Jordan Edward Benjamin, known in the alt world as Grandson, is a Canadian-American singer. Now with three full EP’s under his belt, his music has already become a staple in the Alternative world with roughly six million streams on Spotify monthly. His music touches base with a number of social issues from mental illness to social injustice. Track List Death Of An Optimist//IntroIn Over My HeadIdentityLeft BehindDirtyThe Ballad of G and X//InterludeWe Did It!!!WWIIIRiptidePain ShoppingDrop DeadWelcome to Paradise//Outro My first few encounters with this album left me with a feeling of discontent. I personally am a major fan of Grandson and was very excited for this new album to be released, but in the beginning while trying to explore the album's sound I
The Arcs are a newer alternative band formed in 2015 by Dan Auerbach, the guitarist and vocalist of The Black Keys. This band became known as his “side project” with Auerbach describing it as “an American garage rock band”. They definitely have the staple alternative sound. This is their first released album, and it sets a high bar with their audience today. And with that said, this album is one of my all-time favorites. The album consists of 14 tracks, with the songs carrying you through a range of emotions as you listen (definitely an album you can cry to in the rain). Tracks Once We Begin (Intro)Outta My MindPut A Flower In Your PocketPistol Made Of BonesEverything You Do (you do
Ricky Montgomery made his official introduction to the music scene with Caught on the Moon, his debut EP, after gaining traction on the once popular (now dead) app Vine. After an overwhelmingly incredible response to this EP he took a huge leap of faith and wrote a full-length album. Montgomery Ricky was released in the late hours of March 31 about 45 minutes before originally promised, as an April Fools’ joke. Let's just say that this 2016 album did everything but disappoint with its incredible 10 songs, and it is picking up even more traction now in late 2020. Tracks 1. This December 2. Line Without a Hook 3. Cabo 4. Dont Know How 5. Last Night 6. California 7. My Heart Is Buried In Venice 8. Mr Loverman 9.
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When I first listened to this album I thought it had a very early 2000s alternative sound with its more harsh vibe and tone. The album was released in 2014 by Dan Campbell who is the lead singer for the Pop Punk band The Wonder Years. Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties is to be considered Dan Campbell's solo project in which he goes into detail about the worst year of his life. The album was inspired by three tragic events of death and divorce that Campbell had to go through the previous year. I believe that this album really allowed him to tap into his emotions and grow as an artist, with it being some of his passionate work
With sweet fall time in full swing and the holidays creeping up closer many people are starting to realize the fact that they will be doing a lot of traveling for the holidays or even just during fall time. With traveling comes long drives and/or flights. Spending this much time traveling there will inevitably be a lot of downtime and one of my favorite things to do when I have an abundance of downtime is to create the perfect playlist. Nothing makes traveling by yourself or with friends and family more fun than a playlist to go along with it. So for the upcoming travel and fall time being in full swing I created the perfect 'Fall Road Trip Playlist'.
As many Alternative Music followers already know, Machine Gun Kelly released his new album “Tickets to My Downfall” earlier this month. This album left many of his listeners awestruck. The more 00’s classic alternative sound really showed off his more “pop-punk” side. Many listeners say that the classic sound of the album made some nods to the early Blink-182 sound. While listening to this 15 track album many thoughts came to mind. I typically was not a huge fan of Machine Gun Kelly, I had listened to some of his stuff and never really had gotten into it. This album was completely different; as soon as I started it I immediately wanted to listen to the rest of it. First