Album Recap for Week of November 22, 2013

Here is this week's album wrap-up. We'll be going over two albums this week.


First up is pop-punk's very own Polar Bear Club. The five-piece band from Rochester, NY have released their fourth studio album entitled "Death Chorus". I felt that this album was a bit of a departure from the band's previous, more heavy-hitting sound (referencing some of the tracks on 2009's "Chasing Hamburg" record.) It was still very good and fun to listen to; just not what I had expected. Fans who are expecting vocalist Jimmy Stahdt's signature gritty punk vocals will be surprised (in a good way) to hear him step away from that for a majority of this record. Stahdt really has a voice on him, and he's not afraid to show it. The record takes the listener through 10 tracks, which are audibly a bit more chilled out than some of their previous works. Regardless, it's a very solid record. A very solid record, indeed. (Rise)


Now, My Chemical Romance fans, I have a question for you: do you remember that guy who played keyboards for them? You know, the one guy that was in the back that made you all scream like crazy when he played the first notes to "Welcome To The Black Parade"? Well, he has his own band. And they're pretty fun to listen to. Keyboardist and vocalist James Dewee's solo project, Reggie and the Full Effect, has released their next studio album by the name of "No Country For Old Musicians". The album has many influences coursing throughout its 17 tracks (a few of which are interlude pieces): indie, rock, punk, new wave, even rap. Some of the songs can be a bit ridiculous (but comedic) at times. But considering the fun atmosphere that Dewee has brought to this record, this could very well be the party record of the year. (Pure Noise) 

That'll do it for this week's album recap. Check back again next week for all the newest releases in the music industry!

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Polar Bear Club - Death Chorus

Reggie And The Full Effect No Country For Old Musicians

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