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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

August 17, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: The Gorillaz devolve in their disappointing return

By | May 2, 2017

None of the singers showcased any type of real singing talent or skill. The album is entirely too reminiscent of an EP made on a teenager’s laptop.

Review: The Cranberries ‘Something Else’ is something new

By | May 2, 2017

In “Something Else,” the Cranberries deliver poignant messages. The album’s orchestral instrumentation seamlessly weaves together the old and the new.

Review: Kendrick Lamar conquers the hip-hop competition

By | Apr 26, 2017

It may not be a straightforward classic like “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” or sonically experimental like “To Pimp a Butterfly,” but it has mass appeal.

Review: Ray Davies fails to capture the American spirit

By | Apr 26, 2017

Despite an attempt to go through American history and assess the present American dream, Davies misses the mark on what being an American truly means.

Review: ‘Pure Comedy’ from pompous folk-rocker is a joke

By | Apr 19, 2017

Tillman desperately wants it to work but when his pompous attitude shines too bright in his tracks, the glare burns listeners’ eyes.

Review: ‘Infinite’ fills the classic rock void

By | Apr 13, 2017

The album fills the void left by the disappearance of classic rock, a hole in the musical landscape that only the giants of the genre can repair.

Deja View: Piracy

By The Ithacan | Apr 11, 2017

In a micro edition of Deja View, Reviews Editor Jake Leary sat down with Assistant Multimedia Editor Matt Maloney to talk about the moral grey area of piracy.

Review: Young rapper defies American attitude

By | Apr 11, 2017

the way “ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADASS” deals with the American experience is simply brilliant.

Review: The Mavericks make magic with ‘Brand New Day’

By | Apr 5, 2017

The Mavericks released several rock albums throughout their career, but “Brand New Day” is a step away from these old roots.

Review: Goldfrapp’s latest album earns a silver medal

By | Apr 5, 2017

“Silver Eye” has moments of sheer brilliance — Though it is peppered with parts and pieces that seem unoriginal.

Review: Real Estate moves into new territory

By | Mar 29, 2017

Real Estate’s infectious melodies burst with exuberance in “In Mind,” making it hard to not bob along to this album.

Review: Drake’s latest pop-rap fusion lacks life and heart

By | Mar 29, 2017

There’s no doubt that this project provides plenty of club hits and a few potential Top-40’s radio tracks, but that is just about all it offers.