Posts tagged "Album Review"
On Fleeting Love, Cosmic Conciousness, and Transcendentalism in The Hotelier's Goodness

On Fleeting Love, Cosmic Conciousness, and Transcendentalism in The Hotelier’s Goodness

  “Goodness is the only investment that never fails” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden   “We sit and we talk, not of much but of little,” begins the poem that forms the opening track, “N 43° 59′ 38.927″ W 71° 23′ 45.27” on The Hotelier’s new album Goodness. It’s a line that seems to summarize...
Monthly Round-Up: September's New Releases

Monthly Round-Up: September’s New Releases

As in-tune and dedicated as we are, TGS can only do so much to review each and every relevant release that comes across our ears in any given year. Full-time jobs, other writing assignments, and regular-old life stuff tends to command our attention, which has caused some great albums to slip through the cracks of...
Album Review: Bring Me the Horizon - That's the Spirit

Album Review: Bring Me the Horizon – That’s the Spirit

Right around this time last year, we thought we figured out Bring Me The Horizon. Their third full-length Sempiternal was the perfect blend of the rowdy, party-metal from Suicide Season and Count Your Blessings with the mature, haunting sounds of There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep it a Secret., and the melding...
Album Review: The Wonder Years - No Closer to Heaven

Album Review: The Wonder Years – No Closer to Heaven

If you take a look back at where they were in 2010, when The Upsides came out, and fast-forward to today, you could argue that no band has had a more torrid rise to the top of pop-punk as The Wonder Years in the scene. From sweaty basements to the biggest clubs in the country, they’ve...
Turnover- Peripheral Vision

Turnover- Peripheral Vision

“Adolescent dreams gave to adult screams. Paranoid that I won’t have all the things they say I need.” Perhaps it is the fact that I’ve spent the majority of my twenty-one years of life living through the bitterness of Northeast Winters and the scorching hot Mid-Atlantic summers, but I’ve always thought of music as being...
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...
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...
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...
Album Review: Empty Houses - Empty Houses EP

Album Review: Empty Houses – Empty Houses EP

  One of the truly amazing things about music is that somehow, year in and year out, we can be surprised. Whether it’s a band previously written off coming into their own, a stalwart shaking things up and going in a new direction, or one of the countless other possibilities, the releases that end up...
Album Review: Circa Survive - Descensus

Album Review: Circa Survive – Descensus

      Circa Survive’s biggest competition in this scene is themselves. When their fifth LP Descensus was announced, the buzz centered on what the band was going to do next, how their sound would evolve for this release, and which barriers they would break now. There is a ton of pressure on Circa Survive to remain...