Tag Archives: Album Review

90FM Album Review: Kaki King-“Glow”

If you ever find yourself in the mood to sport a kilt, paint your face, and sprint topless across the Scottish highlands with Mel Gibson at your side, than Kaki King’s newest album ‘Glow’, released October 9th, is perfect for you. Then again, if that isn’t your plan, this album is still probably perfect for you. King, the first of ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?

Last year I had the opportunity to be present at Bon Iver’s hometown show in Eau Claire WI, the show without surprise was superb. I’ve been to several Bon Iver concerts and one of the biggest perks of them is their choice in opening acts. I’ve been musically graced with the Daredevil Christopher Wright, the Rosebuds, and more recently and ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet on Sky

Formed in Amherst, Massachusetts’ in 1984, Dinosaur Jr. was the brainchild of guitarist J. Mascis and bassist Lou Barlow, who had previously played together in High School. With the break-up of their first band ‘Deep Wound’ came a slew of lineup changes, before Mascis and Barlow were eventually joined by drummer Emmett “Murph” Murphy III. The trio went on to ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

Dirty Projectors have attracted a number of comparisons to other artists throughout their relatively long 10 year span as a band, ranging from the pop singer Beyoncé to progressive rock musicians of old (to which frontman David Longstreth says “Frank Zappa I ****ing hate.”) Whether Longstreth likes it or not, one can clearly hear many influences in their latest July ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: Dark Dark Dark – “Who Needs Who”

From their base of operations in Minneapolis, Dark Dark Dark has been winning hearts with their earnest, soulful blend of Americana Folk music and Jazz ever since debuting in 2008 with The Snow Magic. Originally conceived back in 2006 as a collaborative project between songwriters and lead vocalists Nona Marie Invie and Marshall LaCount, the band has cycled through a ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: Poor Moon

Poor Moon is a recently formed band featuring two ex-members of Fleet Foxes, Christian Wargo and Casey Wescott, alongside the brotherly duo Ian and Peter Murray. Following up on their debut EP Illusion, the band has released their first full-length self-titled album. Poor Moon, like Fleet Foxes, seems to bend a lot of musical conventions, with the style of the ... Read More »

Dan Deacon – America

Simply amazing, Dan Deacon’s fresh new album “America” could be played for any occasion, situation, or atmosphere. It brings a smile to your face and a tear to your eye in the same song. The kind of music that makes you get off your rear and dance the night away. If you are sick of the same old tired homework ... Read More »

90 FM Album Review: Bob Dylan – “Tempest”

Tempest, Bob Dylan’s 35th studio album, is yet again another work that continues his late career renaissance since 1997’s classic Time Out of Mind. Over the last fifteen years, Dylan has released, in my eyes, two albums that are among the best in his cannon (the aforementioned Time Out of Mind and 2001’s Love and Theft), two very solid efforts ... Read More »

Grizzly Bear – “Shields”

I’m going to kick this review off boldly, Shields has potential to launch Grizzly Bear to the next level. What level is that you ask? Why it’s the same level the Arcade Fire and Bon Iver achieved, this album has potential Grammy nod written all over it. I apologize to hipsters every­where that read that last sentence and cringed with ... Read More »

Animal Collective – Centipede Hz (Centipede Hertz)

Animal Collective has been a mainstay in the indie music scene for a long time now. Composed of David Portner (Avey Tare), Noah Lennox (Panda Bear), Brian Weitz (Geologist), and Josh Dibb (Deakin), the group put out their first album under the collective moniker in 2003. Since then the band has put out a total of six albums, and grown ... Read More »