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June 18, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: “Rainswept” is a deluge of visceral visuals

By | Feb 20, 2019

A rich landscape of beautiful, rolling hills is quickly followed by the silhouette of a man in his window — then a heart-stopping bang leads to peaceful silence.

Review: “High Flying Bird” shoots and scores

By | Feb 19, 2019

The new Netflix film “High Flying Bird,” which was shot completely on an iPhone, delves deep into the relationship between sports and the politics of the United States’ capitalist society.

Review: Singles for the week of 2/17

By | Feb 17, 2019

Raise a Man
Alicia Keys
Released Feb.

Review: “thank u, next” is a story about love, loss and self-discovery

By The Ithacan | Feb 16, 2019

Ariana Grande is what some might call a “problematic fave.” She is a human with flaws and is not exempt from making mistakes.

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: “The Prodigy” is nothing special

By | Feb 11, 2019

What happens when a cold-blooded serial killer reincarnates into a newborn baby’s body?

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: “Kingdom” shows the horror of zombies and social class

By | Feb 4, 2019

Netflix original series “Kingdom” takes zombie-horror to a whole new level.

Review: “Freedom’s Goblin” is free of faults

By | Feb 4, 2019

In his 10th studio album, “Freedom’s Goblin,” Ty Segall joins fuzzy guitar with electronic funk.

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: Singles for the Week of 2/1

By The Ithacan | Feb 2, 2019

“Fine Mess”
Interpol
Released Jan. 30, 2019
Matador Records
New York rockers, Interpol’s surprise single is moody and raucous.