Tre Said – All Those City Lights

    I received a request to review All Those City Lights, the debut album from Tre Said, a power trio from Barcelona. They have a pretty unique sound, the best comparison I could think of is vocals are similar to Cold War Kids, but the music is a lot heavier, closer to Royal Blood. It’s a pretty consistent album throughout. Most of the songs … Continue reading Tre Said – All Those City Lights

J. Cole – KOD

Adrian requested J. Cole – KOD. Full disclosure I don’t like most hip-hop, especially current hip-hop, so if I hate this album don’t get mad. The into had some jazz music with a lady talking over it. Was surprised to see it had 4 writers. Not a great intro but I find it’s rare when an album has a worthwhile intro. I was happy when … Continue reading J. Cole – KOD

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures

Wrong Creatures, Black Rebel Motorcycles 8th album, starts off with DFF, a spacey sounding song. It sounds like it’s building up to something but then just ends. That rolls into Spook which has a good groove, solid, but nothing too exciting. Things start to get going with King of Bones. Dark, deep fuzzy guitars. This could easily be a Queens of the Stone Age song. … Continue reading Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures

Weezer – Weezer (Black Album)

Weezers 13th album and 6th self-titled album. And if you count their cover album it’s their 5th album in as many years, so we know where they stand on quantity vs. quality. This album strays a bit from their usual formula. Can’t Knock the Hustle has Latin rhythms. A lot of the tracks have piano, acoustic guitars, or electronic instruments. It also marks their 99th … Continue reading Weezer – Weezer (Black Album)

Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending

Always Ascending, the 5th album by Franz Ferdinand. Nick McCarthy, guitarist from the beginning left the band before this album and so Franz went more of an electronic/disco route for this album. Always Ascending starts off real strong. I’m thinking, Disco Franz, yes please. Then Lazy Boy begins and I’m thinking this album is going to be really good, but it got pretty monotonous by … Continue reading Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending