Album Review: Nightclubbing by Grace Jones

In light of current events, and June being Pride Month, the staff at Spinnaker has decided to use our platform as an opportunity to highlight Black and LGBTQ+ artists. This week, our selected review is of the 1981 album “Nightclubbing” by Grace Jones. Jones is a Jamaican musician, notable for her androgynous appearance and popularity among LGBTQ+ communities in the ‘70s and ‘80s. With her outspoken personality and unapologetic nature…

Album Review:Gone Now by Bleachers

When I discovered this album in early 2019, I was in a strange transitional period. I had made the decision to graduate high school a semester early and felt aimless — all of my friends were either still in school (celebrating their seniority) or had already moved away for college, while I worked nearly every day. It was during that time I found “Gone Now” and fell in love with the album….

Album Review:Petals For Armor by Hayley Williams

Paramore frontwoman, Hayley Williams, released her debut solo album, Petals For Armor, on May 8, 2020. Williams had been making music with Paramore since 2004, but over the last couple of years decided to write pieces for a solo album….

Album Review: “Come On Pilgrim” By Pixies

“Come On Pilgrim” is the first studio release by American alt-rock band, the Pixies. One could argue that with this 1987 release, the Pixies predicted the alternative rock boom of the ‘90s approximately three years before it happened….

Album Review: "Crush" By Daywave

Day Wave is an indie rock band from California that started in the mid 2010s. Jackson Phillip is the lead singer, and producer of their latest EP, Crush. The EP has surf rock vibes that tells the story of the stages of a crush. It was released on April 24, 2020….

Album Review: "Color Theory” by Soccer Mommy

Soccer Mommy (AKA, twenty-two year old Sophia Allison) is a singer-songwriter hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. Her second studio album, “Color Theory” was released in February of 2020. I first heard Soccer Mommy while working in the radio station…

Album Review: Skylarking by XTC

When you hear the term underrated, in terms of music, you probably have a few artists that come to mind. Anyone who enjoys music, which is practically everyone, has at least a couple of artists they don’t believe gets the fair share of credit they deserve…

Album Review: “The Cars” by The Cars

The rise of 1980s new-wave music can be attributed to many driving factors: the death of disco, a seemingly endless output of prog-rock bands, the stigma attached to rising punk bands — so when The Cars released their self-titled debut in the summer of 1978, it was a breath of fresh air…

Album review: Four of Arrows by Great Grandpa

I was shown the song “Digger” from this album by our Music Director, Noah. I remember vividly he said to me, “hey, come listen to this awesome song,” so I did and we so into it….

Album Review: Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters

*Trigger Warning – themes of sexual assaultFetch The Bolt Cutters is the fifth album by Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart, professionally known as Fiona Apple. Apple’s music can be considered art-pop with a sprinkle of jazz. Best known for her sultry 1996 hit, “Criminal,” Apple’s voice is full of depth and emotion….

Album Review: The Strokes – The New Abnormal

The New Abnormal is the first album The Strokes have released in over half a decade on April 10, 2020.r  Originally from New York City, they’ve been making music together since 1998, and are now considered quintessential indie rock…

Album Review: Hot Fuss by The Killers

When I think of albums that will likely stick with me for the rest of my life, one of the first that comes to mind is “Hot Fuss” by The Killers. Released in 2004, it’s the first album I vividly remember hearing …

Album Review: Childish Gambino’s “3.15.20”

3.15.20 is the fourth studio album by rapper Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino. After initially being uploaded onto his website…

Album Review: Wanderwild's "Sleep Tight, Socialite"

Wanderwild’s “Sleep Tight, Socialite” is a skillfully crafted indie rock album. With a run time of only thirty minutes, they bring back early aughts influences and give it a modern twist….