Category: CD Reviews

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Jan 29

J. Cole Forest Hills Drive Roc Nation/Columbia Score: B-   In a year that was relatively weak for the genre, J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive came as a breath of fresh air for hip...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Jan 15

Terror Pigeon! Yucksongs! 2014:( Self-released Score: A   Terror Pigeon is back! Just four months after the release of their second album, LIVE IT UP BEFORE YOU DIE IT UP!, Terror Pigeon returns with...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Nov 20

Taylor Swift 1989 Big Machine Records Score: B+   Taylor Swift had fans claiming she “broke the Internet” on the release of her new album, 1989. They’re not entirely wrong. An impeccably timed iTunes...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Nov 6

The Gay Nineties Liberal Guilt EP Self-released Score: A+   The Gay Nineties, led by frontman Parker Bossley (Hot Hot Heat, Mounties), will be releasing a follow-up EP to their latest release, the Coming...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Oct 23

Coyote Proof of Life Fountain Pop Records Score: B   This is an overall pretty cool, pop/rock music album with a heavy keyboard presence with an ‘80s feel. If I had to connect it...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Oct 9

Leonard Cohen Popular Problems Columbia Score: A   On Sept. 21, Leonard Cohen turned 80 years old and released a new CD.   Popular Problems is the perfect title for Cohen’s latest release. He...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Sept. 24

Slow Leaves   Beauty Is So Common   Slow Leaves   Score: A   Beauty is so Common marks the greatest album thus far for Winnipeg country-tinged folk singer Grant Davidson.   The collaboration...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Sept. 11

Watsky   All You Can Do   Steel Wool Records   Score: A+   Poet-turned-rapper and San Francisco native, George Watsky, follows-up his 2013 Cardboard Castles with All You Can Do, which is without...