Electronic Rock

Artist: 
Particle Kid
Label: 
Hen House Studios

This is definitely not a conventional album and I am not sure how I feel about that.

Sounds Like: 
Grizzly Bear
Sounds Like: 
Willie Nelson
Name: 
Hibah Ilyas
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
Arcade Fire
Label: 
Merge

There is a difference between substance and exploiting the current political strife as a central theme in an incredibly hollow, lackluster song. Arcade Fire's newest single, "I Give You Power," is a shining example of this difference. I am a long time Arcade Fire fan. They were probably the first band that I truly fell in love with. The band has a special place in my heart and always will. That being said, I am incredibly disappointed in the lack of musical talent put forth into "I Give You Power."

Sounds Like: 
LCD Soundsystem
Name: 
Brooke Blizzard
Date Reviewed: 
01/26/2017
Artist: 
Jimkata
Label: 
Self-released

Jimkata is a really good electronic rock band that somehow went under the radar. Based off the Planetary summary, I was expecting another run-of-the-mill pop band that had a few decent instrumentals mixed in with some vocals from a guy with an awkwardly high voice. Luckily, I was wrong. It felt like the summary was struggling to find ways to make this album appealing but actually there's a lot to say. In Motion doesn't fall short of its praise.

Sounds Like: 
Deerhunter
Sounds Like: 
Imagine Dragons
Name: 
Henry Jensen
Date Reviewed: 
02/24/2016
Artist: 
Ratatat
Label: 
XL Recordings

Ratatat’s newest album, Magnifique, came out over summer but you should definitely play it once a show because it is just that good. Known for their guitar driven electronic rock sound, Mike Stroud and Evan Mast take their experimental baroque-esque sound to a whole new level with extremely clean beats layered on top of melodies headed by a pedal steel guitar (The title song “Magnifique” is a great example of this, one of the slower dreamy songs.)

Sounds Like: 
M83
Sounds Like: 
MGMT
Name: 
Payton Wells
Date Reviewed: