One quarter down so far this year, three to go. Here’s our list of what is peaking our excitement in the next few months.Read more "Looking Ahead to 2014: Second Quarter (April – June)"
Whether we like it or not, the year is coming to a close. And now, it is time to reflect on what came out in music. Below, the writers for HST have come up with their favorite albums and songs of the year. We hope that you enjoy our selections, and comment on what songs […]Read more "HST’s Best of 2011: Music"
Every year, I usually post my favorite songs of 2011 playlist to my Facebook page. Now that I am a writer for HST, I decided to make it a bit more public.Read more "HST Mixtape: Playlist for 2011"
About a year ago, I picked up an album that would later become one of my favorites of all time; Brand New’s 2001 release Your Favorite Weapon. The album was a breath of fresh air in a time where NSYNC was popular and Shaggy was a thing. Songs like “Jude Law and a Semester Abroad,” […]Read more "Review of Sister City’s “Carbon Footprint”"
Why are concept albums hard to sell? Is it because the stories that the artists/bands try to portray through their music either gets lost in the delivery? Is it because most of the concept albums are made by bands with either little to no audience, or that the audiences just don’t want to invest the […]Read more "Review of The Dear Hunter’s “The Color Spectrum”"
Alternative music has never stopped evolving. From the punk of the 80’s, to today’s emo-screamo-killthemall type of headbanging clutter, the alternative scene always tries to move forward, although it does take some misteps (do not listen to Brokencyde aka the worst excuse of music I have ever heard). This past winter, one of the most […]Read more "Review of Manchester Orchestra’s “Simple Math”"