Biffy Clryo: Opposites [Album Review]

Biffy Clyro Opposites Warner Bros. Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Biffy Clyro makes a mainstream (double!) alternative rock album with Opposites. Album Review: Biffy Clyro – the name sounded like nonsense when I saw that I had a new album to review. The Scottish band primarily consists of Simon Neil, James Johnston, and Ben Johnston … Read more

Devendra Banhart: Mala [Album Review]

Devendra Banhart Mala Nonesuch Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Devendra Banhart’s debut on Nonesuch Mala is muy buena. Album Review: Devendra Banhart’s Mala is his latest release, his first since 2009’s What Will We Be. I came to this album with a recognition of Banhart’s name but not much previous exposure to his actual music. … Read more

Various Artists: Sound City – Real To Reel OST [Album Review]

Various Artists Sound City: Real To Reel OST RCA Records [2013] Fire Note Says: The Sound City:Real To Reel soundtrack certainly complements the movie and makes you wish they had a bit more time. Album Review: Knowing the backstory helps a bit to understand this record. Sound City Studios was known for its high end … Read more

Golden Grrrls: Golden Grrrls [Album Review]

Golden Grrrls Golden Grrrls Slumberland Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Golden Grrrls take us on a breezy and pleasant trip back to the early nineties. Album Review: Slumberland is home to much of what remains of that oft-maligned genre of indie pop affectionately known as twee. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Sea Lions, … Read more

David Bowie: The Next Day [Album Review]

David Bowie The Next Day Columbia Records [2013] Fire Note Says: The Next Day marks the thrilling return of The Thin White Duke. Album Review: This is the album that nobody expected. David Bowie is unquestionably one of the most important and influential figures in rock history. When he had health issues on the tour … Read more

Off With Their Heads: Home [Album Review]

Off With Their Heads Home Epitaph Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Off With Their Heads return with a more mature outlook but are still 100% punk rock! Album Review: Minneapolis outfit Off With Their Heads play a straightforward type of punk rock that is in your face but completely controlled. I know that some of … Read more