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Review: ‘Starboy’ shines in the Weeknd’s latest release

By | Dec 3, 2016

The Weeknd has created one of the most fun and hypnotizing albums of 2016. His themes of materialism and betrayal immerse listeners into “Starboy”.

Review: Foo Fighters mellow album plays smoothly

By | Nov 19, 2014

Foo Fighter’s latest album “Sonic Highways” is an excellent portrayal of the group’s signature rock sound.

Review: Rock icons say goodbye to fans with enchanting CD

By | Nov 19, 2014

Pink Floyd’s final album, “The Endless River,” is a great send-off for the iconic group.

Review: Metal group “Obliterations” poisoned by tired vocals

By | Nov 12, 2014

Lackluster vocals turn “Poison Everything” into an abrasive musical experience.

Review: ‘The Ting Tings’ mend past mistakes with modern disco fever

By | Nov 11, 2014

Recovering from a disastrous second album, which the Guardian described as “saying goodbye to their audience,” The Ting Tings have re-emerged to produce a new album with a new sound.

Review: Taylor Swift ventures into pop realm with ‘1989’

By | Nov 5, 2014

The celebrated country singer is back with her new, more pop-oriented album, “1989.”

Review: Newest release from Grouper finds beauty in detail

By | Nov 5, 2014

Songwriter Liz Harris offers up intricate, detailed music in her newest release, “Ruins.”

Review: Neil Diamond manages to stay fresh with “Melody Road”

By | Oct 29, 2014

Folk veteran Neil Diamond may touch on some tired topics in “Melody Road,” but the album still succeeds as an enjoyable listen.

Review: Singer-songwriter Ben Howard taps into darker sounds

By | Oct 29, 2014

Acoustic guitar meets new, darker instrumentals in Ben Howard’s newest studio release.

Review: Dual release from Childish Gambino showcases rapper’s versatility

By | Oct 21, 2014

Childish Gambino finds rap nirvana in his newest dual release.

Review: Indie duo ‘Wampire’ survives transition to full band

By | Oct 21, 2014

Going from a two-piece act to a full band can be an awkward or convoluted process.

Review: Release from industry icon Aphex Twin proves musical mettle

By | Oct 7, 2014

“Syro,” the newest release from experimental producer Aphex Twin is a triumphant return to greatness.