American Dream | LCD Soundsystem

American Dream | LCD Soundsystem Album Review by James Kendall “Look what happened when you were dreaming, then punch yourself in the face.” – James Murphy on “American Dream.” James Murphy and co. have returned after their announced breakup back in 2011 after a monstrous final show in Madison Square Garden. Following his work on Read more about American Dream | LCD Soundsystem[…]

A Deeper Understanding | The War On Drugs

A Deeper Understanding | The War On Drugs Album Review by James Kendall The War On Drugs’ latest release, A Deeper Understanding, is a sonic journey through-and-through. The album does not let up from the opening notes of “Up All Night” to the closing jam session that is “You Don’t Have To Go.” The last Read more about A Deeper Understanding | The War On Drugs[…]

Painted Ruins | Grizzly Bear

Painted Ruins | Grizzly Bear Album Review by James Kendall Grizzly Bear returns with Painted Ruins, the latest in their ever-growing catalog of decent albums. This album proves to be another good release from them with several standout tracks but is accompanied by plenty more “Okay” tracks. Checkout my review of the album from Edge Essentials Read more about Painted Ruins | Grizzly Bear[…]

Beast Epic | Iron & Wine

Beast Epic | Iron & Wine Album Review by James Kendall A return to form for Iron & Wine, Beast Epic is the indie-folk record of the year for anyone looking to serenade their ear-holes. Sam Beam ditches the big band sound of his past few albums and brings back the charm of the simpler folk Read more about Beast Epic | Iron & Wine[…]

Everything Now | Arcade Fire

Everything Now | Arcade Fire Album Review by James Kendall The follow-up to their excellent concept album from 2012, Reflektor, Arcade Fire returns with Everything Now, their most diverse and fun album yet. Check out the review from Edge Essentials Episode 6  and then Episode 5 where we played multiple tracks from the album!   Tracks used in the Read more about Everything Now | Arcade Fire[…]

Sacred Hearts Club | Foster The People

Sacred Hearts Club | Foster The People Album Review by James Kendall Returning with their third album, Foster The People continue to prove themselves as a powerhouse of indie-pop on Sacred Hearts Club, a fun, catchy follow-up to 2014’s Supermodel. Below is a brief audio review of the album taken from Edge Essentials Episode 4 (7.21.17).   Tracks Read more about Sacred Hearts Club | Foster The People[…]