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February 15, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Said The Whale record flounders

By The Ithacan | Feb 15, 2019

After the success of their previous album, “As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide,” in 2017, and after signing to Canadian indie label Arts & Crafts last year, Vancouver-based indie rockers Said the Whale are back with their sixth LP, “Cascadia.” Though Canadian magazines like “Exclaim!” and “Canadian Beats Media” have claimed this record to be one of the most anticipated albums of 2019, it fails to meet its high expectations, with bland vocals, confusing lyrics and cringey instrumentals.

Review: “Quiet Signs” is an intimate look into singer’s universe

By | Feb 11, 2019

It’s easy to listen to Jessica Pratt and forget the world around you.

Review: Weezer’s Teal Album keeps the covers coming

By | Feb 8, 2019

In December 2017, Twitter user @weezerafrica posted a tweet tagging Rivers Cuomo, the lead singer of Grammy Award–winning rock band Weezer, with a simple request: “it’s about time you bless the rains down in africa.” Months later, the group finally did bless the rains by releasing a cover of Toto’s “Africa” in summer 2018, with the same tweet on the digital cover, and to much success.

Review: “amo” ultimately succeeds despite various drawbacks

By | Feb 3, 2019

English rockers Bring Me The Horizon initially came into the music scene as a death metal band, but almost 12 years after the release of their debut LP, “Count Your Blessings,” they are far from their heavier beginnings.

Review: Backstreet’s Back with “DNA”

By | Feb 3, 2019

From the iconic ‘90s boy band that brought audiences timeless songs like “I Want it That Way” and “Everybody,” comes a new album called “DNA.” The Backstreet Boys has resurfaced into the mainstream music scene once again.

Review: Deerhunter album is rapturous yet subtle

By | Jan 28, 2019

Apocalyptic but wistful, unsettling but eerily calm, Deerhunter’s eighth album “Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?” is a subtle but striking work of art.

Review: Maggie Rogers’ album is full of heart

By | Jan 27, 2019

In 2016, an undergraduate student at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University played a demo for Pharrell Williams, who was teaching a master class at the time.

Review: Alessia Cara reflects on personal growth in new album

By | Dec 10, 2018

In her latest album, “The Pains of Growing,” Alessia Cara shares her thoughts on the personal burdens that arise with her newfound independence.

Review: ‘Stokeley’ album is charmingly off-kilter

By | Dec 5, 2018

The truth is, and always has been, that the coarse, chaotic rhymes of this Florida-born rapper are an acquired taste.

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.

Review: ‘Remember Us to Life’ accents Spektor’s vocal skills

By | Oct 17, 2016

Spektor’s method of manipulating the dynamics and moods of her songs, gives them a playful feel and demonstrates her technical musical prowess.