Updated Album Reviews…

Updated Album Reviews…

Every Monday we update our Editorials section with new Album & Music Reviews! This week we focus our radar on two new album releases with The Aggrolite’s Rugged Road & G. Love’s Fixin’ to Die. 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!

The Aggrolites – Rugged Road

L.A.’s The Aggrolites have made a nearly decade long career out of revivalist ska anthems, flying the Dirty Reggae banner high and proud for all to see. Laced with upbeat, syncopated riddims, a gritty recording atmosphere and an overall good time feel, Rugged Road is essentially a continuation of the band’s excavation deeper and deeper into the Studio One archives. Anyone who didn’t like The Aggrolites before probably won’t be won over by this album. However, fans of The Aggrolites’s previous work (such as myself), as well as fans of early Jamaican ska and the late…READ MORE
-Written & Reviewed by Chris Castro

G. Love – Fixin’ to Die

Recorded over nine days in an old-school church-turned-studio, the harmonica skills of Garrett Dutton (aka G. Love) mixed with the banjo-popping and piano-jamming of Scott and Seth Avett, create a jug-chuggin’, front-yard-collection of ditties that are as timeless as vintage jewelry in a thrift shop display case. The lyrics of the Brushfire Records release are subtle and have a down-home tendency with an overall theme of death and dying flowing throughout; however, at no point is it…READ MORE
-Written & Reviewed by Amber McDonald

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  • The Aggrolites – Complicated Girl music video

    G. Love – Fixin to Die music video