The album I've chosen for my October Classic review is My Chemical Romance's incredible concept album, The Black Parade. This album means a ton to me not only because the vast majority of this record is incredible, but also because of how it showed me what a concept album could really be. The only album like this I'd heard before was American Idiot, and while I still find that album enjoyable, The Black Parade steamrolls the hell out of that album. This album deals ... read more
This is my first Caroline Polachek record, and... MAN THIS ALBUM IS GOOD. This is easily one of, if not the best Pop album of the year, with some of the catchiest and most clever hooks this year, alongside Caroline's incredible vocals. Every song on here is infectious in some sort of way, and barely has any wasted moments.
For starters, we have Welcome To My Island, which essentially serves as an introduction to the album's ... read more
Really interesting collaboration. The 3 tracks fit BADBADNOTGOOD's style extremely well, and I actually enjoy the version of Alien Love Call more than the original. Also loving how danceable some of the moments are. Would love to hear the entire album in this kind of style.
King Gizzard returned from their break with Fishing for Fishies, which was the first of 2 albums released in 2019 that had a lot of environmental themes. This is not only one of the band's most lighthearted albums to date, but it is also their most danceable. If it wasn’t already obvious with how 3 songs have the word "boogie" in them, this album is nearly impossible to just sit still to.
The title track Fishing for Fishies starts things off, ... read more
Ocean Blvd is my first Lana Del Rey album, and I'm actually quite impressed with this album. This album features a pretty stunning array of tracks, that are almost all beautiful in their own right. Lana talks a lot about her relationships on this album, both friendly and familial, and apparently, several songs on here were put together impromptu, with her singing into her phone and sending the vocals to her producers.
Opener The Grants has ... read more