Contributed by: Jared Harsanyi. Artist: The Knife. Album: Shaking the Habitual. Release Date: April 5, 2013. When the Knife announced their disbandment in 2014, members Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer had left a substantial legacy behind them culminating in Read More …

Contributed by: Zach “Dusty Brooks” Goldstein. Artist: Weezer. Album: Everything Will Be Alright in the End. Release Date: October 7, 2014. After four long years, Weezer has finally released their ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End.  Read More …

Contributed by: Vivian ‘Skye’ Huang. Artist: Common. Album: Nobody’s Smiling. Release Date: July 22, 2014. When Common announced that he was working on his tenth studio album, aptly titled Nobody’s Smiling, many were happy to hear the MC-turned-actor would finally be Read More …

Contributed by: Jakeem Daniel. Artist: Sir Michael Rocks. Album: Banco. Release Date: July 29, 2014. Since his introduction into the rap world as one-half of the Cool Kids alongside groupmate Chuck Inglish, Sir Michael Rocks a.k.a. Mikey Rocks, has been Read More …

Contributed by: Claire Ingoldsby. Artist: Young Dubliners. Album: Nine. Release Date: March 4, 2014. The Young Dubliners are frequently featured on our show, Slan Eire.  With their upbeat renditions of classic Irish songs along with their own original compositions, they Read More …

Contributed by: Sammi Coppola. Album: In The Lonely Hour. Artist: Sam Smith. Release Date: May 23, 2014. If you are someone who loves to hear melodic vocals alongside beautifully written lyrics, this album is a definite must-listen. Sam Smith is Read More …

Contributed by: Cletus Emokpae. Artist: Wale. Mixtape: Festivus. Release Date: December 23, 2014. Just in time for the holidays, Maybach Music Group’s (MMG) very own and DC-native, Wale, released his acclaimed mixtape, Festivus. Wale, best known for his All about Nothing Read More …

Contributed by: James Battle. Artist: J. Cole. Album: 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Release date: December 9, 2014. With his third album, J. Cole has cemented himself as one of hip-hop’s premier acts. It may come as a surprise to some Read More …

Contributed by: Max Hakim. Artist: Linkin Park. Album: The Hunting Party. Release Date: June 13, 2014. Linkin Park brings some familiar sounds back for their sixth album, The Hunting Party. After gaining much success with their first two LPs, Hybrid Read More …

Contributed by: Eric Chambers. Artist: Circa Survive. Album: Descensus. Release Date: November 24, 2014. Hailing from Doylestown, PA, five-piece band Circa Survive have matured in many ways since their previous release to make their fifth LP something of a full-throttle Read More …

Contributed by: Matt Doyle. Artist: The Planet Smashers. Album: Mixed Messages.  Release Date: April 8, 2014. The Montreal ska legends, the Planet Smashers, are back with their newest release, Mixed Messages. Though classified as ska punk by many critics, they Read More …

Contributed by: Jackie Gonya. Artist: Sun Kil Moon. Album: Benji. Release Date: February 11, 2014.  When the folk rock band Sun Kil Moon released their newest album, Benji, it was received by critics and fans both with much acclaim, and Read More …

Contributed by: Mason Towne. Artist: Glass Animals. Album: ZABA. Release Date: June 17, 2014.  ZABA is Glass Animals’ debut album, released this summer. ZABA is poised to be the hottest indie pop album of the year, spearheaded by the dreamy, Read More …

Contributed by: DJ Lamar. Artist: Nothing. Album: Guilty of Everything. Release Date: March 4, 2014. Nothing is a Philadelphia shoegaze band, coming to us with their first full-length LP, Guilty of Everything, released earlier this year on Relapse records. Stylistically, Read More …

Contributed by: Narcolepsy (Nasif Uzzaman). Artist: Tycho. Album: Awake. Release Date: March 18, 2014. After releasing his (relatively) popular album Dive, electronica artist Tycho (Scott Hansen) explored the ambient, synth-heavy sounds he established on Dive throughout his newest release, Awake. Read More …

Contributed by: Ali Mahmoud. Artist: Julian Casablancas + the Voidz. Album: Tyranny. Release Date: September 23, 2014. The début release by Julian Casablancas + the Voidz is definitely an overwhelming album. While Julian’s main band, the Strokes, seemed to be Read More …

​Contributed by: Akasya Crosier. Album: True That. Artist: Michael Cera. Release Date: August 8th, 2014. I know what you’re thinking.  No frickin’ way.  No FRICKIN’ way does that shrimpy looking actor that plays the same awkward teen in every single Read More …

Contributed by: Trill Cosby. Artist: Arctic Monkeys. Album: AM. Release Date: September 6, 2013. The Sheffield-based indie rock band Arctic Monkeys released their fifth effort, AM, in September 2013. The album was a success not only critically (receiving a 10/10 Read More …

Contributed by: Sammy Levine. Artist: Wild Beasts. Album: Present Tense. Release Date: February 24, 2014. In a slight departure from their usual sound, Wild Beasts released their fourth album, Present Tense.  Although it took a little bit of getting used to, it Read More …