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Interpol – El Pintor (Review)

The beginning of last week, Interpol released their fifth studio album El Pintor. Interpol built their name in the early 2000s with their debut album Turn on the Bright Lights which was released to high critical praise. With the success of their subsequent albums, Interpol became increasingly recognized in the indie music scene. They were […]

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Karen O. – Crush Songs (Review)

Front-woman for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O., has gone solo with her debut album Crush Songs. It’s a pillow-talk kind of album, one which explores a lingering angst that managed its way into adulthood. Think Juno soundtrack, but lacking the certainty of a happy ending. Each song hardly making it to three minutes, Crush […]

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U2 – Songs of Inocence (Review)

The new U2 album…something I’ve been anticipating since I saw them for the second time on the 360 Tour at Chicago’s Soldier Field in 2011. Since the conclusion of that tour, there have been repeated rumors of a new U2 album in the works. When they announced Tuesday that the new record is being offered […]

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Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams (Review)

I have a hard time keeping up with Ryan Adams’s musical output because it seems like he puts something out every year. However, this summer he released the single “Gimme Something Good” which really got my attention. I hoped the rest of the album would have the same attitude. Musically, Adams’s voice and ambient chorus-driven […]

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Spoon – They Want My Soul (Review)

I’ve always thought that some songs are better left for brief radio enjoyment. Oftentimes, I’ll Shazam a song that I really like, only to listen to it again later and find myself bored and unenthused. Welcome to the entirety of Spoon’s eighth studio album, They Want My Soul. It lacks in anything that could make […]

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Coldplay – Ghost Stories (Review)

Whether it be due to massive album sales, flashy collaborations, some of the world’s most lucrative tours or even Chris Martin’s gargantuan celebrity personal life, Coldplay is arguably deserving of the title “Biggest Band In The World”. Having sold out arenas from Brazil to Glasgow, the quartet from London, England have displayed a mature contentment […]

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