this album really just didn’t do it for me. My main criticism with this album is some of the tracks just come off as edgy and immature.

Sounds Like: 
Cecil Otter
Sounds Like: 
Sims
Name: 
Mike Chase
Date Reviewed: 
04/27/2018
Artist: 
Cardi B
Label: 
Atlantic Records

Bronx rapper, Cardi B, has just released her first full-length studio album titled, Invasion of Privacy, and I am honestly shocked with how much I enjoyed listening to it. This album comes in at 13 tracks in total, each feeling fresh and unique. It is apparent that Cardi poured all that she had into this album and let me tell you, it was all worth it. This isn’t just some half-assed trap album, this is an album filled with great beats, entertaining verses, and awesome features.

Sounds Like: 
Lil' Kim
Sounds Like: 
Nikki Minaj
Name: 
Mike Chase
Date Reviewed: 
04/27/2018
Artist: 
Kasbo
Label: 
Foreign Family Collective/Counter Records

All I gotta say is this album by Kasbo is all you need for a bad day or for a great day. It's very versatile and is downright beautiful and a blessing to your ears. It has everything you could ever want or need in a RPM album by the Foreign Family Collective. It's got good beats here and there, I gotta admit there are some cases where the beats and lyrics in some songs sound a little mainstream, but you might not think so. Give it a listen and see if you like it. 

Sounds Like: 
Odesza
Sounds Like: 
Whethan
Name: 
Sommer Yazzie
Date Reviewed: 
04/25/2018
Artist: 
GUM
Label: 
Spinning Top Records

Jay Watson, the Tame Impala drummer and man behind GUM, has released his fourth album, The Underdog, with this one definitely being the best one yet. Right off the bat, in "Introduction," you know it has to be someone from Tame Impala making this music. With heavy blending synths and vibrations that hit you in your very core, GUM's new album is sure to get you going in all of the great ways psych rock does. . Overall, its sounds is very 70s Europeans lo-fi punk that I could see in a super old music video of a guy wearing a neon windbreaker.

Sounds Like: 
Tame Impala
Sounds Like: 
Pond
Name: 
Arielle Devorah
Date Reviewed: 
04/25/2018
Artist: 
Mojave Nomad
Label: 
Standby Records

This band sounds a lot like portugal, the man. This album is very fun and upbeat, and by the time it's over, you want to start it over again. The songs are all about love, and they all have fast beats, and the lead singer's voice is a bit high pitch and pleasant to listen to. This album did not impress me much, it did not have much to offer outside of bands I have laready heard and is not super original. However, it was no means bad, and had an upbeat tune that was nice to listen to.

Sounds Like: 
Portugal, The Man
Sounds Like: 
Epsilona
Name: 
Jessica Murray
Date Reviewed: 
04/25/2018
Artist: 
MIEN
Label: 
Rocket Records

If you're into meditation, mind mending, or other things of that nature (will not mention because they are not legal), then this album is super super good for you. It is mesmerizing, and it sounds a lot like psych rock with less rock and a lot more psych. If you want background music for questioning the existence of god, heaven and hell, the meaning of life, and how all of these things coincide, then I would definitely listen to this album. This album is best played very very loudly either in headphones or with speakers and would sound super cool in the booth. 

Sounds Like: 
Dumbo Gets Mad
Sounds Like: 
Tame Impala
Name: 
Jessica Murray
Date Reviewed: 
04/25/2018
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