There’s a bit more stabilisation and re-centralising at play here, but overall, Waterparks’ newest is the same inconsistent, pop-rock-ish genre mix-and-mash they’ve toyed with for a while.
An era of divisive pop pivots is now seemingly behind them, as Fall Out Boy channel the grand, bombastic pop-rock of old while still moving healthily forward, and produce their best work in a decade.
In this Review Round-Up, Trash Boat and Press To MECO deliver some of the best of the year with Deafheaven and Between The Buried And Me not far behind, while Meet Me @ The Altar hit their heights among Strange Bones, LiL Lotus, Switchfoot, Luke Hemmings, Villagers, Afterlife and Insurgent.
In this Review Round-Up, the returns of Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! and Against The Current lead strong albums from Lakes, The Five Hundred and VIAL, plus Paradise Now, Bicurious and Wall. Oh, and Attila are here too.
With the weight of their own density shaken off, Twenty One Pilots show an aptitude for truly strong, simple pop music on their newest album.
Even after a truly disastrous lead-up, the biggest sin of A Day To Remember’s seventh album is how bland and inessential it is.
In this Review Round-Up, nothing,nowhere., Of Mice & Men and Jetty Bones take their next steps of varying sizes, joined by releases from Epica, Icon For Hire, Timelost, Carpool Tunnel, Evergrey and Sunnata.
In the final Review Round-Up of 2020, grandson underwhelms yet again among a ska-punk double-header from Less Than Jake and Goldfinger, surprise greatness from The Dangerous Summer and Red City Radio, and more from Can’t Swim, Gone Is Gone, Stuck Out and TJ Roberts.
In this Review Round-Up, the entire gamut of quality is ran from great to outright terrible, by new albums from The Killers, The Front Bottoms, blackbear, Seether, Narrow Head, WACO, CLT DRP and Lucy Feliz