Forever and Ever – SALES ★★½

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2018 Forever and Ever SALES ★★½ 50 Rock Indie Pop Bedroom Pop Forever and Ever by SALES is a stereotypical bedroom pop record, with sweet, dreamy vocals; soft, gentle guitar; do-it-yourself drum programming and production; and teenage diary-style lyrics. For the most part, albums like this are pleasant backgroundContinue reading “Forever and Ever – SALES ★★½”

Little Oblivions – Julien Baker ★★★

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2021 Little Oblivions Julien Baker ★★★ 63 Rock Indie Pop On Julien Baker’s third record, Little Oblivions, she shifted from her indie, stripped down, vocal-focused sound to a more high-end, pop rock production style. I think the introduction of drums, more piano, and distant, colorful synth keys were aContinue reading “Little Oblivions – Julien Baker ★★★”

Pang – Caroline Polachek ★★★

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2019 Pang Caroline Polachek ★★★ 56 Pop Indie Pop I’m a big fan of creative pop albums, but I was surprisingly underwhelmed by Pang, Caroline Polachek’s third solo record. A lot of the disappointment comes from her repetitive, elementary lyrics throughout the album.  Listening to Polachek’s lyrics mostly feltContinue reading “Pang – Caroline Polachek ★★★”

LP3 – Hippo Campus ★★

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2022 LP3 Hippo Campus ★★ 41 Pop Indie Pop Hippo Campus is a band that’s never quite known what they wanted to be, while at the same time always being the same thing.  Their debut EPs and singles all featured cutesy, upbeat (and often offbeat) indie rock tracks, withContinue reading “LP3 – Hippo Campus ★★”