Album Reviews

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 9-29-23 – 10-5-23-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 9, 2023

a beyond lame 74,500 EAUs

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 10-13-23 – 10-19-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 8, 2023

high hopes for his sophomore effort

UK Top 10 Albums 10-6-23 – 10-12-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 7, 2023

Ed jumps the shark

Brief Encounters: New Albums 9-29-23 – 10-5-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 5, 2023

don’t let the greenbacks fool ya

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 9-22-23 – 9-28-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2023

Rod Wave’s 88K EAUs is so bad it might as well be no one

Best Albums Of 2023 Alphabetically By Artist Ending September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2023

twangy voice and banjoing songs with amazing creativity for a 90 year old

Best Of 2023: Albums by Artist In Order Of Preference Through September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2023

a new number # 2 and anything that adds another album will mean subtracting

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Albums 10-6-23 – 10-12-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2023

good luck at promoting his best album since Carrie And Lowell

UK Top 10 Albums 9-29-23 – 10-5-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 30, 2023

well deserves its perch

The Early Bird: Top New Album Releases 9-29-23 – 10-5-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 29, 2023

rough cuts, demos on cassettes including their greatest song “J.A.R.”

Brief Encounters: New Albums 9-22-23 – 9-28-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 28, 2023

Straight ahead old school early 70s rock

The Replacements — Tim (Let It Bleed Edition) (Rhino)

By Rob O'Connor | September 26, 2023

there is nothing to do here but praise

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 9-15-23 – 9-21-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 25, 2023

the Rod Wave album is beautiful soul and bumped Olivia…

UK Top 10 Albums 9-22-23 – 9-28-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 23, 2023

Busted to the side

Frank Sinatra’s “Duets” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 20, 2023

Sinatra remained his aloof, superstar self

Steve Crawford’s Recommended Albums of 1979 in Preference Order

By Steve Crawford | September 20, 2023

my list syncs up pretty well with the 1979 Village Voice Pazz and Jop

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 9-15-23 – 9-21-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2023

amazing creativity

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 9-22-23 – 9-28-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2023

back to the swinging party

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 9-1-23 – 9-7-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2023

the Elvis Costello of 2023 at the top

The ABCs of 1979 from Tom Waits to ZZ Top

By Steve Crawford | September 17, 2023

a smart, yet quite arch, young band finding their stride

UK Top 10 Albums 9-15-23 – 9-21-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 16, 2023

a sort of modern day This Year’s Model…

The Early Bird: Top New Album Releases 9-15-23 – 9-21-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 15, 2023

the rock opera never completed meets the AOR masterpiece

Brief Encounters: New Albums 9-8-23 – 9-14-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 14, 2023

a Grand Guignol goth work of extended genius

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Albums 9-15-23 – 9 – 21 – 23

By Iman Lababedi | September 12, 2023

If you want to hear Willie, why not hear him perform bluegrass?

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 9-1-23 – 9-7-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 11, 2023

not a classicist sense of rock at all

The ABCs of 1979 from James Taylor to Loudon Wainwright III

By Steve Crawford | September 11, 2023

legit rock star charisma

UK Top 10 Albums 9-8-23 – 9-14-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 10, 2023

duo who vibe off the likes of The Kills, The White Stripes, the Black Keys, etc…

Brief Encounters: New Albums 9-1-23 – 9-7-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 7, 2023

ambient rock meets hard rock in a set of the best shoegaze

The ABCs of 1979 from Gino Soccio to Tavares

By Steve Crawford | September 6, 2023

clearly aimed at the dance floor

The ABCs of 1979 from Roxy Music to Patti Smith

By Steve Crawford | September 5, 2023

A Chic album with different singers

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 8-25-23 – 8-31-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 4, 2023

not a classicist sense of rock at all

Best Albums Of 2023 Alphabetically By Artist Ending August 31st

By Iman Lababedi | September 4, 2023

his first album of new material since 2015 is his best in decades

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 9-8-23 – 9-14-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 3, 2023

if this is a return…

UK Top 10 Albums 9-1-23 – 9-7-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 2, 2023

love me some Burna Boy

The Early Bird: Top New Album releases 9-1-23 – 9-7-23

By Iman Lababedi | September 1, 2023

one of the better indie albums

Brief Encounters: New Albums 8-25-23 – 8-31-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 31, 2023

her absolute peak

The ABCs of 1979 from Mutiny to Teddy Pendergrass

By Steve Crawford | August 29, 2023

I love “Another Girl, Another Planet” more than I love my dog

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 8-18-23 – 8-24-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 28, 2023

Travis makes it a month

The ABCs of 1979 from Mass Production to Anne Murray

By Steve Crawford | August 27, 2023

slathered in happiness

The Early Bird Is Late: Top Five Albums 8-25-23 – 8-31-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 27, 2023

hard to overstate the case for Eric

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 9-1-23 – 9-7-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 27, 2023

I believe it is gonna be terrible

UK Top 10 Albums 8-18-23 – 8-24-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 27, 2023

I am stumped by Hozier at the top

Brief Encounters: New Albums 8-18-23 – 8-24-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 23, 2023

purely gorgeous

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 8-11-23 – 8-17-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 21, 2023

third week for Travis Scott

The ABCs of 1979 from Gregory Isaacs to the Kendalls

By Steve Crawford | August 21, 2023

advocates smashing in the brains of fascists – over a sweet, lilting rhythm

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 8-25-23 – 8-31-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 20, 2023

Last year we got the mammoth West civilization break through

UK Top 10 Albums 8-18-23 – 8-24-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 19, 2023

where were you when they were getting high?

The Early Bird: Top New Album Releases 8-18-23 – 8-24-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 18, 2023

There is no reason for it and yet there is an excuse

The ABCs of 1979 from Peter Green to the Iron City Houserockers

By Steve Crawford | August 17, 2023

Almost Essential Cut

Brief Encounters: New Albums 7-11-23 – 7-17-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 16, 2023

somewhere between slam poetry, ambient jazz, agitprop USA 2023 and pop