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Album Review: ‘The Neighbourhood’

★★☆☆☆ Weakly grasping at straws to regain the magic of its early career, alternative rock band The Neighbourhood fails to inspire listeners through the repetitive lyrical themes and awkward incorporation of current musical trends on the group’s self-titled third album. The Neighbourhood first appeared on the music scene in 2013[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 1 comment Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
A Conversation with Bastille’s Kyle Simmons

A Conversation with Bastille’s Kyle Simmons

British pop-rock group Bastille quickly rose to fame in 2013, following the release of hit single “Pompeii” — one of the most streamed tracks that year. Since then, the band has lost none of its momentum, keeping its schedule full with performances, tours and frequent releases of music, most recently,[Read More…]


ALBUM: ‘Weezer’

★★★☆☆ Weezer’s fourth self-titled release, otherwise known as “The White Album,” makes for a speedy follow-up to 2014’s well-received “Everything Will Be Alright in the End.” The Los Angeles-based band, which consists of frontman Rivers Cuomo, bassist Scott Shriner, drummer Pat Wilson and guitarist Brian Bell, has been one of[Read More…]


Album: ‘A Head Full of Dreams’

★★★★☆ Even after 20 years of making music, Coldplay has remained astonishingly relevant. As other long-standing bands have faded out and new sensations have flashed and disappeared, the British four-piece has managed to maintain its status as a household name in alternative rock because of its readiness to experiment with[Read More…]

U2's latest album has a uniform alternative rock sound and is free until Oct. 13.

Album Review: ‘Songs of Innocence’

★★★☆☆ It was a mysterious occurrence: Suddenly, while viewing your iTunes library, you noticed that Irish rock band U2’s latest album, “Songs of Innocence,” was automatically added to your queue of songs despite not having purchased it. However, this was not U2 hijacking the iCloud or your phone stealing music[Read More…]

Alternative Rock Album Proves Pleasantly Moody

Alternative Rock Album Proves Pleasantly Moody

4/5 stars While I’ve always been a big fan of the alternative and rock scene — especially artists like Alt-J — I’ve never actually sat down and listened to the relatively well-known alternative rock band The Naked and Famous. This group, composed of Alisa Xayalith on vocals and keyboards, Thom Powers on[Read More…]

by September 20, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Brit-Rockers Pedal to Success

With the release of its third studio album, Bombay Bicycle Club has proven itself as a band that warrants some attention. The album is full of mellow vocals, interesting lyrics and electric guitar-backed hooks. Although it has made the rounds across the globe, the record touched down in the United[Read More…]

by January 20, 2012 0 comments The Guide