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August 20, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

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.

Review: A Day To Remember’s ‘Bad Vibrations’ misses the mark

By | Sep 17, 2016

This album jumps right into its harsh sound with title track “Bad Vibrations.” While old fans will recognize the dark, emo sound and possible nostalgic themes of early 2000s punk, other listeners will skip over this song. Under lead singer Jeremy McKinnon’s screaming vocals, a loud guitar riff follows an overdone beat, producing nothing more than a blaring tune.

Assistant professor and alumna produce indie album

By | May 3, 2016

Brooks Miner and Beverly Stokes have been working on their first album for over a year now, recording primarily in their small Brooklyn studio and in various parts of Ithaca. Their new indie-folk album, “All These Dotted Lines,” will be available online May 10.

Review: Electric duo’s album creates ‘Another Eternity’ in half an hour

By | Mar 17, 2015

Purity Ring returns with a 35-minute album that crosses genre boundaries with electric intensity.

Review: Big Sean brings huge hits with even greater wordplay

By | Mar 4, 2015

Big Sean’s third studio album delivers with witty wordplay in “Dark Sky Paradise.”

Review: Overwhelming instrumentals drown out R&B soul

By | Feb 25, 2015

Rhythm and blues singer Raheem DeVaughn returns with “Love Sex Passion,” an overproduced album that sacrifices quality for quantity.