Tag Archives: Review

Album Review: Dave East Ruggedly Carries on the New York Rap Tradition on Paranoia 2

The Lowdown: A sequel at least in name to last year’s Paranoia: A True Story, the latest from this Harlem rapper with the Nas co-sign carries on the New York rap tradition. Decidedly less commercial than its immediate predecessor, Paranoia 2 returns to the Kairi Chanel mixtape vibe that initially endeared him to lyrically minded hip-hop

The Doors, 'Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970′: DVD Review

More than 50 years after their debut LP, the Doors remain one of the most intriguing, distinct and powerful bands to ever roam the earth. Even though their lifespan was short (just a little more than years with singer Jim Morrison), their legend and legacy have grown and thrived in the decades that followed. An array of live

December's Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review

We closed out 2017 by learning who was going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but also that the making of a long-delayed classic rock movie had hit yet another snag. But while a legend saw his daughter become a reality TV star, another got accused of sexual misconduct, and a versatile and

November's Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review

November brought an end to a great era of rock music and also to a horrific chapter in musical history, while the continuing backlash against sexual misconduct reached the heights of the genre. Some light relief came in the form of a movie tie-in and a duet of giants that went viral. AC/DC’s Malcolm Young

Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Moves Fast, Takes Risks, and Gets Political

Very rarely is anything ever black or white. All too often in life there’s a gray area, where nuance opens the floor for tough decisions to be made, blurring the lines between right and wrong. For the most part, Star Wars has bucked that trend, striving to be a mythologized story about good and evil

Film Review: Coco

One of the best moments in The Avengers — yes, this is a review of Coco, just go with it — is a single line of dialogue, followed by a pretty solid visual effect. Bruce Banner’s walking toward an oncoming threat, in this case an alien fish monster that’s maybe also a spaceship or something,

Album Review: Morrissey – Low in High School

On the November 16th episode of Sarah Silverman’s new Hulu show, I Love You, America, the actress and comedian inserted a monologue prior to the opening that addressed her friend, and fellow comedian, Louis C.K’s career-long string of masturbatory assaults. Why is this fact opening a Morrissey review, you ask? Well, because during Silverman’s monologue,