Mellowhype – INSA

Mellowhype’s latest project shows an enjoyable increase in technical skill since their last full-length affair–even if the end the result is sort of generic.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Pikapika Fantajin

Japan’s Kyary Pamyu Pamyu delivers another collection of absolutely adorable pop singles on this latest LP of hers.

YUNOREVIEW: JULY 2014

The magical monthly segment where I briefly touch down on a gauntlet of albums I didn’t get a chance to review this past month. These are just my short, straightforward, passionate, biased opinions.

Braid – No Coast
Jungle – Self-Titled
White Lung – Deep Fantasy
Strand of Oaks – Heal
Matthewdavid – In My World
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Days of Abandon
Sage Francis – Copper Gone
’68 – In Humor and Sadness
Bleachers – Strange Desire
Big Freedia – Just Be Free

Morrissey – World Peace is None of Your Business

Morrissey’s latest album feels more ideological than it does musical. Which is fine, I guess, if all you care about is what Morrisey thinks.

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Mandatory Fun

“Weird Al” is back and sounding funnier than ever on his most timely and sharp album in years.

Wolves In the Throne Room – Celestite

Wolves In the Throne Room come through with an electronic and ambient change of pace on this new record of theirs.

YUNOREVIEW: June 2014

The magical monthly segment where I briefly touch down on a gauntlet of albums I didn’t get a chance to review this past month. These are just my short, straightforward, passionate, biased opinions.

Fucked Up – Glass Boys
Fire! Orchestra – Enter
Cormorant – Earth Driver
Venetian Snares – My Love Is A Bulldozer
Antlers – Familiars
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
50 Cent – Animal Ambition
Keaton Henson – Romantic Works

Additional reviews:
Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown
Linkin Park – …..sorta…
Anathema – Distant Satellites
Cakes Da Killa – Hunger Pangs
G-Eazy – These Things Happen

Apathy – Connecticut Casual

East Coast rapper Apathy drops an album with a strong sense of hometown pride.

Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun

Metal outfit Mastodon drops the significantly more likable sequel to 2011′s The Hunter.

Lone – Reality Testing

The approach Lone took to his latest record here is shockingly basic, and a disheartening departure from the vibrant, upbeat instrumentals on his last LP.