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“BLONDE” TRACK-BY-TRACK REVIEW

“Blonde” has a special place in my heart. In the months I moved away from home and began going through life entirely on my own for the first time, this is the album I listened to the most…

Album review: Conan Gray’s “Kid Krow”

At only twenty-one years old, Conan Grey has taken on the social media and music industry by storm. Beginning his career as a YouTuber, he discovered a passion for music and began….

Illuminati Hotties bring garage-rock-inspired indie alternative with “Kiss Yr Frenemies”

This is exactly the case with “Kiss Yr Frenemies,” the debut album from Los Angeles-based Sarah Tudzin’s solo project, Illuminati Hotties. The typicalities of indie…

Blac Rabbit channel the Beatles on self-titled debut EP

Blac Rabbit is a Queens-based psychedelic band, coming at us with their self-titled debut EP. It’s practically against the rules to judge an album by its cover, but in this case, I did just that. With the amount of music…

10,000 Listens or Less: Shmu – “Lead Me to the Glow”

Masterminded by Austin-based Sam Chown, “Lead Me to the Glow” is an abstract mix of noise that takes me back to a time in the 90’s that I myself didn’t personally experience. The album oozes a retro, not quite…

1,000 Listens or Less: Abjects – “Never Give Up”

There is something beautiful about a band featuring members from different parts of the world coming together to do two things and two things only, play loud music and kick ass on stage. Abjects is a three…

“The Black Album” continues Weezer’s trend of mediocrity

“Begrudgingly catchy” is a phrase I thought I would never use in my lifetime, but it’s a phrase that describes Weezer’s “Black Album” to a tee. Rivers Cuomo and crew are back for their thirteenth studio album…

Panda Bear opts for stripped-down artistry on “Buoys”

Panda Bear for the last two decades has been nothing short of a pillar in the indie music scene, with fingerprints all over the industry both as a solo act and with Animal Collective. “Buoys,” in accordance, feels…

Cows on Hourglass Pond appeals to everyone

If you were to take any standard pop record and attempt to drown it in the depths of a murky, muddy pond, it would probably sound a bit like Cows on Hourglass Pond. Avey Tare (Dave Portner) of Animal Collective…

For Your Consideration: Guitar Vader – “From Dusk”

For every album that obtains some resemblance of fame, there are more than likely another fifty hiding in the trenches. Not available on Spotify or iTunes, Guitar Vader’s “From Dusk” perpetually…

Classic Album Review: Viva La! Woman

Cibo Matto’s “Viva La! Woman” is an album just as full as personality as it is food references. Intricate instrumentals, textured samples, and vocalist Miho Hatori’s love letters to beef jerky and various…

BTS shatter records and explore psychology with “Map of the Soul: Persona”

The music video for its lead single “Boy With Luv” broke the record for most YouTube views in 24 hours, with nearly 75 million, as well as becoming the fastest video to reach 100 million views. When the album reaches number one…

Decade Rewind: top 10 albums of the decade

As January winds down and the first month of this new year comes to a close, we look back on a decade of good music and nostalgic vibes. Here are Spinnaker’s top 10 albums of the decade.

1,000 Listens or Less: The Stress of Leisure’s “Eruption Bounce”

“Eruption Bounce” is the sixth studio album by Brisbane-based post-punk rockers The Stress of Leisure, bringing their own unique twist to an already decorated genre. The simple orange cover, void of…

Spielbergs channel 2000’s emo on “This Is Not The End”

There was a time not too long ago where emo-rock seemingly ruled. From the likes of Japandroids to Modern Baseball, at some point most American teens in the mid to late 2000’s were exposed to the…