Alternative

Iceland’s indie rock sensation return from 2012’s massive success to bring their sophomore album Beneath The Skin.  Just how much of a mark will this album leave?   Text Review: Back in 2012, no one could have predicted the massive success of the indie folk rock group from Iceland.  Of …

Everyone’s favorite alternative snow-mask wearers return to show their Blurryface.   Text Review: Every now and then you get a creative group who over the course of a few years becomes a phenomenon and commands a legion of fans, all without sacrificing identity or giving into trends and sales patterns.  …

The first album from Blur in over 12 years.  How does the return of the British alt-rock legends compare to their unique past discography?   Text Review: Blur is one of the quintessential alternative bands that everyone knows the name of but many people can’t name more than two songs.  …

The second full album from Aaron Bruno and company.  How will AWOLNATION deliver on the high expectations set by Megalithic Symphony?   Text Review: Aaron Bruno has captivated millions and put a groove in even more.  Back in 2011, Megalithic Symphony did something that many alternative albums cannot do by …

Nevada’s Imagine Dragons release their sophomore album with the help of Target, the Grammys, and a ton of publicity.  How does Smoke + Mirrors stack up to the success of their debut Night Visions?   Text Review: It’s hard to believe that with the wild success and popularity of Imagine …

Oregon (and every hipster alive)’s favorite folk rock band The Decemberists deliver their seventh studio album.  Just how beautiful or terrible is this new release?   Text Review: If there was ever a band who every rock fan identifies as the hipster posterboys, it’s the Decemberists.  The undeniable truth is …

Ohio’s Walk The Moon present their sophomore release filled with more positive upbeat alternative rock.  This is also the first time an album will tell you to “Shut Up” and you’ll enjoy it. To see my photos of Walk The Moon live click here = http://rockedreviews.net/photos-walk-moon/

Long Beach’s Cold War Kids mark their 10th anniversary with the new album Hold My Home.  How does the energetic style of these altrock heroes fair when compared to their past works?

Scotland’s We Were Promised Jetpacks present their third full album with the intention of figuring out what to do next in their career.  How does their alternative style sound after 10 years together?

The seventh full major release from Florida’s Yellowcard shows a band that has adapted and matured over their lives and career.  How will the fans of last decades alternative phenomenon feel about the presentation in 2014?

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