Category Archives: Album Review

Wading Through Weyes Blood’s Titanic Rising

          Author: Zoey Knox The Titanic sank on April 12, 1912. On April 5, 2019, it rose again, and this time Weyes Blood is steering the ship. Weyes Blood hooked me with the song “Seven Words” from … Read More >

Ratking’s So It Goes: Five Years Out

Author: Ben Farrell Album Rating: I had my first encounter with Ratking as a 14-year-old kid in New York City. It was at the first rap concert I’d ever had the chance to see. The group put on a … Read More >

Sweet & Sour: Stella Donnelly’s “Beware of The Dogs”

Stella Donnelly has read your diary. Or, at least, on her first full-length album, Beware of the Dogs, she writes like she has. Beware of the Dogs follows up the 26-year-old singer’s 2018 EP, Thrush Metal. Based in Perth, Australia, Donnelly toured with Secretly Canadian label-mate Faye Webster earlier this year and will set out on tour with Snail Mail this summer in support of her new album.

Brian Eno- Discreet Music Album Review

Author: Ben Farrell To kick off the monthly throwback album review series here at WSUM, we’ve chosen a record whose minimalism is its defining feature. Brian Eno’s 1975 LP Discreet Music garnered critical acclaim, and got him in the studioRead More >

Trivium- The Sin and the Sentence Album Review

Author: Dan Doherty Trivium, a metal band from Florida, released their eighth studio album, The Sin and the Sentence, on October 20, 2017. This new album contrasts strongly to their previous Silence in the Snow, marking the return of screaming, … Read More >

Noname- Telefone Album Review

Author: Izzi Bavis   Fatimah Nyeema Warner, more commonly known as Noname, brought out the chiller side of Chicago’s rap scene in late July of 2016. Telefone, a ten song, 30-minute album features upwards of ten musicians, six of which … Read More >

Bummer- Holy Terror Album Review

Author: Jordan Jerabek I don’t want to jinx anything, so I’m not going to claim that we’re amidst a “noise rock renaissance.” What I will say, though, is that we have been getting a ton of great noise and noise-adjacent … Read More >