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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Radiohead, sonic transformation and “moon shaped pool” of defeat

Radiohead fans are weird. As raving, rabid ones ourselves, we can tell you that upon hearing that their website was slowly disappearing, we logged on and watched it disappear in real time over the...

Paul McCartney “New” Review

Who would have thought that a 71-year-old man could sound so decidedly … indie? On Paul McCartney’s latest album, “New,” the music legend gives his unmistakable style a modern-indie rock feel, while never losing...

Drizzy is the weakest link on “VIEWS”

2015 was Drake’s year: after releasing “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” out of the blue in January to critical acclaim and fanfare, Drake went on to drop the hottest single of the...

The confounding elegance of Frank Ocean’s “Endless”

This summer saw the release of not one, but two albums by elusive alt R-and-B artist Frank Ocean. Initially releasing “Endless,” the audiovisual album, only to release “Blonde” about 72 hours later. While many...

A$AP Mob puts on for New York and reaches new heights on Cozy Tapes

The commercial success of A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg has led to the two Harlem rappers becoming arguably the most influential rappers to come out of New York in the last 15 years not...

Will.I.Am “#willpower” Review

I feel that the majority of people who listen to the Black Eyed Peas solely do so because of Will.I.Am. The reason people listen to Will.I.Am is still unbeknownst to me. After giving the...

“Trumpeting Ecstasy” is a blistering shock wave of nihilistic rage

Before disregarding Full of Hell as a by-the-numbers grindcore, black metal, powerviolence or whatever extreme metal hybrid label you prefer (harsh grinding death is still my favorite), consider the versatility in their abrasive sonic...

Starbomb’s “Player Select” is sure to blow up

Starbomb seemed to appear out of nowhere last year, releasing a self-titled comedy album that quickly rose the charts on iTunes, and hitting the No. 1 spot on the comedy chart. After a year...

Locke’s new album, “Time Stands Still” is nostalgic goodness

Having strummed his guitar and sang his heart out for the past 10 years, Taylor Locke is no stranger to the stage, since he played as lead guitarist and singer in Rooney and in...

Code Orange – Forever: A Tornado of Torment

Code Orange have built themselves up as a unique act among a sea of, as drummer and vocalist Jami Morgan puts it, “bargain bin fucking deathcore bands.” Their music meshes elements of hardcore, death...