Skip to content

Tag: Nicole Atkins

Best of 2020 | Ryan D

Wow what a decade this year has been! With all the turmoil in the world and the exhausting amount of politics (& oh yeah a pandemic) I turned to music more than ever to help get me through it all. Music has always been my therapy, my escape, and being able to share my love of music with all of you is simply the best! Speaking of the best, the albums and EPs listed below are the BEST of the best, the firehose that helped contain this dumpster fire of a year! The top 20 of 2020 were selected from…

Leave a Comment

#HotTakes | Week of 10.19.20

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Sweeter The Honey // Aubrey Haddard 0594 Help // Haich Ber Na I Wonder Why // Kacy + Clayton & Marlon Williams Bitch // Sir Woman Hockey Monkey Mash // The Zambonis & James Kochalka Superstar Mind Eraser // Nicole Atkins Mars, The God Of War // The Beths Bring Me The Mountain (feat. Lucy Lu) // Uma Occasionally // Lydia Luce Animal Patrol // Prof My Brother, My Keeper // Mandolin Orange Louisiana Rain // Cut Worms High In Heaven // VWLS (ft. Josh Epstein of…

Leave a Comment

#HotTakes | Week of 02.10.2020

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Around The Sun // Poolside (feat. Amo Amo) Be Afraid // Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, May 22nd @ Boston Calling Music Festival Cars In Space // Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Forever Nevermore // Sea Wolf Freak Like Me // Caroline Rose Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, March 26th @ The Sinclair Captain // Nicole Atkins (feat. Britt Daniel) Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, July 7th @ The Sinclair Some Do // Deau Eyes was it not // Marian Hill Upcoming…

Leave a Comment

#HotTakes | Week of 07.09.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Keep A Little Soul // Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Cut Me Off // Madeline Kenney A Little Crazy // Nicole Atkins A Real You // Cullen Omori The One I Love // Night Shop Cooler // Mikey Mike Mask Maker // Moon Honey All Night Baby // The Velveteins New Ways to Fail // Sarah Shook & the Disarmers The Fool Pt 1 (Get it Got it Good) // Shad Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me (Blake Mills Cover) // Andrew Combs Works Every Time //…

Leave a Comment

Mixtape | April 2018

The month of April is over, and we’re finally getting out from under our winter form and into the allergy season. There was tons of new great music, and I slipped in a cover on this mixtape. I hope you like it as much as I do. As always, let us know what we’ve missed (if anything), and please do enjoy.

Leave a Comment

#HotTakes | Week of 04.23.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. It’s The Summertime // Jessie Baylin I Am A War Machine // SONTALK Devil’s Sweetheart // Alice Phoebe Lou and Olmo Communicator 4 // Operator Music Band Miracle // CHVRCHES Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, October 20th @ Orpheum Theatre</> New Past (Official Guide To Time Travel) // Sea Moya Open Your Heart // Dharmasoul Lonesome as a Shadow // Charlie Crockett Brooklyn In The Summer // Aloe Blacc Candy // Indianola & Nicole Atkins Motel 6 // River Whyless Painkillers // Rainbow Kitten Surprise Miles Away…

Leave a Comment

Top 50 Albums of 2011 35-31

We all love lists, and we all love sarcasm.  Though, I think its important to reflect upon the last year of music, I’m going to do so through the use of a list.  It was a fantastic year full of awesome albums, and I’m going to count down a bunch of my favorites, and give you something to listen to while reading. 35. The Elected – Bury Me in My Rings The Elected – Go For The Throat Blake Sennett (Rilo Kiley), made his way back into music with his band The Elected. Its a wonderful indie pop album that…

Leave a Comment

Review | Nicole Atkins – Mondo Amore


I was first exposed to Nicole Atkins last year when she had opened for the Avett Brothers on their winter tour.  I wasn’t sure what I was getting in to but kept an open mind; she was opening for one of my favorite acts so I assumed the best.  Atkins put on a great show, and her song Brooklyn’s on Fire was a definite standout during the show.

Since that show, I’ve quietly followed her, and when I got the chance to hear her upcoming album a few months ago, I frothed at the mouth.  At first listen, Mondo Amore is an outstanding album.  Nicole Atkins has one fantastic voice.  That really doesn’t do it justice, it’s gorgeous, simply gorgeous.If she isn’t known as one of the best voices in music in the near future, I’d be surprised.

Bold statements aside, Atkins’ album is just as fun and wide ranging as her voice.  From the dark, brooding ‘Vultures,’ to the twang of ‘My Baby Don’t Lie,’ to the poppy, and super catchy ‘Cry Cry Cry.’  To me closing track ‘The Tower’ is the strongest on the album.  It’s a must listen, a haunting, emotionally hooking, melodramatic and epically building song that feels really intimate.  Its at the point at which the music reaches a huge climactic theme and finally matches Atkins’ amazing vocals; a great exaltation that really wraps the album up perfectly, and MUST BE LISTENED TO.

Without exception, every song on this album is a good listen.  The music is varied and well done, the vocals are superb; Nicole Atkins is a talent for sure, and she needs to be more well known, and I think this is the album that takes her to the next level.

Buy Mondo Amore

More Nicole Atkins
Website |  Facebook |  Twitter |  Myspace


Nicole Atkins performs live acoustic set

Tune in now to watch Nicole Atkins perform an acoustic set and answer your questions live! She will be playing songs from her new album Mondo Amore, which will available February 8th from Razor & Tie.

Leave a Comment