The Kooks: Listen [Album Review]

The Kooks Listen Astralwerks Records [2014] Fire Note Says: The Kooks attempt growth! Album Review: For a record I never have need to listen to again, The Kooks’ Listen is actually okay. The sorta-skiffle of the past is cast aside for lots of squawky Bernie Worrell- style funky squelches, lots of “Up With People” choruses. … Read more

U2: Songs Of Innocence [Album Review]

U2 Songs Of Innocence Island Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Surprise – you just received a new U2 album. Album Review: So last Tuesday not only did we get a bigger iPhone but also a free U2 record already placed in our iTunes purchase page. Wow – that was better than the pay what you … Read more

Sloan: Commonwealth [Album Review]

Sloan Commonwealth Yep Roc Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Sloan attempt a modern day White Album. Album Review: Canada’s Sloan never seem to slow down. Even though they have been around since the early 90’s and are a big name up North, the four piece indie pop rock group has never broke out here in … Read more

Mannequin Pussy: Gypsy Pervert [Album Review]

Mannequin Pussy Gypsy Pervert Tiny Engines [2014] Fire Note Says: Don’t let the name scare you – Mannequin Pussy are for real! Album Review: You can give me a revved up 10 song, 19 minute record any day. New York’s Mannequin Pussy does exactly that as their debut, Gypsy Pervert, contains a raw burst of … Read more

Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams [Album Review]

Ryan Adams Ryan Adams PAX-AM/Blue Note Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Ryan Adams self-titled record will win you over with its rock nostalgia. Album Review: It has been fourteen years since Ryan Adams launched a solo career from Whiskeytown with his beloved folksy debut Heartbreaker. That album, to this day, is still the record Adams … Read more

A Shoreline Dream: The Silent Sunrise [Album Review]

A Shoreline Dream The Silent Sunrise Latenight Weeknight Records [2014] Fire Note Says: A Shoreline Dream return to sweep you away with The Silent Sunrise. Album Review: What I enjoyed most about A Shoreline Dream‘s last project, the 333 EP collection was the influence behind the compiling. The first one released, Three, was influenced by … Read more