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Gym Class Heroes’ latest album, The Papercut Chronicles II, was worth the wait. Front man Travie McCoy brings the band to the next level with inventive rhymes and a killer back beat that will keep you moving throughout.
Love II is both AvA’s fourth album and the final release in the Tom Delonge-led project’s ‘Love trilogy’ including the first Love album and the 2011 space-narrative film Love. With the release of Blink-182’s newest album just a few months ago, it is definitely a good year to be a Tom Delonge fan.
For over a decade Coldplay has been streaming from our speakers, dancing through the air and finding their way into our hearts. With their newly released album Mylo Xyloto, they have most certainly proved why they have dominated the airwaves and will continue to do so for years to come.
Soon after listening to the first track you realize Noel Gallagher was set out to prove he was the better half of Oasis. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds opens with “Everybody’s on the Run,” and it’s nothing short of epic. Ever since a version of it from a sound check was leaked on YouTube, Oasis fans have awaited a finalized version.
A Place Where the Sun is Silent is a miserable excuse for an album. Unfortunately for Epitaph Records, the Raleigh, North Carolina natives produced a 16 song album for a niche that, while small, still hasn’t died out. This album is the epitome of bad; it is not pop but leans heavily towards it with many four chord songs, while also trying to appear tough with the rougher vocals that never truly fit into any of the songs.
In Mayday Parade’s third studio album self-titled, Mayday Parade, the pop-punk band from Tallahassee, FL proves that they have staying power.
With Lil Wayne’s critically acclaimed Carter III going platinum in the first week and winning a Grammy for Rap Album of the Year, the Carter IV had very high expectations. With hits like “A Milli” and “Got Money” that stood the album apart from many others in 2008, Wayne manages to do the same in 2011.
The greatest strength of ‘I’m With You’ as an album is the display of a band unafraid to mix up the formulas that have worked for them, even now, almost three decades into their career.
It has been 30 years since Stevie Nicks broke away from Fleetwood Mac to release her first solo album, and her latest effort, In Your Dreams is perhaps her best since.
Manchester Orchestra has returned with their third album and with the release of Simple Math its fair to say that they’ve come back better than ever.
Andy Hull (rhythm guitarists, singer, and songwriter) shines on Manchester Orchestra’s latest creation. Hull’s vocals are backed by solid percussion solos and heavy bass fingerings.