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Review: Glass Animals’ alt-indie album shatters expectations

By | Aug 30, 2016

Somehow, Glass Animals created a sound so intricate that regardless of the listener’s environment, the album feels full and complete. This album is ideal for loud parties on Friday nights, but it also includes tunes that can create a calmer atmosphere more appropriate for a rainy evening.


Review: Musician goes back to roots on ‘Golden’ album

By | Aug 22, 2016

Walker’s unexpected instrumental changes work to his advantage: While the songs take a bit of time to adjust to, the different style will slowly grow on the listener.


Review: AJJ’s altered sound disappoints listeners

By | Aug 21, 2016

In “The Bible 2,” harmonized vocals, heavy guitars and percussion give the music a disappointingly generic energy.


Review: Simon’s talent shines on thirteenth release

By | Jun 22, 2016

Simon proves he has not stopped being innovative. His latest effort, “Stranger to Stranger,” shows Simon just as inspired as ever. The album is a harmonic convergence of sound, and Simon makes the listener consider each word carefully.


Review: Grande proves powerful with new album

By | May 30, 2016

The title track of the album, “Dangerous Woman,” left an imprint on her fan base — who are referred to as the Arianators — and the general public alike, when it was released in March. Notwithstanding the great array of songs on the album, this single is particularly impactful — Grande’s use of lyricism and instrumentation leave a mark on listeners.


Review: Metal album smashes

By | May 3, 2016

The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” is exactly what its title alludes to: It’s a messy celebration of self-destruction.


Review: Trance-like sounds illuminate album

By | May 3, 2016

“The Ship” is an engrossing and challenging release from Eno, who has rendered, in just over 47 minutes, what sounds like an audio dream sequence. Richly nuanced, “The Ship” is as quiet as it is grand and cinematic and as fulfilling as it is odd.


Review: Ferg’s tracks ‘prosper’

By | Apr 26, 2016

With the release of his sophomore attempt, “Always Strive and Prosper,” the self-proclaimed lord of trap music, A$AP Ferg, shows off a more lighthearted and honest side to his music.


Review: The Ready Set goes for gold

By | Apr 18, 2016

Released just in time for the remainder of spring and summer, The Ready Set’s fourth album will impress listeners.


Review: Electric-rock tracks fly on Goose’s new album

By | Apr 17, 2016

The Belgian band’s fourth album, “What You Need,” boasts a varied and exciting electronic sound that is only pulled down by ill–thought-out vocals.


Review: Graham’s funky genre surprises

By | Apr 12, 2016

As a whole, the album has several ups and downs, but the wild genre shifts actually work in the group’s favor. The full album may not be as popular as “7 Years” has become, but it does have other tracks worthy of attention.


Review: Retrospective lyrics mark change in style

By | Apr 11, 2016

Even if every listener hasn’t experienced the trifecta of feelings The Lumineers portray in this album, the band paints such a vivid picture through the imagery in its lyrics that anyone can relate.