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Friday, January 19, 2018

3rd Annual Radar Jamming Best Albums of 2012

For the past few years that I’ve been doing this list, I’d been able to identify a certain theme that had permeated the particular year’s music. When taking a look back at music in...

Toro Y Moi “Anything In Return” Review

Chaz Bundick’s—the mastermind behind Toro Y Moi—musical output can be described as amorphic; he helped pioneer the chillwave genre in “Causers of This,” while channeling his inner dance music enthusiast through the side project...

The Winter Sounds “Runner” Review

Potential. It’s what a lot of your favorite indie bands show glimpses of, but never quite realize. This is the gist of The Winter Sound’s third album “Runner.” It never quite puts you over...

Forma “Off/On” Review

In Latin, the word “forma” means shape or figure, and in a more figurative sense it is also used to describe beauty. This implication suggests that the simplicity of the form and structure in...

Christina Aguilera “Lotus” Review

A year after the release of her album “Bionic” in 2010, Christina Aguilera returned to the spotlight as a judge on “The Voice,” and made a visual statement by showcasing her glowing fake tan...

Green Day “¡Dos!” Review

So let me set something straight—I consider myself a pretty big Green Day fan. I’ve defended the band when people said they sucked, and I still think that their lyrical themes are far more...

Aerosmith “Music from Another Dimension!” Review

A long 11 years passed since Aerosmith last released original music, 2001’s “Just Push Play.” After a near break-up of the Boston’s Bad Boys in 2009, the band reached its end of Sony/Columbia Records...

CeeLo Green “CeeLo’s Magic Moment” Review

Less than 55 days until the beloved season of Christmas and CeeLo Green releases an album loaded with 14 holiday classics. Besides his appearance as a coach on “The Voice,” CeeLo’s last work...

Gary Clark Jr. “Blak And Blu” Review

Shining in authentic old-school blues fashion, guitar virtuoso Gary Clark Jr.’s major-label debut, “Blak and Blu,” brings true soul and pain back to an R&B realm that has been wallowing in overproduced hip-hop. Clark’s...

Ben Gibbard “Former Lives” Review

Taking poetic lyrics full of imagery seems to be a Death Cab for Cutie hallmark. On his first solo venture since 2009, lyricist and lead singer Ben Gibbard continues these motifs exceedingly and although...