Album Reviews

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 2-16-24 – 2-22-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024

75K EAUs is abysmal

Sneak Peaks: New Album releases 3-1-24 – 3-7-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024

contenders for the best punk rock around

UK Top 10 Albums 2-23-24 – 2-29-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 24, 2024

worse than I remembered it being

The Early Bird: Top New Albums 2-23-24 – 2-29-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 23, 2024

the indie gorgeousness of mood and quiet desperation

Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 22, 2024

Taylor was no longer my secret

Brief Encounters: New Albums 2-16-24 – 2-22-24 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 21, 2024

punk blasts of energy

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 2-23-24 – 2-29-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 18, 2024

even by her through the roof skills the three singles we’ve heard have been masterpieces…

UK Top 10 Albums 2-16-24 – 2-22-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 17, 2024

worse than I remembered it being

The Early Bird: Top New Albums 2-16-24 – 2-23-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 16, 2024

Sometimes this sound is called Black Americana but it is just Tomas being Tomas

Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 15, 2024

Eleven weeks at the top of Billboard 200 back when that meant something

The Kinks “Arthur (Or the Fall and Decline of the British Empire)” Album Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | February 14, 2024

Ho-hum, another classic Kinks release

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 2-2-24 – 2-8-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 13, 2024

I think the grade expresses my opinion of Toby Keith, except for Red, White And Blue which is a little too jingoistic for my taste

The Kinks, “The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society” Album Review

By Steve Crawford | February 11, 2024

an argument for conservatism in the classical sense of the term

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 2-16-24 – 2-22-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 11, 2024

the two songs I’ve heard have been fine

UK Top 10 Albums 2-9-24 – 2-15-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 10, 2024

what to do with these women?

Album Pre-Review: Composer Randy Edelman: “Around the World in 80 Minutes”- A Live Solo Piano/Song/Score Recording Via Tribeca Records

By admin | February 10, 2024

In all cases they are beautiful

Taylor Swift’s Eponymous Debut (“Taylor Swift”) Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 8, 2024

if not naive then certainly innocent

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 2-2-24 – 2-8-24 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 8, 2024

He reminds me of Dave Alvin

The Kinks, “Something Else by the Kinks” Album Review

By Steve Crawford | February 7, 2024

“I had achieved everything I set out to do creatively and I was 22 years old.”

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 1-26-24 – 2-1-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 7, 2024

while the Grammys may disagree, Morgan’s # 1 was the best album of the year

Best Albums Of 2024 Alphabetically By Artist Ending January 31st, 2024

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2024

deep cuts and great covers

Best Of 2024: Albums by Artist In Order Of Preference Through January 31st

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2024

an anemic month for long players…

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 2-9-24 – 2-16-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2024

neither a reunion nor a cover band

UK Top 10 Albums 1-26-24 – 2-2-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 3, 2024

I’ll give him the title track

The Kinks, “Face to Face” Album Review

By Steve Crawford | February 3, 2024

The lack of commercial success did not correspond with the quality of the material.

Brief Encounters: New Albums 1-26-24 – 2-1-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 2, 2024

a self portrait and clear eyed rapper as gangsta boom bap

Tribeca Records Unveils Epic & Historic Live Album: Randy Edelman “Around the World in 80 Minutes”

By admin | February 1, 2024

songs performed live in New York, Boston and London by the world acclaimed composer.

The Kinks, “Well Respected Kinks” and “The Kinks Greatest Hits!” Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | January 30, 2024

It’s a coin flip

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 1-19-24 – 1-25-24

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2024

singles have been excellent -the best January of the 2020s, but albums haven’t kicked into gear

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 2-2-24 – 2-8-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 28, 2024

has already dropped an ace single and a Tricky remix…

UK Top 10 Albums 1-26-24 – 2-1-24

By Iman Lababedi | January 27, 2024

The new Green Day isn’t as great as I initially thought but it’s damn close

The Kinks, “The Kink Kontroversy” Album Review

By Steve Crawford | January 25, 2024

confident, smart, tuneful, hard rocking, and endearing

James Brown And His Famous Flames’ “Good, Good Twistin’ With James Brown” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 25, 2024

this simple compilation has with withstood the test of time

Brief Encounters: New Albums 1-19-24 – 1-25-24

By Iman Lababedi | January 24, 2024

The Beatles from arms length

The Kinks, “Kinkdom” Album Review

By Iman Lababedi | January 23, 2024

some real treats and some minor pleasures but is ultimately bogged down

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 1-12-24 – 1-18-24

By Iman Lababedi | January 22, 2024

21 Savage + 23 + Morgan

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 1-26-24 – 2-1-24

By Iman Lababedi | January 21, 2024

the best indie band left standing

UK Top 10 Albums 1-19-24 – 1-25-24

By Iman Lababedi | January 20, 2024

reinforces my indifference

The Kinks, “Kinda Kinks” Album Review

By Steve Crawford | January 20, 2024

transitioned away from their early raw period

The Early Bird: New Album Releases 1-19-24 – 1-25-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 19, 2024

the highest standards

Brief Encounters: New Albums 1-12-24- 1-18-24

By Iman Lababedi | January 18, 2024

snapping at Pablo Pesos ankles

The Kinks, “Kinks-Size” Album Review

By Steve Crawford | January 17, 2024

ultimately suffers from weak and inconsistent material

The Kinks, “You Really Got Me” Album Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | January 15, 2024

a young act who were much more spirited than accomplished

Short Term Kinks

By Steve Crawford | January 10, 2024

Only in the world of the Kinks would a song as important as “All Day and All of the Night” not be included on a proper album

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 12-29-23 – 1-4-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 8, 2024

a variant on Eras in the top ten four times… again

UK Top 10 Albums 1-5-24 – 1-11-24

By Iman Lababedi | January 6, 2024

A BORING START TO WHAT FEELS LIKE A BORING YEAR

The Early Bird: Top New Albums 1-5-24 – 1-11-24 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 5, 2024

riffarama ding dong

Brief Encounters: New Albums 12-29-23 – 1-4-24 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 4, 2024

like the Ramones

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 12-22-23 – 12-28-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 2, 2024

an overload of Christmas albums and 1989 on top

Best Albums Of 2023: Alphabetically By Artist

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2024

before Screaming Females say goodbye…