Album Reviews

KUMD Album Review: Real Estate-The Main Thing

Apr 17, 2020

Real Estate, the indie rock/dream pop band from New Jersey, is back with their latest album, The Main Thing, released February 28. With five albums spanning eleven years, Real Estate has proven themselves to be prolific and consistent.

KUMD Album Review: Forever Turned Around

Apr 10, 2020

  Whitney - Forever Turned Around

Forever Turned Around is the second release by indie-folk rock band, Whitney. With their first release, Light Upon the Lake, the band captured quite a buzz with their blend of soft falsetto vocals, impressive and consistent guitar performance, and driving upbeat rhythms. With their second impression, the Chicago-based band delivers a performance that may prove decisive. Depending on the listener’s preferences, this could be a welcoming return, or a cause for frustration. 

KUMD Album Review: FKA Twigs-MAGDALENE

Apr 4, 2020

In her third studio album, FKA Twigs proves her ability to hold her own among the greats of her generation. Twigs built a following with her LP1 and LP2 album releases. On MAGDALENE, she improves upon all her genre-bending abilities, delivering a polished and cohesive effort.

KUMD Album Review: Texas Sun

Mar 27, 2020
Texas Sun
Texas Sun

  Khruangbin &  Leon Bridges - Texas Sun

KUMD Album Review: Stay Good

Mar 9, 2020
Brooklyn Funk Essential
Brooklyn Funk Essential

    Brooklyn Funk Essentials - Stay Good 

Stay Good is the fifth studio album from the New York City collective Brooklyn Funk Essentials.

KUMD Albm Review: Angel's Pulse

Feb 24, 2020

Angel’s Pulse is the fourth studio album from singer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer Dev Hynes. Professionally known as Blood Orange, the East London native has gained a following by effectively weaving together R&B, electronic dance, and gospel elements into his own unique musical niche. 

KUMD Album Review: uknowwhatimsayin¿

Feb 14, 2020
Danny Brown
Danny Brown uknowwhatimsayin

uknowwhatimsayin¿ is the 7th studio album from Detroit rapper, Danny Brown. The rapper is known for his distinct voice, energetic delivery, and provocative lyrics. With eleven tracks running just 33 minutes, this album is like a strong espresso shot of rap. With his energetic, infectious personality and bright ad libs, Brown delivers an album that is anything but boring. 

KUMD Album Review: Kiwanuka

Feb 7, 2020

Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka

The album Kiwanuka is a triumphant return for the British singer/songwriter of the same name, first release since 2016’s, Love and Hate.

KUMD Album Review: Song Like A Seed

Jan 24, 2020
Song Like A Seed
Sara Thomsen Song Like A Seed

Sara Thomsen - Song Like A Seed

KUMD Album Review: Girl

Dec 6, 2019
Gril Ray Album
Girl Ray

  British power trio Girl Ray began their studio career with their indie venture Earl Grey. It featured off-beat considerations of loss, longing, and love in a sound somewhere between pop and indie rock. After the album tour ended, members Poppy Hankin, Sophie Moss, and Iris McConnell stepped out of the music scene and into service and office jobs. Then Sophie began experimenting with writing songs over beats, and the group returned to the studio. The fruit of these sessions is their sophomore album Girl, a collection of handcrafted pop songs about love and friendship.

KUMD Album Review: Elysian EP

Nov 22, 2019

Melbourne indie rocker Samsaruh spent her early teens busking with her guitar and released her first EP at 16 under her birth name. Now she’s accumulating a loyal fanbase throughout Australia and beyond. After releasing nine singles over the course of two years, and lending her voice and songwriting to other artists, Samsaruh dropped the EP Elysian in August. Written in Los Angeles during the first half of 2019, Elysian features a variety of tones, from pop rock bops to cinematic ballads. There’s a sound for every listener.