5 Star Sounds

At 5 Star Sounds, you’ll always find thoughtful music journalism, positive album reviews, and commentary—without the pitchforks and torches. Here, we only write about the music we love.

In other words…

JUST MUSIC. ZERO SNARK.

The Latest from 5 Star Sounds

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Talking Heads Albums Ranked From Good to Great

Now and then, a band comes on the scene that is so different from everything prior that the world just isn’t ready. Well, the world still isn’t ready for Talking Heads.

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Lady Gaga Albums Ranked from Good to Great

From her debut to her most recent work, Lady Gaga has shown she has what it takes to rise to any occasion. Here are all seven Lady Gaga albums ranked.

On-Repeat: May 17, 2020

On Repeat This Week: May 17, 2020

Every Sunday, the 5-Star Sounds team assembles a list of songs, albums, and artists that we can’t get enough of. Take a listen.

On-Repeat: May 10, 2020

On Repeat This Week: May 10, 2020

Every Sunday, our team assembles a list of music we can’t get enough of. This week: Rhye, Jim Croce, Aesop Rock, and Hujan.

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On Repeat This Week: May 3, 2020

Every Sunday, the 5-Star Sounds team will be assembling a list of songs, albums, and artists that we can’t get enough of. Take a listen