Alternative Rock

Artist: 
The Griswolds
Label: 
Wind-up Records

This album is super catchy. They have a sound similar to that of New Politics, Smallpools and the Mowgli's. The song Out of my Head is probably the best song on the album and is super catchy and dancy, but the entire album is catchy and fun. All of the songs are somewhat electronic, alternative rock. Track7, Feels So Right, sounds like a Chromeo song and is catchy. Track 4 and Track 7 are interludes so I would avoid those unless you want a short song with very few vocals.

Sounds Like: 
Smallpools
Sounds Like: 
The Mowglis
Sounds Like: 
New Politics
Name: 
Sidney Whitmire
Date Reviewed: 
02/08/2017
Artist: 
Arbor Labor Union
Label: 
Sub Pop

Arbor Labor Union is a four piece band from Georgia whose first album under Sub Pop Records is titled "I Hear You". The album consists of nine tracks that all average out to be a solid five miniutes and forty-two seconds making well long road trips. The album consists of grungy, slow alternative rock with a little of the southern feel. It includes instrumental intros to every song with plenty of heavy drumming. 

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Sounds Like: 
Wilco
Name: 
DeRay Chatter
Date Reviewed: 
01/25/2017
Artist: 
F-71
Label: 
Independent

F-71 is the eponymous second EP from the band F-71, following 2015's Demos And... F-71 can best be described as punky garage rock.

First the highlights: the album is consistent in sound. The arrangements are all coherent in relation to each other, with no song sticking out in a manner that detracts. The whole affair is mixed and mastered well, additionally: the songs sound like they come from the same collection.

Sounds Like: 
Chastity Belt
Name: 
Grant L Williams
Date Reviewed: 
11/16/2016
Artist: 
Trashcan Sinatras
Label: 
VICTOR

This album is one of the best I have heard. I definetly enjoined all the songs! The music gets stuck in your head--but not the bad kind of stuck in your head, more like humming the tunes, bobbing your head to the drums or plucking your air guitar while strolling down the street kind of stuck in your head. The music is nice and smoothing with a bit of cosmic flare-- something nice to play while studying  or have running in the background.

Sounds Like: 
Arctic Monkeys
Sounds Like: 
Boston
Name: 
Hibah Ilyas
Date Reviewed: 
09/13/2016
Artist: 
Say Anything
Label: 
Equal Vision Records

Say Anything threw this album at their fans without any warning, pretty much overnight. I’ve been a Say Anything fan since I was 14 so initially this album really threw me off. Their last album Hebrews almost sounds like but I Don’t Think It Is took their sound one step forward. If you’re used to the really clean, high produced Say Anything, you’ll need some time to get used to this. That being said I really liked this album. It grows on you.

Sounds Like: 
Motion City Soundtrack
Sounds Like: 
Hot Hot Heat
Name: 
Alexis Walker
Date Reviewed: 
04/03/2016
Artist: 
Systema Solar
Label: 
Sambumbia

You know that song in a movie that plays in the background when the main characters are traveling to a foreign country? That's this song.

It's repetitive, fast and something in the beat makes you want to shake your hips. It a good song to have on your playlist so you seem a little more cultured. 

Sounds Like: 
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Name: 
Breeana Gonzalez
Date Reviewed: 
03/09/2016
Artist: 
Baroness
Label: 
Abraxan Hymns

Baroness is one of the biggest sludge metal bands out there right now. This genre draws a lot of influence from post punk and alt rock bands which really drew me to this band. I've never been a huge fan of metal but this is a perfect album for people who are not really into the extreme types of metal. This is their fourth full length album. This album is filled with some of their best hooks and melodies. The guy who produced the album has done a lot of stuff with the Flaming Lips which is definitely shown in the psychadelic influence of the record.

Sounds Like: 
Mastodon
Sounds Like: 
Foo Fighters
Name: 
Daniel Clark
Date Reviewed: 
01/23/2016
Artist: 
Coheed and Cambria
Label: 
300 Entertainment

After seven concept albums, several comic books, graphic novels and regular novels that explored the rich universe and characters of The Amory Wars, the mastermind behind Coheed and Cambria finally decided to make an album inspired by his own life rather than that of his science fiction world.

Sounds Like: 
3
Sounds Like: 
Mars Volta
Sounds Like: 
Porcupine Tree
Name: 
Felipe Moreno
Date Reviewed: 
11/03/2015
Artist: 
ONE OK ROCK
Label: 
Warner Bros.

ONE OK ROCK is a Japanese rock band that just recently debuted in the US but have gained signigicant popularity in Japan. This is their seventh album but is the English lyrics version and deluxe version of the album. This album features vocalists: Tyler Carter from the metalcore band, Issues, and Kellin Quinn from the pop-rock band, Sleeping with Sirens. I had already heard ONE OK ROCK before listening to this album and I had liked the couple of songs I had heard and after listening to this album I found that I like them a lot.

Sounds Like: 
My First Story
Sounds Like: 
SPYAIR
Name: 
Danielle Perry
Date Reviewed: 
10/06/2015