Album Review: Pussy Riot – xxx

By Carly Preston, Contributor [Big Deal; 2016] Rating: 6.5/10 Key Tracks: “Organs” The newest release from notorious feminist punk band, Pussy Riot, makes a fiery statement just in time for the U.S. Election Day. xxx is a three track long EP by the Russian-girl group, consisting of approximately 11 members. Pussy Riot has a history of…

Album Review: Sum 41 – 13 Voices

By Carly Preston, Contributor [Hopeless; 2016] Rating: 3.5/10 Key Tracks: “Breaking the Chain,” “Twisted by Design” Remember Sum 41? Well with classics such as “Fat Lip” and “In Too Deep,” any self-respecting pop-punk kid is bound to know exactly how influential this Canadian band was. With their breakthrough debut album, All Killer No Filler, landing number 13 on the…

Album Review: Pinegrove – Cardinal

By Carly Preston, Contributor [Run For Cover; 2016] Rating: 4/5 Key Tracks: “Old Friends,” “Then Again,” “Waveform” Pinegrove’s sound has always been sort of undistinguishable to all ears.  Their shows could please punks, indie fans, and country twangers alike. The best description one could possibly make is to imagine Ryan Adams and Vampire Weekend having a post-rock…