N.E.R.D. – Seeing Sounds – music review

You already know the story of the Neptunes, Grammy Award winning producers and songwriters Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, but the N.E.R.D. trio consists of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and longtime friend and creative wunderkind, Shae Haley. The album is a blistering mash-up of booming hip-hop beats and roller-coastering rock riffs, rumbling crunk rhythms and scintillating soul music.

My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges – music review

There’s an old saying that every human cell in the body is changed over a period of seven years, thus every seven years we become a new person. If this is the case My Morning Jacket has defied this idiom by collectively shedding its skin innumerable times since its inception a decade ago in Louisville, Kentucky.

Alanis Morissette – Flavors of Entanglement- music review

“Flavors of Entanglement” offers a plethora of highlights, including the hauntingly beautiful lost-love lament of “Torch,” the clear declaration of “Moratorium,” the hypnotic ebb and flow of “Tapes” and the aspirational “In Praise of the Vulnerable Man.”

The Fratellis – Here We Stand – music review

The much anticipated follow-up to The Fratellis debut “Costello Music”. Like it’s predecessor, “Here We Stand” has a great melodic sense and funny heartfelt lyrics, rounded out with excellent production and ear-grabbing vocals. “Costello Music” has scanned nearly 150,000 units in the US and over one million units in the UK to date.