Last Young Renegade is the culmination of a decade worth of growth and the perfection of a craft. The conceptual change that started with Don’t Panic in 2012, has reached full actualization with All Time Low’s most recent release.
On the surface, After Laughter is a seismic shift in sound, but what’s underneath that sound is the most personal and self-aware album of Paramore’s career.
The past 10 years have been quite a roller coaster for Mr. Mayer, but ironically very little of that ride can be heard in his music. The Search for Everything might be the best we’ve gotten out of him since Battle Studies.
The Maine are back with Lovely Little Lonely, and coming off the well received American Candy, they, oddly dial back what made it such a strong record by falling back into their previously nebulous position of a former punk band trying to find themselves.
As my time with Breath of the Wild winds down, I find myself reacting to the game in many ways. Some of those ways line up with the universal praise the game is receiving, but most of my time with the game has uncovered tremendous self-discovery, specifically in how I interact with games.
Ed Sheeran has away of capturing the tone and tenderness of a moment, wrapping it in metaphors, British accents and acoustic guitars then unleashing it as a direct attack on your feels. With his new release ÷ (Divide), Sheeran plays to these strengths more than ever before.