[ALBUM] Broken Bells – After The Disco

It’s too early to say whether the latest from Broken Bells is a step-up or step-down from their eponymous 2010 debut. On After The Disco, Broken Bells finally feel separate from the previous work of Mercer or Burton. But, the newfound chemistry poses a problem for the duo. With it, they lose some of their more compelling quirks. ...

Album Review: Passion Pit – Gossamer

After exploding on to the scene, Passion Pit has finally released the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed, popularly-enjoyed debut album, Manners. Gossamer, their sophomore album, which as far as I can tell is named after the red fur-ball character occasionally seen on Looney Tunes, is a fantastic step for the still-young band. It might not have ...

Album Review: Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball

Ladies and gentleman, Bruce Springsteen has still got it. His newest album, Wrecking Ball, certainly isn’t as edgy as many have made it to sound. But it is damn good. Are the two even related? Anyway, the album starts off with mostly familiar Springsteen sounds – Everyman, patriotic lyrics and an acoustic/electric…