Sticky Fingers offstage rock’n’roll personas – whether you believe in the veracity of them or not – can, in an unsurprising way, take away from their musical output.
Which kinda sucks. Because their new album, Westway: The Glitter & The Slums works as a super-interesting comedown record to their last album, Land of Pleasure. That was a bonkers sunshine indie psyche-pop gem — my 2014 review of it for Rolling Stone gave it 4 stars — and Westway is scrappier, stranger and not quite the summer-jam kiler its predecessor was. It definitely has more heart, however.
Anyway. With that in mind – my featured review of Westway: The Glitter & The Slums for Rolling Stone is right here.
The Delta Riggs are a good band. Active Galactic is an album made by that good band. You should take my advice and totally read my review of that good band’s new album to find out if it’s good or not (pro tip: good bands tend to make good albums) by reading my (hopefully good) review of it for Rolling Stone… right here.
Read my Rolling Stone review of the new Stonefield record, As Above So Below — and how I think it compares to their debut of a couple years back — right here.
*Hint: considering my predilection for psyche-y stoner rock, it might not come as much of a surprise that I like it.
Still not sure if Hey Geronimo’s ‘tribute’ to TISM’s classic “Thunderbirds Are Coming Out” film clip on their lead single “Boredom” is infuriatingly trite, or just ok… but their long-gestating debut is really, really…pretty good? Read my review of it for Rolling Stone here.
The Living End’s new album is called ‘Shift’. Find out if the ‘f’ is warranted here in my review of it for Rolling Stone.