Throwback Thursdays: Craig's Top Albums of 2012 Re-Ranked

Throwback Thursdays: Craig’s Top Albums of 2012 Re-Ranked

Here we are again with our newest feature Throwback Thursday, and this week  looking back at my 2012 top albums list and looking for answers as to why I ranked certain albums where (Why is Go Radio a top 10 album for example?) 2012 was a year of big changes...
Album Review: Bayside - Cult: White Edition

Album Review: Bayside – Cult: White Edition

  In 2015, Bayside will celebrate its 15th year as a band. That’s right: babies that were born the same year Bayside formed are entering high school. Fans of the band may very well be younger than the band’s career. It’s a staggering statistic to consider, especially considering the band’s...
In-Studio Session: Head North

In-Studio Session: Head North

  If you’ve listened to The Garden Statement throughout the last couple months, you’ve probably already heard an interview and live tracks from our in-studio session with Head North. Now, you can listen to those sessions again and again via 91.3fm WTSR’s SoundCloud! Check out the playlist below for the...
Throwback Thursdays: Madison's Top Albums of 2013, re-ranked

Throwback Thursdays: Madison’s Top Albums of 2013, re-ranked

     It’s my turn to reminisce a little bit and re-rank my Top Albums of 2013. Looking back, I spent hours upon hours compiling my original list. I wrote several drafts, pined over placement, and kept adding and crossing out albums until I thought my list was absolutely perfect. Honestly,...
Album Review: Make Do and Mend- Don't Be Long

Album Review: Make Do and Mend- Don’t Be Long

Not long after Make Do and Mend went on tour to support their sophomore full-length Everything You Ever Loved, the Hartford-based punk band went on a sort of unannounced hiatus- disappearing into the ether with no timeline for return. While many felt that Everything You Ever Loved was a step...
Throwback Thursdays: Donald's Top Albums of 2013, Re-ranked

Throwback Thursdays: Donald’s Top Albums of 2013, Re-ranked

  Last week, Craig got our new “Throwback Thursdays” feature going with an impressive look back at his Top 20 Albums of 2013. This week, I will be taking on this nearly-impossible task as well. As I looked back at my personal list of Top Albums from 2013, I find...
Throwback Thursdays: Craig's Top Albums of 2013, Re-Ranked

Throwback Thursdays: Craig’s Top Albums of 2013, Re-Ranked

We spend hours upon hours every November and December, tinkering and toying with our individual Albums of the Year lists. It’s a labor of love. Even if the end result is ultimately arbitrary- you may spend a half an hour debating whether to put a post-hardcore album over a hip-hop...
Album Review: Hidden In Plain View- Animal - Single

Album Review: Hidden In Plain View- Animal – Single

Fresh off the announcement of their announcement of their imminent ten-year anniversary tour for Life In Dreaming, Hidden in Plain View could have easily rested on their laurels, content to tie the band’s legacy indelibly to that emo classic. And who could blame them? While many of the band’s contemporaries...
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Throwback Thursdays: Craig's Top Albums of 2012 Re-Ranked

Throwback Thursdays: Craig’s Top Albums of 2012 Re-Ranked

Here we are again with our newest feature Throwback Thursday, and this week  looking back at my 2012 top albums list and looking for answers as to why I ranked certain albums where (Why is Go Radio a top 10 album for example?) 2012 was a year of big changes in my life. I began...
Album Review: Bayside - Cult: White Edition

Album Review: Bayside – Cult: White Edition

  In 2015, Bayside will celebrate its 15th year as a band. That’s right: babies that were born the same year Bayside formed are entering high school. Fans of the band may very well be younger than the band’s career. It’s a staggering statistic to consider, especially considering the band’s rocky past (the death of...
In-Studio Session: Head North

In-Studio Session: Head North

  If you’ve listened to The Garden Statement throughout the last couple months, you’ve probably already heard an interview and live tracks from our in-studio session with Head North. Now, you can listen to those sessions again and again via 91.3fm WTSR’s SoundCloud! Check out the playlist below for the TGS-Exclusive live studio session with...
Throwback Thursdays: Madison's Top Albums of 2013, re-ranked

Throwback Thursdays: Madison’s Top Albums of 2013, re-ranked

     It’s my turn to reminisce a little bit and re-rank my Top Albums of 2013. Looking back, I spent hours upon hours compiling my original list. I wrote several drafts, pined over placement, and kept adding and crossing out albums until I thought my list was absolutely perfect. Honestly, I had not looked back...
Album Review: Make Do and Mend- Don't Be Long

Album Review: Make Do and Mend- Don’t Be Long

Not long after Make Do and Mend went on tour to support their sophomore full-length Everything You Ever Loved, the Hartford-based punk band went on a sort of unannounced hiatus- disappearing into the ether with no timeline for return. While many felt that Everything You Ever Loved was a step back from the band’s debut...
Throwback Thursdays: Donald's Top Albums of 2013, Re-ranked

Throwback Thursdays: Donald’s Top Albums of 2013, Re-ranked

  Last week, Craig got our new “Throwback Thursdays” feature going with an impressive look back at his Top 20 Albums of 2013. This week, I will be taking on this nearly-impossible task as well. As I looked back at my personal list of Top Albums from 2013, I find myself very intrigued by this...
Throwback Thursdays: Craig's Top Albums of 2013, Re-Ranked

Throwback Thursdays: Craig’s Top Albums of 2013, Re-Ranked

We spend hours upon hours every November and December, tinkering and toying with our individual Albums of the Year lists. It’s a labor of love. Even if the end result is ultimately arbitrary- you may spend a half an hour debating whether to put a post-hardcore album over a hip-hop album for the number 14...
Album Review: Hidden In Plain View- Animal - Single

Album Review: Hidden In Plain View- Animal – Single

Fresh off the announcement of their announcement of their imminent ten-year anniversary tour for Life In Dreaming, Hidden in Plain View could have easily rested on their laurels, content to tie the band’s legacy indelibly to that emo classic. And who could blame them? While many of the band’s contemporaries have faded from memory, the...
Album Review: Title Fight - Hyperview

Album Review: Title Fight – Hyperview

       After a single debuting with Vogue and Ned Russin’s recent appearance in GQ, we have entered a world with a new Title Fight. Maybe it’s better to say we are experiencing the next dimension of the ever-evolving Philly favorite. Ditching thrashing drums and aggressive vocals for a sound straight out of the early...
Album Review: Enter Shikari- The Mindsweep

Album Review: Enter Shikari- The Mindsweep

Near the end of the opening track from Enter Shikari’s new record The Mindsweep, vocalist Rou Reynolds breaks from the yelping that had preceded in the previous 20 seconds to croon the line: “Who was the author? And who was the observer?” While the line uses a simple rhetoric device, it seems to comment a...
Album Review: Fall Out Boy - American Beauty/American Psycho

Album Review: Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho

  The Fall Out Boy that you know is dead. It’s important to understand this to be true before diving into the band’s sixth full-length album, American Beauty/American Psycho. Acknowledging the fact that this is no longer the band that released the seminal emo classics Take This To Your Grave and From Under the Cork Tree. Truthfully, they haven’t...
Album Review: Lights and Motion- Chronicle

Album Review: Lights and Motion- Chronicle

The legendary television personality Dick Clark once said, “Music is the soundtrack of your life.” It’s a statement that I find to be remarkably fitting. Music has a way of evoking different snapshots in an individual’s life. Those songs that you listened to become inextricably linked to one’s story, as if they are the film...