About 5-Star Sounds
At some point, music appreciation became synonymous with arrogance, petty judgement, and patronizing criticism.
Our goal is to change that.
5-Star Sounds Philosophy
What Is 5-Star Sounds?
The purpose of 5-Star Sounds is to present a new take on music journalism—one without the excessive negativity of some other music publications.
Here, we only write about the music we love.
Besides, who has time for art-bashing anyways?
5-Star Sounds Team
Chad M. Crabtree
Chad started 5-Star sounds in 2020 as a place for people to find positive music commentary. Though he grew up in a country music household, he loves alternative rock, folk, the blues, and most albums Pitchfork hates. He also has a soft spot for soft rock and anything melodramatic.
Tasha Ana Sandoval
Tasha, who hails from a family of Latin jazz musicians, is a sucker for a good jam session. Though she listened exclusively to sad British rock in her teen years, she now listens to less sad British rock, alternative/indie rock, indie pop, R&B, neo-soul, and folk.
Lansing is a collector of old vinyl and an appreciator of what’s new. He dabbles in folk rock, hip hop, indie pop, alt rock, soft rock, and when he’s feeling mutinous, punk rock.
Josh is a writer, vintage HiFi addict, and serial cassette hoarder. He listens to classic rock, big band jazz, and classic country music.