Alternative Rock

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
Artist: 
Mallory Knox
Label: 
Search and Destroy and Epic Records

Mallory Knox is a band from the UK that has recently gained popularity in the post-hardcore scene in America. Asymmetry is a good album overall, but I think it's really lacking something to keep me listening. Every song is pretty good but at the same time it's not something that I'm excited to listen to. Mallory Knox's music definietly has post-hardcore elements to it but for me, I hear the alternative rock elements more and it personally bores me. Some of the songs on Asymmetry are definitely catchy but I wouldn't say every song is super interesting.

Sounds Like: 
Don Broco
Sounds Like: 
We Are the Ocean
Name: 
Danielle Perry
Date Reviewed: 
09/22/2015
Artist: 
Drenge
Label: 
Infectious

This is a solid follow up album to Drenge's  debut self titled album. This record has a lot of energy and some heavy guitar riffs. They added a bassist to this record which is adds to their sound. They stick to their garage rock sound but also show some classic rock influences.They kind of remind me of Joy Division mixed with the Ramones if that makes sense.  If you're into some post grunge and feeling a little punk this is definitely a solid listen. 

Sounds Like: 
Royal Blood
Sounds Like: 
Pulled Apart By Horses
Name: 
Daniel Clark
Date Reviewed: 
04/09/2015
Artist: 
Godhunter & Amigo the Devil
Label: 
Independent

If you have ever been on the fence about killing your wife, then this is the album for you! This album is dark, but it sounds great. Short album only two songs and the first song is about murdering his loved one. It is pretty graphic but hte langauge is clean. The sound itself is heavy acoustic guitar, an some electric. It sounds like Tom Waits and Johnny Cash hybrid. That is the best way I can describe it. Give it a listen. If you have a metal show or are feeling a little edgy play it. Like it and decide wether your going to kill a &%@$ or not.

Sounds Like: 
Johnny Cash
Sounds Like: 
Tom Waits
Name: 
Vincent Dominguez Jr.
Date Reviewed: 
02/20/2015
Artist: 
Austin Plaine
Label: 
Wevolve Music

This album is amazing!! I had difficulty choosing which tracks I would reccommend because they are all so good. Every song has a different beat and rhythm, there is a song for almost any mood you are in. This is Austin Plaine's first album, he is the next best hit so watch out! It will not be long before this man is on the top charts of folk-rock music. This album is brilliant from start to finish. Austin Plain has honest and genuine lyrics with such a unique sound that makes you feel good. Perfect album for long drives and brightening your day.

Sounds Like: 
Ryan Adams
Sounds Like: 
Gregory Alan Isakov
Name: 
Sivanne Almog
Date Reviewed: 
04/20/2014
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