Category Archives: Album Reviews

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G-Eazy: These Things Happen

As a white hip-hop fan, I find myself often times hating white rappers for no reason. Chris Webby, Mackelmore, and even the infamous Vanilla Ice are all on my bad…

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Linkin Park: The Hunting Party

When asked to describe The Hunting Party, Mike Shinoda simply said “a rock record.” That should be music to Linkin Park fans’ ears after spending the last decade trying to…

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The Antlers: Familiars

The Antlers deal in melancholy. Their records are intense and sad, drawing out songs to big, tragic conclusions. But although they have kind of cornered themselves into a grief-filled niche…

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Turn To Crime: Can’t Love

Can’t Love, the debut from Turn To Crime (ex-Awesome Color member Derek Stanton), primes the listener with a simple, spacey synth whose pitch eventually spirals downward like a machine being turned…

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Zeds Dead: Somewhere Else

There was a time when a producer would come out with a new album and you basically knew what you were going to get. If it was a Fatboy Slim,…

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Beverly: Careers

What would Daria Morgendorfer listen to if she ever found herself in a good mood? These days it would probably be Beverly, the “moon baby” of Drew Citron and Frankie…

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Old Crow Medicine Show: Remedy

It’s not exactly fair to call Old Crow Medicine Show office ‘underdog favorites,’ anymore. While its doubtful they’ll register on the 18-25 demographic’s radar, as the newest members of the…

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Hawthorne Heights: The Silence In Black And White Acoustic

Acoustic EPs and reissues have gained mainstream popularity over the last few years; though Eric Clapton’s Unplugged obviously predates the trend, modern bands seem to favor it for some reason….

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Michael Bellar And The As-Is Ensemble: Oh No Oh Wow

There aren’t any lyrics on Oh No Oh Wow, the latest album from alt-jazz outfit Michael Bellar and The As-Is Ensemble. Some of the only words the listener hears are…

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Lana Del Rey: Ultraviole​nce

“I’m crazy” Lana Del Rey belts out on the opening track to her third studio album, Ultraviolence. Having spent most of her breakout album, Born to Die wishing death upon…