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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Away from the Swamp: Why the soundtracks of Shrek 1 and Shrek 2 are...

As I walked around Far Far Away Record Store, wallowing in the thought of never seeing our beloved Green One again, I suddenly heard a sound. “Somebody once told me the world is gonna...

Lykke Li’s “I Never Learn” is heart-wrenching, if redundant

Lykke Li is no stranger to heartache. Her debut album, “Youth Novels,” and its successor, “Wounded Rhymes,” have each had their share of the blues, and Li proceeds to sing the same tune with...

Deerhunter isn’t caught in the headlights

  Iconic indie-rock band Deerhunter recently released their seventh studio album in “Fading Frontier,” which is a departure from their previous work. In fact, it is strongly reminiscent of some of Wilco's best work, like...

Father John Misty bares his soul on “I Love You, Honeybear”

I like to think that when I look back at writing for this newspaper years from now, some of my articles, even written through the constraints of a music or film review, will reflect...

Kanye West offers a compelling, emotional and surprisingly human experience with “Ye”

After an over two year hiatus, with the exception of a few inconsequential features and some production work on the side, Kanye West has returned in full force. Following “Daytona,” which was exclusively produced...

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...

“Pinegrove” gives you something to think about

“I should call my parents when I think of them / tell my friends when I love them / got too caught up in my own shit” sings the New Jersey-bred band Pinegrove, to...

“Actions” turn you to music

“Actions,” Turn to Crime’s second musical effort, is probably not for everyone, and even then it will probably attract a small core following with its very unique synth-pop and experimental sound. The band takes...

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...

Logic’s new album is illogical

Maryland-based hip hop artist Logic's second studio album "The Incredible True Story" is a lyrically heavy concept album that touches on a variety of different themes. His previous album, "Under Pressure" actually debuted at...