80s throwback

Artist: 
Rip 'N Time
Label: 
Bosue Recordz

This mini-album or EP-type-thing from Rip ‘N Time is proof that you should not judge a book (or album) by its cover. The bizarre colored pencil of the portrait of the band gracing the cover of the CD looks like something out of a middle school student’s notebook and right off the bat I expected it to be awful. It wasn’t that bad.

Sounds Like: 
Ariel Pink
Sounds Like: 
Ducktails
Sounds Like: 
Van Halen
Sounds Like: 
the 80s
Name: 
Brett Botting
Date Reviewed: 
10/30/2013
Artist: 
Diamond Rings
Label: 
Astralwerks

Free Dimensional is Diamond Rings' second full length release, and he continues to come up with catchy song after catchy song. Free Dimensional is full of hooks and melodies that will lodge themselves in your brain and refuse to leave, like on the tracks Put Me On and A to Z. The album is full of bright synths that make it sound like an 80s dance throwback album. The album is a little inconsistent between the tracks Put Me On and A to Z as the tracks in between are hit and miss.

Sounds Like: 
Depeche Mode
Sounds Like: 
Twin Shadow
Name: 
André Pettman
Date Reviewed: 
10/22/2012