Review: God’s Favorite Customer by Father John Misty

Everyone’s favorite pretentious cynic is back with yet another existential, dread-inducing masterpiece. On June 1, singer-songwriter Josh Tillman released his fourth album, God’s Favorite Customer, as his sardonic alias Father John Misty.  Already, the album has garnered acclaim with Pitchfork labeling it Best New Music, and Rolling Stone calling it a “Lennon-esque Pleasure”.

Review: “This is America” by Childish Gambino

The music video is so full of allusion that if you watch it, you will just be reminded of the social struggle that currently exists.  It is insane.  When I watched it, my jaw dropped.  It is so easy to see how we just dance around the issues that are so prevalent.  You cannot ignore what Childish Gambino is trying to address.  It is so apparent.  We all send our “thoughts and prayers” but we are really just avoiding a resolution. 

Review: The Shadow Theory by Kamelot

The Shadow Theory is symphonic power metal band Kamelot’s twelfth album, a third with newest vocalist Tommy Karevik. This album follows the previous one in turning from the dark operatic tones the band used to be known for to a more power prog metal tone better suiting Tommy’s lighter vocals, though it still maintains its symphonic roots. This album takes a faster pace, with lyrics that are catchier, if perhaps a little simpler, than usual for the band. While the album is not technically a concept album, it has a strong futuristic cyber dystopia theme throughout.