‘Tis that season for us to collectively reflect on the masterful, put-it-on-repeat albums that have dropped this year. In a year brimming with exceptional releases, sifting through the best albums of 2023 proved to be a delightful challenge for the idobi Radio team. When we initially tried to narrow our favorite albums down to 23 to correspond with 2023, it proved absolutely impossible. So we took off the restraints and, ahem, opened up that pit! Welcome to the Best Albums Of 2023 Vol. 2. We opted for a celebration of equality, bestowing each album with its due praise for a… Read more »
Demi Lovato is a chameleon. The powerhouse vocalist successfully outdoes herself in every genre she touches, whether it be pop, R&B, or somewhere in-between. These days, Lovato is dazzling her fans with rock performances, and is diving further into her alternative roots with the release of her new album, REVAMPED. The 10-track collection of songs takes tracks from each stage of her career and rearranges them for a grittier, punk-infused sonic experience. REVAMPED proves that Lovato not only has a seat at the alternative/rock genre’s table but deserves a throne. There are a few standout collaborators on the record, including… Read more »
Not every band can release a song on a Wednesday, then have everybody in the audience scream each word back at them live on the following Friday. And not every band can put together a festival in their hometown and bring in fans from around the world in the middle of January. But The Maine is not like every band. “We’ve been so fortunate and lucky to experience what we have,” says vocalist John O’Callaghan. We’re sitting in a building inside Civic Space Park in Phoenix, AZ on the second day of 8123 Fest. Through the windows, This Century plays… Read more »
John O’Callaghan and Colby Wedgeworth explain production, music videos, and social media in part two of our interview.
The Maine is ten years old in 2017. The core of any band blessed with longevity must surely be friendship.
Like any music legends, The Maine did it the hard way—they started from the bottom (on Myspace) now they’re here.
Forever Halloween digs deep to unearth some serious human truths – and sounds appropriately mature doing so. The album boasts worldliness in comparison to The Maineâ€™s earlier catalogue, and itâ€™s evident from the authenticity of the collection how effectively the members have channeled their experience of growing up into their work.