NF – Perception

NF is back, not that he was ever gone. Perception is NF’s third full length LP, each released in subsequent years. In 2015, Mansion put NF on the scene displaying his honest lyricism and affinity for good beats. In 2016, NF offered raw emotion and relatability on Therapy Session with more concise lyrics and dynamic beats. In 2017,…

Turnover – Good Nature

First single, “eh, I kinda like this. But it’s not Peripheral Vision.” Second singe, “eh, I kinda like this. But it’s not Peripheral Vision.” I’m sure you can guess what I thought after the third single was released. And could you blame me? Peripheral Vision is my favorite album of all time. Yes, I will repeat…

Andrew Belle – Dive Deep

Andrew Belle’s music has a very unique, cool swag to it. I know cool is mad overused, but I can’t think of a better word. The main difference between Black Bear and Belle’s third LP Dive Deep is the attitude. Black Bear was a search for light in the darkness. Dive Deep is the invitation to dive into the light…

Father John Misty – Pure Comedy

I am just going to be as straight forward as I can in the midst of my tendencies to be long winded, especially explaining something that can be considered controversial. On Pure Comedy (which may contain explicit language)…Father John Misty says a lot of things I don’t agree with. Also, Father Johny Misty says a…

Fleet Foxes – Crack Up

2011 was an unbelievable year for music—at least for what I listened to and still do. Love & War & The Sea In Between by Josh Garrels, Children of Fire by Oh, Sleeper, and Vice Verses by Switchfoot were among the best albums released by Christians within a decade (pre-high school I almost exclusively listened to “Christian Music”…

Tiger’s Jaw – spin

At the beginning of the year I created a list of artists I knew were good in the indie rock punk scene, and projected to potentially release an album this year, but hadn’t gotten into yet. This list included bands like Title Fight, Superheaven, and The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die. The first record released on this list however is Tiger’s Jaw’s spin.

Jay Som – Everybody Works

I wish I was more eloquent and I wish I had more time to try to be. But life is just not granting me that opportunity right now and Jay Som will have to suffer for it. Jay Som is the artist name of Melina Dutert who created the name on a baby name generator like Childish Gambino. I first heard about Jay Som while researching best albums of the year lists online in 2016. Jay Som’s debut record Turn Into wasn’t everywhere, but enough places for me to notice it. Unfortunately, I think I overlooked a gem. Fortunately, I was reminded early into 2017 to listen to Jay Som when her sophomore record Everybody Works was released.

Sorority Noise – You’re Not As ____ As You Think

I have been waiting for a record like this for a long time. It’s a good feeling listening to this. But that good feeling I receive from being blessed by this record has come at a great cost, and that is something I do not want to take lightly.

Bon Iver – 22, A Million

I’ll keep in a cave your comfort and all unburdened and becoming. 9. 30. 16 I don’t know why, but I struggle listening to a band/artist thoroughly for the first time if what I’m listening to is not a very recent record. In no way am I trying to justify this, nor can I explain why I am…

Norma Jean – Polar Similar

I am just a sensory of what I’ve said and done. 9. 9. 16 There are a lot of things I want to say. I think some bullet points will help. Most of you will not like Norma Jean or Polar Similar. That’s ok. I do not like metal like I used to. But masterpiece’s have…

Silent Planet – Everything Was Sound

Singing songs of life when all we know is death. A world of orphans left empty-handed. If love’s a sin I’ll become a heretic. 7. 1. 16 It felt like metalcore died when Underoath broke up in 2013. And it appeared there was no chance for it to be revived; however, Silent Planet created a pulse with…

Modern Baseball – Holy Ghost

He’s been haunting my dreams at night. I’ve been bleeding from tripping in the dark, trying to turn on the light. 5. 13. 16 There are always those bands I dismiss. These are the bands I listen to a 10 second clip of and put an objective claim on their talent and likability. Yah, this is…