Blue Rev – Alvvays ★★★½

Year Album Artist Star Score Genre 2022 Blue Rev Alvvays ★★★½ 68 Rock Indie Pop Deam Pop Blue Rev on the surface has everything you’d look for in an Alvvays album. It’s composed of 14 cute dream pop songs that mix in a bit of indie rock energy. There are some fun guitar runs, someContinue reading “Blue Rev – Alvvays ★★★½”

Deathconsciousness – Have a Nice Life ★★★★

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2008 Deathconsciousness Have a Nice Life ★★★★ 77 Rock Shoegaze Post Punk Deathconsciousness is an atmospheric, muddy, desperate feeling record that draws from the dark, post-punk sounds of Joy Division, the heavy, slowcore plodding of Low, the drawn-out post-rock creativity of Slint and the haunting noise-rock production of earlyContinue reading “Deathconsciousness – Have a Nice Life ★★★★”

Turn On the Bright Lights – Interpol ★★★½

Year Album Atrist Stars Score Genre 2002 Turn On the Bright Lights Interpol ★★★½ 74 Rock Alternative Rock Post Punk Revival It’s nice when you can pinpoint the birth — or revival — of a genre. Interpol’s debut Turn On the Bright Lights might not have technically been the first Post Punk Revival record, butContinue reading “Turn On the Bright Lights – Interpol ★★★½”

Blue Weekend – Wolf Alice ★★★★

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2021 Blue Weekend Wolf Alice ★★★★ 83 Rock Shoegaze Dream Pop I was a big Wolf Alice fan back when their debut album came out in 2015, but their 2017 follow up lacked a lot of the emotion and raw energy that drew me to the band to beginContinue reading “Blue Weekend – Wolf Alice ★★★★”

Souvlaki – Slowdive ★★★½

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 1994 Souvlaki Slowdive ★★★½ 71 Rock Shoegaze Dream Pop When I think about what shoegaze music is and sounds like, Slowdive is usually the first band that comes to mind. Out of any band, they create the cleanest, purest version of that quintessential shoegaze sound – loud choruses thatContinue reading “Souvlaki – Slowdive ★★★½”

Ohms – Deftones ★★★★

Year Album Artist Stars Scoore Genre 2020 Ohms Deftones ★★★★ 75 Rock Shoegaze Alternative Metal Through the three stages of the band’s life—an early rise at the height of the mid-90s nu-metal and hard rock craze, a slow fall into somewhat obscurity as the genre faded, and their resurgence as almost a 90s nostalgia act—DeftonesContinue reading “Ohms – Deftones ★★★★”