Top 10 K.K. Slider songs of all time

We covered favorite villagers yesterday, now let’s focus on the special characters of Animal Crossing. Specifically, we’re talking about the single coolest special character in the entire series. The one and only K.K. Slider. Who knew that if you gave a guitar to a dog, they’d be able to come up with some pretty iconic tunes. He’s a master of all genres, capturing the hearts … Continue reading Top 10 K.K. Slider songs of all time

6 Animal Crossing villagers we need to see in New Horizons

We are inching ever closer to March 20, the long-awaited release date for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. There are many new activities you an do as your character, which are pretty exciting, but what I really care about are the villagers. While we’ve gotten a slight glimpse of who is included in the game through trailers and press kits, there are many animals yet to … Continue reading 6 Animal Crossing villagers we need to see in New Horizons

Day 5: J-Rock > K-Pop

Alright, it’s not really a competition. Even as a rock music fan, I can admit to listening to the occasional K-pop track. But pinning people against each other gets the clicks and I gotta be honest — I could use some. K-pop is certainly sweeping the globe, with groups like BTS and EXO quickly becoming household names, even in English-speaking countries, and it’s clear to … Continue reading Day 5: J-Rock > K-Pop

Day 3: Throwback Thursday

Welcome to Alternative Echo’s “31 Days of Songs.” For the entirety of October, we will be tackling a different theme each day in an effort to spread appreciation for some of our favorite tracks. I miss the days when listening to the radio was something you enjoyed, instead of a consolation prize for when your Spotify isn’t working. Back when guitar solos and pop-punk ruled … Continue reading Day 3: Throwback Thursday

31 Days of Songs: An intro for an intro

Welcome to the Alternative Echo 31 Days of Songs Challenge. For the entirety of October, we will be tackling a different theme each day in an effort to spread appreciation for some of the best tracks out there. What better way to start this adventure than with our first prompt: an intro track that perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the album. An … Continue reading 31 Days of Songs: An intro for an intro

Review: Bastille stray from norm on Doom Days

“Aren’t we all just looking for a little bit of hope these days?” What a daunting task it must be to create a concept album — writing 50 or so minutes of music structured around one theme. But that’s what makes them incredible. Sure, there are plenty of good LPs with no thread between tracks, but something so magical happens when a collection of songs, … Continue reading Review: Bastille stray from norm on Doom Days

Doom Days are coming. Hear Bastille’s newest release now

“When can we expect the third album?” “Soon.” For those who follow Bastille’s Dan Smith on Twitter, this has become a borderline-annoying response with no known definition. “Soon” can mean anything from months, to weeks, to days, according to Dan. But I come bearing good news. Ladies and gentlemen, soon is here. Doom Days are coming. The title track off their third LP, Doom Days, provides … Continue reading Doom Days are coming. Hear Bastille’s newest release now