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Cardboard Castles - Album review by Jonathan, Teen Blogger

Posted on 23-May-17 10:59
“There’s seven billion, fourty-seven million people on the planet and I have the audacity to think I matter.” Have you ever heard a lyric that just hits you like a ton of bricks and changes your entire worldview for a second? George Watsky seems to be an expert in crafting those kinds of lines. The spoken word poet made his rap debut with Watsky, but his second album Cardboard Castles was where he really started to pick up speed. The album combines all the best elements of spoken word and rap in a way that makes it accessible to those who have no experience with either genre.
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Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die - Album review by Jonathan, Teen Blogger

Posted on 25-Apr-17 11:09
Panic! At The Disco is a band that has never shied away from taking a few risks. Completely change your lineup and genre 4 albums into your career? Sure. Release your album alongside a Duran Duran-inspired single about bisexuality? Why not? Use a Sesame Street sample in a song about clubbing? Sounds good to me. It’s things like this that make Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die such a unique album. From start to finish, anything goes.
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The Black Halo - Album Review by Jonathan, Teen Blogger

Posted on 07-Apr-17 14:51
The Black Halo was released on March 15, 2005, and nearly every review I could find of the album started with something along the lines of “is it too early to call this Album of the Year?” The fact that I’m not surprised in the slightest is probably a good omen. For those who have never heard of Kamelot, they’re a Symphonic Metal band based in Florida, but with members and guest musicians hailing from Holland, Germany, Norway, and recently Canada. A direct sequel to 2003’s Epica (more on that later), The Black Halo is widely considered the band’s magnum opus, and over 10 years later, it arguably still holds that title.
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An Airplane Carried Me To Bed - Album Review by Jonathan, Teen Blogger

Posted on 05-Apr-17 16:57
Adam Young, better known as lead singer, writer, producer, and - well, everything else - of the electronica act Owl City, is one of my absolute favourite musicians. He has the talent of being able to write songs that leave the listener with a complex mix of emotions, usually with happiness or peacefulness at the forefront and a bittersweet array of other feelings underneath. Some of the best examples of this can be found on the album An Airplane Carried Me To Bed, which he released under the alias Sky Sailing. This album started as a collection of songs recorded by Adam Young before Owl City even started, although they weren’t released until 2010. Because of the different name and relative obscurity, this album slips under the radar of many Owl City fans, but in my opinion, it is some of Adam Young’s best work.
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Cinematics - Album Review by Jonathan, Teen Blogger

Posted on 30-Mar-17 11:43
Set It Off’s 2012 studio effort Cinematics is an album that I never thought I would like as much I as did. On the surface, it's another rock album in the same vein as My Chemical Romance or Panic at the Disco. As much as I don’t like using the term “emo,” it’s admittedly a fair description of this album. However, this album is set apart by doing a few things outstandingly well, at the expense of other aspects being mediocre.
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Tape Deck Heart - album review by Jonathan, teen blogger

Posted on 27-Mar-17 14:38
As far as singer-songwriters go, Tape Deck Heart is a bit of a strange album from a strange source. Frank Turner is an English guitarist and singer whose genre is best described as “Folk Punk.” To be more specific, Turner infuses his simple, acoustic songwriting style with the energy and brutal honesty of punk rock. That’s a combination that’s a bit tricky to pull off properly, but when it’s done right it creates music that’s hard-hitting, emotional, and downright fun to listen to. Other times, however, it just doesn’t come together properly and feels lacking in both the Folk and Punk departments.
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