ALBUM REVIEW: Courtney Barnett – ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’

Given the amount of critical acclaim, and hype that has surrounded Courtney Barnett, it can be a little startling to realize her newest release "Tell Me How You Really Feel" is only her sophomore solo album. Her breakthrough 2015 debut album "Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit," dazzled fans and critics alike with her profound penchant for wordy, verbose lyricism, compared to none other than the king lyricist himself Bob Dylan. She followed it up in 2017 with a joint album alongside Kurt Vile, but her newest release see's her back in the driver seat, alone.

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 3/24/2018 – Courtney Barnett Maintains Top Spot, Parquet Courts Debut

Courtney Barnett stays on top of our chart with “Nameless, Faceless”, while Superorganism maintains pole position with “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”. Ahead of the April 6th release of her album Awake, Alison Wonderland moves up the chart with “Church”, as does “Loving Is Easy” by Rex Orange County. The new entry this week is the title track of the Danger Mouse-produced album Wide Awake by Parquet Courts. Check out this week's Top 10! 16021

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 3/17/2018 – Courtney Barnett Leads Chart, MONA Debuts

Courtney Barnett tackles the top spot on our chart with “Nameless, Faceless” that comes from her forthcoming album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, out May 18 via Mom + Pop Records. Fresh off their successful appearance at SXSW, Superorganism vault up to the runner-up position with “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”, as the band continues to tour in support of their recently released self-titled debut album. MONA and Rex Orange County debut in the chart, while Alison Wonderland and the collaboration of ZHU with Tame Impala move upwards. Check out this week's Top 10! 16018

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 3/10/2018 – CHVRCHES Top Chart, Alison Wonderland Debuts

CHVRCHES top the chart this week with the track “Get Out,” from their forthcoming album, Love Is Dead. Courtney Barnett takes the runner-up spot with “Nameless, Faceless” from her new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel that comes out in May. Debuts by Alison Wonderland and Zhu with Tame Impala come into the chart as well. Check out this week's Top 10! 16004

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 2/24/2018 – The Vaccines Hold Top Spot, CHVRCHES Move Up

The Vaccines stay on top the chart this week with the track “I Can't Quit,” as anticipation mounts for their forthcoming album, Combat Sports. Franz Ferdinand and CHVRCHES move up, as the latter still hasn't announced information regarding a new full-length. New albums by The Neighbourhood, The Decemberists and George Ezra are set for release in March, as all three artists have their lead singles on the chart. Check out this week's Top 10! 15979

TOP 11 Albums of 2017

A lot of great music was released in 2017 and made it quite difficult to narrow down the field of a list of the top albums of the year. After much deliberation and discussion, we've gathered a list of the top 11 rather than inundate you with a list of 100 albums to cull through. Ranging from the originality of Kendrick Lamar and SZA to the strong outings by Lorde and The War on Drugs, there's something for everyone in our top 11 albums of 2017. 15864

ALBUM REVIEW: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit – Courtney Barnett

Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett has garnered much praise from critics and listeners since she first burst into the music scene back in 2012 (check out her recent performance on Ellen, who gushed about the singer, saying “I love her so much”). The singer-songwriter’s style is wordy, as she explores common situations through humor and cynicism. A signature Barnett tune usually features her deadpan vocal delivery of clever run-on lyrics detailing ordinary events, and her stellar lo-fi inspired guitar playing. 11167

Outside Lands 2014 Review + Photos

There were many standouts at the sold-out Outside Lands 2014 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco this past weekend. This year’s lineup was led by headliners Kanye West, The Killers and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, who were surrounded by strong talent including Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure, Death Cab for Cutie, Macklemore and more. Kanye West drew mixed reviews as “Yeezy” performed a similar set to previous outings this year. West alternated performing in a mask covering his entire face and without as he started with “Black Skinhead” and powered through setlist staples, “Stronger” and “Heartless”.