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Remember Whensday – Anarchy in the UK

A complaint that I often hear about modern pop music is that it is formulaic, and churned out by groups that are created to appeal to the lowest common denominator. People like to point to groups like One Direction, citing the band’s lack of any kind of organic origination. With all due respect to music […]

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TV On The Radio – Seeds (Review)

This week, TV On The Radio are officially releasing their much anticipated fifth album, Seeds. Most TVOTR fans I’ve talked to have been curious to see how this album would compare with their previous releases, for two major reasons. First, TV On the Radio have a reputation for releasing solid, well-rounded albums with impressive compositions; […]

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Monday Mixer

Jimi Hendrix – “Manic Depression” One of the biggest reasons I enjoy having two rock-loving parents is that searching through records at their house always yields surprises and forgotten gems. This summer, I was floored when I came across an original vinyl pressing of Jimi Hendrix’s Are You Experienced? Here’s the second track from his […]

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Remember Whensday – The Moonwalk

In honor of this week’s posthumous release of Michael Jackson’s Exscape, I think it would be worthwhile to remember that, coincidentally, this week also marks the thirty-first anniversary of the television airing of the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever NBC special. Though the special was filmed in March of 1983, it did not air until […]

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Kishi Bashi – Lighght (Review)

In his second full-length solo album, Kishi Bashi (Kaoru Ishibashi) largely continues the work he started in his 2012 debut, 151a. Though Lighght does not really contain catchy and directed stand-alone songs like his debut’s “Bright Whites,” the album is packed with his characteristic cleverness, innovation, and uplifting vibes. Lighght, like Kishi Bashi’s past efforts, […]

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Woods – With Light and With Love (Review)

With Light and With Love is the eighth album that Woods has released since the band’s formation in 2005. The album, like their 2012 release Bend Beyond and those before, demonstrates the band’s remarkable ability to churn out lots of music over a relatively short amount of time. There are plenty of indie bands that […]

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