“This Arizona rock band has been one of the most consistent groups of the past 15 years, so its great to hear a return to form on their all important, 8123 self-titled album.
Lyrical lusts of the past are now love songs from the heart of John O’Callaghan. It’s mostly endearing stuff, although one huge gripe, why the fuck did the nostalgic ‘cars & caution signs’ not close out the record. ‘spiraling’ is easily the worst song ... read more
“I can’t be the only one who feels really disappointed, right? DCC soaks in 80’s nostalgia to the point where most of the album feels super safe with lyrics that fail to break the ice. The band sound like a weird mix of their best and worst material, resulting in a strangely underwhelming middle ground. After 5 listens, I was still having troubles remembering the songs, and I think a lot of that has to do with how formulaic ‘Dead Club City’ ... read more
"The Foo Fighters' 11th hour is also their strongest statement as a band since 'Wasting Light'. After the shocking death of longtime drummer, Taylor Hawkins, the group found a riveting way to move forward while still perfectly capturing and exploring the depth of their collective grief. The signature arena ready guitars refuse to back down with towering riffs and powerful solos, leading the likes of 'Under You' and the roaring title track. Dave handled the drumming ... read more