Updated Album Reviews

Updated Album Reviews

Over the last couple of weeks, our staff of reviewers have been listening to a ton of new music. Take a look at their reflections, reviews & star ratings for new albums by Rancid, Lagwagon, The Beautiful Girls, Leilani Wolfgramm, The Movement and The Brothers Gow

With album reviews, everyone has an opinion and no one is right or wrong, but the discussion is what we look forward to. We want to hear your perspective and how the music speaks to you in contrast to our written reflections. The topic is always up for discussion as we want you to reply in a comment with a review & rating of your own – Coming up, we have new reviews on new albums from The Expendables, Rootz Underground, New Kingston, Kevin Kinsella, Arden Park Roots, E.N Young, and more!

Remember to stop by the site every Monday as we post new album reviews from both new & past releases from around the reggae-rock genre. You can view all of our Album Reviews under our Editorials tab by clicking HERE

Lagwagon – Hang

“Having mentioned that Joe Raposo is on bass duties now, the guy sure knows how to lay down some great bass lines. The bass lines are well thought out, and more importantly, well played in mostly all the songs. It’s hard to have creative bass lines in punk, but…” READ MORE
Written & Reviewed By: Juan Barragan

The Movement – Beneath The Palms

“Beneath The Palms isn’t a ground breaking album and they didn’t reinvent the wheel, nor did they have to. This is music being performed and enjoyed the way it was intended. It’s live & raw with natural energy that you can’t help but to gravitate towards…” READ MORE
Written & Reviewed By: Mike Patti

Rancid – …Honor Is All We Know

“Rancid did a great job at keeping this short little album interesting. It clocks in at a little over 30 minutes, and overall, managed to keep most of those minutes both interesting and exciting to listen to. The set up of the album, which alternates between ska and punk, helped a lot in this regard, since it makes it feel like not all songs are…” READ MORE
Written & Reviewed By: Juan Barragan

Leilani Wolfgramm – Rebel

“Although you won’t hear anything groundbreaking on Rebel, you will hear Wolfgramm’s potential ticket to big things—namely her voice. Wolfgramm’s voice is unique in some ways and familiar in others. It’s Joss Stone-raspy, meets Ingrid Michaelson-pop, meets Cherine Anderson-reggae…” READ MORE
Written & Reviewed By: Kit Chalberg

The Beautiful Girls – Dancehall Days

“I expected to hear more than eight songs on the album, especially after a two-year hiatus, but I was left wanting to hear more. Whether this was an intentional ploy by the band remains to be seen, but The Beautiful Girls sound like they’re headed in a great new musical direction…” READ MORE
Written & Reviewed By: Andrew Aroche

Brothers Gow – Reflections

“Overall, fans should expect there to be reprise sessions with a few of these songs that were butchered by the producer. The best the band can do now is distance themselves from Langdon Studios and focus on finding someone that can do the job and is up for the challenge of working with a complex band for the next album…” READ MORE
Written & Reviewed By: Juan Barragan