All posts tagged "album review"

  • 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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  • Review: T.R.A.M.- Lingua Franca

    By Nate Malchow– T.R.A.M. is the collection of like-minded, talented musicians moving on a progressive path into uncharted audio lands. This music cannot really be classified, as it is very experimental and doesn’t fit into any genre I’ve...

    • Posted March 20, 2012
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  • Review: Bowerbirds- The Clearing

    By Joshua Davis– Releasing their third full-length in three years, Bowerbirds have clearly taken time crafting the sound and energy permeating The Clearing. Hailing from Raleigh, N.C., the band has entered its sixth year with a solid...

    • Posted March 20, 2012
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  • Leonard Cohen: Old ideas for a new audience

    By Ben Nance– Legendary singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen is one of the most highly regarded musicians on the planet, so whenever he dishes out new material, it is considered to be something of an event. Still...

    • Posted February 14, 2012
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  • ‘Angels and Airwaves’ returns with ‘Love Part II’

    By Ryan Martin– Last month, I wrote a review on Blink 182’s new album, “Neighborhoods,” criticizing it for sounding too similar to that of lead singer Tom DeLonge’s side project Angels & Airwaves. I now am writing...

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Allen Stone releases funky debut album

    By Cody Hibbard– Lately I’ve found it quite challenging to find any new artist that breaks the mold of mundane, content-lacking music that is so popular now. It seems as if today’s pop culture music lacks any...

    • Posted November 15, 2011
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  • Brantley Gilbert’s new album gets ‘Halfway to Heaven’

    By Josephine Lee– Georgia native Brantley Gilbert has built his career in much of the same fashion as mainstream country artists – from the ground up, playing at local venues waiting to be discovered. Two songs written...

    • Posted September 27, 2011
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