Pop-Rock

12

Artist: 
Sloan
Label: 
Yep Roc Records

Sloan is a pop rock band from Nova Scotia. They have been around since the 90s and this is their twelfth album.

Sounds Like: 
Weezer
Sounds Like: 
Teenage Fanclub
Sounds Like: 
Supergrass
Name: 
Taylor Griffith
Date Reviewed: 
04/24/2018
Artist: 
You Me At Six
Label: 
BMG Rights Management (UK)

You Me At Six have a very modern pop-punk-rock sound. I think people who listen to the more traditional top 100 songs could still find a track from this album that they would like. This band has adopted many styles from more traditional punk-rock to garage-rock to rock ballads. When I listened to the first track on the album, I thought of No Church In The Wild by Kanye West because of the beat in the beginning. (You may or may not think so...)

Sounds Like: 
The Script
Sounds Like: 
The Killers
Sounds Like: 
Simple Plan
Name: 
Hibah Ilyas
Date Reviewed: 
02/06/2017
Artist: 
Crying
Label: 
Run For Cover Records

Beyond the Fleeting Gales is New York based powerpop/ pop rock band Crying’s full length debut on Run For Cover Records.

Sounds Like: 
Slime Girls
Sounds Like: 
Anamanaguchi
Name: 
Jack Maloney
Date Reviewed: 
10/24/2016
Artist: 
Sub-Radio Standard
Label: 
Sub-Radio Standard LLC

Not all of the songs sound the same, but there are a few I am sure you will swear you have heard before! The singer has a nice range, and sounds beautiful on mellower parts, but the angsty pop and power chord choruses are not anything too innovative. From upbeat piano to piano balads, most of the songs build up but then let me down. Maybe it's just me. If you want a love song, almost any of these would work. They sound like something that could catch on, but with a small audience. Oh, well; that's something.

Sounds Like: 
Parachute
Sounds Like: 
This Providence
Name: 
Gretchyn Kaylor
Date Reviewed: 
02/24/2015
Artist: 
Panic is Perfect
Label: 
Sparkledust Records

Despite the "Tears for Fears" ish ablum cover they don't sound much like them. This album was really good. It kind of sounded like a mix between New Politics and Walk the Moon. All of these songs on the album kind of make you just want to jump up and down. Their musis has a neat vibe to it. A lot of it would be good for radio play if you want something that is catchy yet unique. 

Sounds Like: 
1. Walk the Moon
Sounds Like: 
2. New Politics
Name: 
Caitlin Brenton
Date Reviewed: 
02/15/2015
Artist: 
Night Lights
Label: 
Self Released

Boston-based, this four piece band’s first album is very indie pop with dreamy melodies and synth-y beats. The tracks on this album feature catchy melodies that are danceable, and other tracks that are bob-your-head easy listening tunes—really making this a very agreeable sounding first album. Lyrically, Night Lights delves into topics such as self-discovery and community, which makes this album much more personal and intimate. The overall album has a very good flow and each of the tracks are distinctive, making it a dynamic and catchy album.

Sounds Like: 
The 1975
Sounds Like: 
Night Terrors of 1927
Sounds Like: 
Phoenix
Name: 
Erinn Fung
Date Reviewed: 
02/14/2015
Artist: 
OK GO
Label: 
BMG

OK GO is back. You'll remeber this band from all of their innovative music videos and car commercials. Well they are back and amped up for more. This album is more electronic than their previous ones. Lots of synths and every song has a party beat. This band will always come with surprises at every turn, using new and creative methods to come up with the best sound. Definite multimedia approach, a showcase of multiple instruments. Basically you can't go wrong with this album because it will add flair to your show.

Sounds Like: 
Coldplay
Sounds Like: 
Beck
Name: 
Lauren Wexler
Date Reviewed: 
11/04/2014
Artist: 
Taymir
Label: 
Self-Released

Hailing from Netherlands, this four piece band fuses heavy electric guitar melodies and a resonating drumbeat, mixed with rough but pleasant vocals, for a very 60’s influenced pop-rock sound. This is a two-track album with a third listed track which is just the band members teaching you how to say their band name—just so you know, it’s pronounced “tai-meer”. The two songs are very punk-rock pop sounding that is very upbeat, and reminds me of a super pop-y early version of the Artic Monkeys.

Sounds Like: 
Artic Monkeys
Sounds Like: 
King Tuff
Sounds Like: 
The Strokes
Name: 
Erinn Fung
Date Reviewed: 
10/14/2014
Artist: 
The CO
Label: 
Sorted Noise Records

The first thing that I noticed about this album was how the first two songs sound exactly like each other, with slightly different lyrics. As I listened to the rest of the album, I began to realize that every other song was very similar to the other. With the being said, the album is lacking variety. a pop-rock sound, The Co is a trio band from Nashville made up of Collin Brace, Troy Akers and Nate Fleming. While this album is definitely catered to the mass audience.Their style is comparable to those of The Fray, or a more teeny-bopper version of One Republic.

Sounds Like: 
The Fray
Sounds Like: 
One Republic (isn)
Name: 
Samantha Fung
Date Reviewed: 
03/26/2014
Artist: 
Graham Colton
Label: 
Graham Colton Music

Graham Colton’s album features catchy tracks, a beautiful voice, and lyrical imagery that showcase a range of sounds where none of the tracks sound the same and each song embraces a different instrumental motif. The melodies and choruses are well structured and all very memorable—they’ve been stuck in my head all week. This album has synth flourishes textured with a psychedelic-rock-pop sound that complements the lyricism and nicely brings this album together.

Sounds Like: 
The Killers
Sounds Like: 
Bright Eyes
Name: 
Erinn Fung
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2014
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