Marshall Mathers LP 2 Review

  When you name your eighth album after your greatest body of work, you better make damn sure that you’re putting out something good. People will automatically expect it to meet a certain standard—and for me, Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP 2 has exceeded all expectations. Now if you’re waiting for a regurgitation of MMLP, you […]

Magna Carta Review

Can I get a what-what the hell am I listening to? Often heralded as one of rap’s greatest MCs, Jay-Z delivered his twelfth studio album earlier this month. Magna Carta…Holy Grail is a mediocre piece of work that falls short of greatness mostly because of disappointing wordplay. Even the album’s title is a mediocre effort. […]

Yeezus Album Review

Yeezus is 40 minutes and ten tracks worth of inflated egotism, rebelling against corporations, and really lame misogyny. The album opens up with something that sounds like Skrillex on a bad acid trip called On Sight. One of Kanye’s biggest strengths as a producer was taking samples from other songs and turning them into catchy […]

Fall Out Boy’s Save Rock and Roll Epic

Fall Out Boy’s Save Rock and Roll is a dance-hall-love-is-a-battlefield-epic-emo-versed  saga sprinkled with Patrick Stump’s catchy whoa’s, nah-nah-nah’s, ewws and ahhs to keep you singing along at the next concert you attend (like at The Fillmore Miami June 5th:)).  Pete Wentz’s lyrical contribution delivered again with thought-provoking, angsty, dark and dysfunctional relationship  prose.  These guys […]

Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City for the Intelligent Listener

This album delivers exactly what you would expect from Vampire Weekend.  Their smart and sophisticated lyrics definitely puts them in a unique place in modern rock.  The only real lyricist that can compete with frontman Ezra Kienig’s prose is Dashboard Confessional and The Postal Service frontman Ben Gibbard.  Some of my favorite lyrics on the […]

Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories Sizzles

Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories feels like the 70s disco era come back and I’m welcoming it with open arms.  You can’t help but tap your foot, pop your hip and nod your head to the grooves of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.  The French duo originally set out recording a largely computer generated […]