The Monkees subversive masterpiece ‘Head’ raises new questions


Could you imagine some pre-fabricated tweeny-bopper ‘band’ like One Direction rebelling against the constraints of their machinery and releasing a subversive art-house movie in order to smash their well-constructed and lucrative image to smithereens in the hope that they’d be taken seriously as artists?

Green Day “UNO!” REVIEW: A Modern Classic of Power Pop Perfection

Green Day UNO!

With their ninth studio album, Green Day have finally achieved power pop perfection…

No Doubt ‘Push and Shove’ REVIEW: The 90s supergoup reunites to create their own “Chinese Democracy”

No Doubt - Push and Shove

After all these years, No Doubt returns to create an overwrought, joyless mess…

Ben Folds Five ‘The Sound of the Life of the Mind’ REVIEW: The Piano Man Comes of Age with a Stunner

Ben Folds Five The Sound of the Life of the Mind

Ben Folds Five haven’t seemed to have lost a step in the THIRTEEN years since their last release….

New Soundgarden album ‘King Animal’ drops in November – TRAILER released!


Soundgarden’s first album in 16 years is set to drop November 13th and judging from the trailer, the boys sound like they’ve been listening to a lot of Radiohead.

Lana Del Rey extends her 15 minutes in new H&M campaign


Lana Del Rey seems to have rebounded from her critically panned album quite nicely, recently scoring a high profile gig with H&M as well as being named GQ UK’s woman of the year.

The Killers ‘Battle Born’ REVIEW: Springsteen by way of Mike + the Mechanics

The Killers - Battle Born

The Killers spin their wheels on their latest venture; stuck in the mud somewhere in the swamps of Jersey

Grizzly Bear ‘Shields’ REVIEW: The Brooklyn Boys Deliver Their Masterpiece

Grizzly Bear - Shields

With “Shields”, the Grizzlies have delivered an album that builds on their successful formula and in most ways betters it.

Nicki Minaj’s BOOTY mysteriously SHRINKS!


Seems pretty apparent that crap star Nicki Minaj has recently downsized her famous mudflaps, possibly due to her brand new appointment as American Idol’s latest judge. I can’t believe it…I simply can’t believe it…

The GREATEST 50 Albums of the last FIFTEEN Years…


Here you have it folks. After careful deliberation, The ZR Staff put together the list of what they feel were the greatest 50 albums of the last 15 years