Every Monday we update our Editorials page with new Album & Music Reviews! This week we focus our radar on Matisyahu’s Live At Stubbs Vol. 2 & Chris Boomer’s debut release with I Am Who I Am. Both of these albums come out Tuesday, Feb 1st 2011. Check out each of the reviews below to see what Star Rating our writers gave these new releases! See you next Monday for more album reviews updated to the site!
Matisyahu – Live At Stubbs Vol. II
The rapping reggae-rocker opens Live at Stubb’s Vol. II with the ethereal sounds of Kodesh, which mixes chant-like lyrics with chiming sound effects, airy synth sounds and shimmering cymbals that build and break into a marching drum backbeat. The track immediately sets the tone of the album by creating a sonic atmosphere that…READ MORE
-Written & Reviewed by Amber McDonald
Chris Boomer – I Am Who I Am
Chris Boomer’s I Am Who I Am is a fairly remarkable piece of roots reggae music, buried in deep, mid-tempo grooves and soulful hooks with harmonies that range from haunting to uplifting. Produced by Jacob Hemphill of SOJA, the album is sure to appeal to fans of the former as well as more casual fans of roots music. For the most part, its inoffensive and inviting; despite the protests and political conscious…READ MORE
-Written & Reviewed by Chris Castro