Ghost – Meliora

I don’t know much about Ghost; I took a shot on this album after hearing one of their songs on Sirius/XM.  My first impression can be summed up in three words: evil church music.    This album is not what I was expecting.  Wikipedia calls them a Swedish heavy  metal band, so I imagined lots…

Elle King – Love Stuff

A good friend of mine used to date a hot bartender in Atlanta.  She was blonde with kickass tattoos and a raspy voice from years of yelling drink orders over loud music.  It is her voice that I remember the most.  That harsh, raspy party-girl voice was sexy as hell. Elle King has the same…

Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison

In the spring of 1990 I was 9 years old.  I loved my 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Bryant, had a crush on a girl named Maria, and thought my older brother was the coolest guy I knew.    He is the one that got this album on cassette.  I didn’t know anything about new jack…

Five Finger Death Punch – Got Your Six

Do you ever have the overwhelming desire to gather a group of friends, travel to Afghanistan, and shoot terrorists in the face?    Got Your Six is your soundtrack for just that.   FFDP kicks ass.  Period.      This album is a melt your face off sing-a-long: heavy music and catchy lyrics.      Do…

Hanni El Khatib – Moonlight

You know that song from that commercial that you love?  It’s probably Hanni El Khatib.    Do you like the sound of the White Stripes, Black Keys, and Royal Blood, but wish there was a more obscure artist so you could impress your music snob friends?  Hanni El Khatib is the answer.   This album…

Dropkick Murphys – The Meanest of Times

I used to stream Toucher and Rich on WBCN in Boston every afternoon.  They were hilarious and that radio station was legendary. Listening to WBCN every single day made it hard not to become a fan of the Dropkick Murphys. Imagine that Boston is a high school.  You’ve got a football team that seemingly always…

The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning

I have heard of The Lone Bellow, but I had never actually heard their music until I bought this album.  Everything that I’ve heard about the band has been good, and since I’m using the money I make from selling plasma I figured that this album was worth a shot. This is what Mumford &…