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April 19, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

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.

Review: Netflix’s attempt at sci-fi romance falls flat

By | Jan 29, 2019

Every month, a slew of sci-fi thrillers, rom-coms and documentaries dribble out on Netflix — most with little or no fanfare.

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: Alice Merton album “Mint” leaves a bad taste

By | Jan 27, 2019

Alice Merton broke onto the music scene in 2016 when she went straight to the top of the charts with her powerful single “No Roots.” Merton also released two other singles, “Why So Serious” and “Funny Business” in 2018.

Review: “The Upside” is heartwarming but cliche

By | Jan 23, 2019

Kevin Hart’s comedic skills and chemistry with Bryan Cranston creates a feel-good, laugh-out-loud drama that focuses on an unlikely friendship between two very different people.

Review: The 1975 release honest album

By | Dec 11, 2018

Since releasing its first EP six years ago, The 1975 has made itself a household name in indie pop, with major hits like “Chocolate” and “Love Me” dominating music charts in recent years.

Review: Obscure film borders on incomprehensible

By | Dec 10, 2018

Based on the short story “Gräns” by ‎John Ajvide Lindqvist, “Border” has all the unrestrained pretension of Oscar bait: a sluggish pace, an inscrutable fantasy element and a relentless melancholy.

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.