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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

“Beach House 3” is just as honest as it is fun

Ty Dolla $ign is a singer, first and foremost, who is more than capable of dropping some bars on a track. What makes him such a pleasure to listen to is his strength in...

“Meaning of Life” shows a new, soulful Kelly Clarkson

There’s no denying that Kelly Clarkson’s name alone evokes a sense of nostalgia. She became the first winner of hit TV show “American Idol” before creating the iconic break-up song, “Since You’ve Been Gone.”...

The unequivocally cool king of British indie makes his triumphant return with “The Ooz”

Archy Marshall is an agent of mystique and low profile in a media climate where that is hard to accomplish. Being a very enigmatic character, he has nearly as many stage monikers as projects...

Angel Olsen’s “Phases” unearths new gems amongst familiars

Angel Olsen is human, and like any seasoned artist who’s been emotionally roughed up, she translates those experiences into verses that range from raw and languishing — like her 2016 album “My Woman’”s closer,...

What’s on our RADAR for 2017

As 2017 opens before us, and the potential for so many new possibilities begin, we here at Radar wanted to highlight some of the projects we are excited about in the upcoming year. From...

Even off their A-game, Future and Thugger come together with flare

Discussing current trends in hip-hop inevitably comes around to highlighting the importance of Future and Young Thug, the Atlantan rap titans whose postverbal eccentricities elevated their auto-tuned slurs from the exception to the norm....

In Kelela’s sea — On the singer’s debut, ”Take Me Apart”

Kelela’s asymmetrically shaved head has become a marker for the singer. As of late, she has accented the end of her locks with diamonds, inducing regality and elegance, two descriptors which encapsulate her ambitiously...

Poised, Florist reflects on grief with loving hope

Emily Sprague is no stranger to pain. In early 2014, the singer-songwriter behind Florist — a “friendship project” composed of Sprague, Rick Spataro and Jonnie Baker — broke her neck and suffered arm damage...

Paramore fights through loss and depression with new synth-pop album “After Laughter”

Every time a well-established band comes out with a new record, a wave of fans come out of their dark corridors and proclaim that the band have lost their way — that they don’t sound like their “old...

Shugo Tokumaru “In Focus?” Review

Shugo Tokumaru is one freakishly gifted multi-instrumental/bedroom-pop composer who is able to magically pile his copious instrumentals on top of each other in an arrangement that looks outrageous on paper, but ultimately works in...