All posts tagged "album review"

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    Bon Iver weaves sonic wonder on “22, A Million”

    By Aaron Hartley– Justin Vernon, the creator and front man of the indie folk juggernaut Bon Iver, never intended to be famous. He captured attention with the self-released love anthem “For Emma, Forever Ago” in 2007. In...

    • Posted October 18, 2016
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    Green Day lives again on new record

    By Aaron Hartley– The iconic pop punk trio has been in a bit of a musical rut for the past few years. Green Day’s 2004 smash hit comeback “American Idiot” left fans and critic as to what...

    • Posted October 9, 2016
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    Frank Ocean’s “Blonde” album is powerful masterpiece

    By Roya Fathalizadeh– Over four years after the release of the iconic album “Channel Orange,” Christopher Edwin Breaux, now legally known as Frank Ocean, released yet another beautiful masterpiece titled “Blonde.” Making his first debut in 2011 with...

    • Posted September 1, 2016
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    Review: The Black Angels’ “Indigo Meadow”

    By Lara Kinne– The Black Angels share the same picnic table as The Velvet Underground, despite their Austin, Texas roots. Both bands have five members – if someone invites Nico – they all wear black sunglasses and...

    • Posted April 10, 2013
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    Review: Casey Veggies is no daily dose

    By Aaron Williams– Building off the success of last spring’s “Customized Greatly Vol. 3,” West Coast emcee Casey Veggies returned to the forefront of the hip-hop scene by dropping his latest project, “Life Changes,” last week. The...

    • Posted January 29, 2013
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    Soundtracks to the season: ‘Silver and Gold’ lacks luster

    By Aimee Jewell– Released on Nov. 13, 2012, Sufjan Stevens’ newest Christmas album, “Silver and Gold,” is a slight disappointment. Typically, I am a fan of his unusual melodies and soothing voice, but this album sounds like...

    • Posted December 4, 2012
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    Matchbox Twenty’s comeback album bittersweet for longtime fans

    By Aimee Jewell– Matchbox Twenty’s newest album, “North,” hit shelves Tuesday, September 4, nearly an entire decade since their last studio release. Fans held high hopes for the fifth CD released by the Grammy-nominated, hit-generating nineties band....

    • Posted September 11, 2012
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    The Mars Volta delivers solid sixth album with ‘Noctourniquet’

    By Ben Nance– The Mars Volta is back to once again polarize the music world with their weirdness. Some will praise their technical brilliance and see them as innovators of rock; others will dismiss their overwrought salsa-prog...

    • Posted April 10, 2012
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    Name your price, make it free.

    By Lara Kinne– Another Bandcamp feature allows listeners to purchase and download albums by choosing their own price. Zero is a tempting option for a free pass, but fans should feel obligated to support these artists anyway,...

    • Posted March 20, 2012
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    Review: The Foxery- Life is Still Beautiful

    By Colin Fien– Louisville-based rock outfit, The Foxery, released their debut studio EP entitled Life is Still Beautiful around the turn of the new year, and it has already begun turning heads and catching the ears of many listeners....

    • Posted March 20, 2012
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