Beach House: 7 [Album Review]
Jun21

Beach House: 7 [Album Review]

Beach House 7 Sub Pop Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Beach House puts out another very good album. Album Review: Seven albums in, it is a challenge for any band to continue to grow and refine their sound. You would never know it from listening to Beach House’s aptly named LP, 7. Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally definitely work from the base that they’ve established over the past decade and a half. However, they introduce new tricks...

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Father John Misty: God’s Favorite Customer [Album Review]
Jun14

Father John Misty: God’s Favorite Customer [Album Review]

Father John Misty God’s Favorite Customer Sub Pop Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Father John Misty narrows his scope with improved results. Album Review: Josh Tillman is once again a music writer (and thinker’s) dream. He provides material in each song, each album, that invites a strong reaction and curious reflection. While his 2017 LP Pure Comedy was quite bleak in both its views of the artist and the world around him, Tillman...

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Josh Rouse: Love In The Modern Age [Album Review]
Jun06

Josh Rouse: Love In The Modern Age [Album Review]

Josh Rouse Love In The Modern Age Yep Roc Records [2018] Who: Singer/songwriter with strong influences. Sound: Folk-pop that is inspired by 80’s songwriters. TFN Final Take: Josh Rouse’s twelfth album, Love In The Modern Age, is an interesting listen. Rouse has always excelled in his storytelling and he succeeds this time around, in particular on “Businessman” and “Ordinary People, Ordinary Lives.” His characters are relatable and...

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Wye Oak: The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs [Album Review]
May15

Wye Oak: The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs [Album Review]

Wye Oak The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs Merge Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Wye Oak puts out an album that’s worth going back to again and again. Album Review: The Baltimore duo Wye Oak (Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack) continue to hone and evolve their sound on their sixth studio album, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs. Wye Oak has excelled in the past with low-burn, subtle intensity. With this album they plug in and play with...

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The Fratellis: In Your Own Sweet Time [Album Review]
Apr11

The Fratellis: In Your Own Sweet Time [Album Review]

The Fratellis In Your Own Sweet Time Cooking Vinyl [2018] Who: Scottish three-piece with their fifth full-length album. Sound: Barroom rock that you can dance to. TFN Final Take: The new Fratellis album gets off to a great start with “Stand Up Tragedy” and “Starcrossed Losers.” Both are bouncy numbers that showcase the ebullience of the band, who are always eager to please. That effect dwindled with each subsequent song, each one...

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