Matthew Sweet: Tomorrow Forever [Album Review]
Jun26

Matthew Sweet: Tomorrow Forever [Album Review]

Matthew Sweet Tomorrow Forever Honeycomb Hideout/Sony/RED [2017] Fire Note Says: Matthew Sweet is back after a six-year hiatus and Tomorrow Forever finds him in top form. Album Review: With 11 albums under his belt, Matthew Sweet knows who he is. This eleventh LP, Tomorrow Forever, sees Sweet return to his power pop roots with clean, hooky songs with just enough of his trademark weirdness and confessionals to make things interesting....

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The Dig: Bloodshot Tokyo [Album Review]
Jun19

The Dig: Bloodshot Tokyo [Album Review]

The Dig Bloodshot Tokyo Roll Call Records [2017] Who: The Dig is a four-piece band from NYC. Sound: Groove-oriented rock/pop. TFN Final Take: The Dig give off a good first impression. The first two tracks on Bloodshot Tokyo show what the band is capable of: a bit dreamy, very catchy, and just odd enough to stand out. However, their unique sound, which is synthesizer heavy, wears thinner and thinner as the album progresses. The lead...

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C.R. And The Degenerates: Close Encounters [Album Review]
May23

C.R. And The Degenerates: Close Encounters [Album Review]

C.R. and the Degenerates Close Encounters Sniffling Indie Kids/Mint 400 [2017] Who: C.R. and the Degenerates is New Jersey’s Chris Gennone, accompanied on this release by Max Rauch. Sound: Moody electronic psych-pop; think Tame Impala mixed with some Arcade Fire. TFN Final Take: C.R. and the Degenerates (aka Chris Gennone) does a great job of creating a mood on their new release Close Encounters. Keyboard, drums, and guitar form the...

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Laura Marling: Semper Femina [Album Review]
May16

Laura Marling: Semper Femina [Album Review]

Laura Marling Semper Femina Kobalt Music [2017] Fire Note Says: The prolific Laura Marling keeps improving. Album Review: You don’t read or hear much about Laura Marling without her age (27) and number of albums (6) coming up. Now that that has been taken care of, what else is important to know about her? The British folk artist is back with Semper Femina, an album that appropriately reflects on what it means to be a woman and the...

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Thundercat: Drunk [Album Review]
May08

Thundercat: Drunk [Album Review]

Thundercat Drunk Brainfeeder [2017] Fire Note Says: Thundercat has a niche that is all his own. Album Review: Take a gander at the guest list on the latest Thundercat album: Kendrick Lamar, Michael McDonald, Pharrell, Kenny Loggins, and Wiz Khalifa. The title of the album, as you could guess, is Drunk, because with that list, what else could it be? For those of you unfamiliar with Thundercat (aka Stephen Bruner), he is a bass...

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