Posts tagged "Manchester Orchestra"
Donald's Top Albums of 2017

Donald’s Top Albums of 2017

  Happy New Year! With 2018 underway, I felt it was time to bid fond farewell to the “new” releases we heard first in 2017, so here we are. If you remember from my list last year, I have decided to do away with a numbered ranking of my favorite albums. It seems unfair to...
Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Welcome back, friends! Last week’s Top Albums of 2017 post was a blast to make, and now we’re back with the albums I’m looking forward to the most in the remaining 11 months of 2017. January was a pretty uneventful month (save for the Code Orange and Japandroids albums that I’ll be checking out soon),...
2014 Recap: Donald's Top Albums of 2014

2014 Recap: Donald’s Top Albums of 2014

How did we get here? Seriously, how is it the end of 2014 already? It seems like just yesterday that Craig, Madison and I began having the discussions that would end up resulting in this brand-spanking-new website you are currently reading from, and now I’m left with the always difficult task of putting into words...
2014 Recap: Madison's Top Albums of 2014

2014 Recap: Madison’s Top Albums of 2014

   I am slightly in denial that it’s already time to put together 2014’s Albums of the Year list. The whole Fall seemed to come and go before I even had time to notice it was here.  Even though I seemingly missed out on an entire season this year, it did seem to fast forward...
2014 Recap: The Garden Statement's Top 20 Albums

2014 Recap: The Garden Statement’s Top 20 Albums

  It’s been a wild year for all of us at The Garden Statement. We began the year under a completely different name, a different show time, and seemingly as a completely different entity altogether. Through the rebranding, however, we were able to enjoy another year of fine releases throughout all of the divisions of...
Album Review: Manchester Orchestra- Hope

Album Review: Manchester Orchestra- Hope

When Manchester Orchestra released their fourth studio album Cope back on April Fools Day of this year, many music critics hailed it as the fully realized version of Manchester Orchestra’s live sound. Its aggressive, in-your-face, wall of sound approach won fans and critics alike over, with our own Donald Wagenblast hailing “Manchester Orchestra are back,...
Mid-Year 2014: Madison's Best of the Year (So Far)

Mid-Year 2014: Madison’s Best of the Year (So Far)

I am really not sure where the last 6 months went, but I definitely stoked on the music that has come out in that time.  While some of the genre’s heavyweights released new favorites, I am mostly impressed with the younger bands whose 2014 releases launched them into the spotlight.  It’s awesome to see hardworking,...
Mid-Year 2014: Donald's Top 10 Albums (So Far)

Mid-Year 2014: Donald’s Top 10 Albums (So Far)

Wait, what? Seriously? July 1st was yesterday? Goodness gracious, my mom was right: the years go by so much quicker when you get older. 2014 is already off to a blazing start, thanks to a half-year of music that has produced more top-notch releases than any of the last three years, and possibly more. The year...
Album Review: Manchester Orchestra- Cope

Album Review: Manchester Orchestra- Cope

God, where have you been? Manchester Orchestra have been quiet for far too long. It’s been four years since the release of the band’s polarizing third full-length Simple Math, which was a sharp left turn from the guitar-driven Mean Everything to Nothing. The band’s dabbling in atmospheric layering and experimentation-based rock did produce some great...