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Review: ‘Anything in Return’ has everything to offer

By | Feb 6, 2013

Toro y Moi returns with its third studio album “Anything in Return.”

Review: New wave band releases vibrant album

By | Feb 6, 2013

British band New Order channels their synthpop sound in an electric new studio album.

Review: Pop rock band explores indie style

By | Jan 29, 2013

American band Ra Ra Riot adapts baroque pop label to fit indie standards in new album “Beta Love.”

Review: Indie band rocks new power album

By | Jan 29, 2013

The Joy Formidable takes flight with new high-energy album “Wolf’s Law.”

Review: Christopher Owens releases eclectic solo album

By | Jan 22, 2013

Indie rock musician triumphs with debut solo album “Lysandre.”

Punk rock band triumphs with percussive tunes

By | Jan 22, 2013

Irish punk rock band, the Dropkick Murphys, channels their signature rowdy style in their new album, “Signed and Sealed in Blood.”

Review: Soundgarden returns with nostalgic sound

By | Nov 29, 2012

The grunge band returns with its sixth studio album “King Animal.”

Review: One Direction steers sophomore album in wrong direction

By | Nov 29, 2012

The pop boy band released its second album “Take Me Home.”

Review: K’naan’s sound in ‘Country, God or the Girl’ stifled by lyrics

By | Nov 1, 2012

Having released an EP at the beginning of this year, rapper K’naan follows up with a new album, “Country, God or the Girl.”

Review: Owl City slumps with fourth album

By | Aug 29, 2012

  Back with more electronics than a Skrillex single and more artificial sunshine than a fluorescent lightbulb, Owl City’s “The Midsummer Station” condenses a season of sunlight into one lackluster album. Adam Young, the founder and frontman of the one-man band, released his second album, “Ocean Eyes,” which launched him into the high-spirited pop world…

Review: Bloc Party reverts to non-electro sound

By | Aug 27, 2012

The past few years have been rife with uncertainty for Bloc Party fans. While the British alternative collective was on hiatus, rumors of a break-up began to circulate. But all is right in the Bloc Party camp as they return with their fourth studio album, the unimaginatively titled “Four.”

‘California 37’: Train’s sound goes off tracks

By | May 2, 2012

Train has a history of interweaving pop culture throughout their clever lyrics. However, the pop-rock band’s newest album, “California 37,” hits listeners over the head with superficiality, beginning with the opening song, “This’ll Be My Year.”