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Black Lips – Under the Rainbow (Review)

Written by Ellen Chen The Black Lips has been around for quite a while already, and to me they have always seemed like the archetype of an American bad-boy band in the same vein as the Rolling Stones. Their newest project, their eighth album Underneath the Rainbow, has had much anticipation because it is co-recorded […]

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Real Estate – Atlas (Review)

Music lovers have struggled for decades whenever a band comes out with new music because it is either too derivative of what they have done before, or too different, and they should have stuck with what has worked. Real Estate’s new album, Atlas, is a true exception. It’s reminiscent of their past work without being […]

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We Are Scientists – TV en Français (Review)

Written by Emma Goodwin While claiming to be in their element more than ever, We Are Scientists has released their fifth album, TV en Français. Recent comments made by the band have revealed that this album contains a level of raw personality that has been absent in all of their prior albums, a change which […]

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Beck – Morning Phase (Review)

Beck’s spinal injury made the recording of his last album, 2008’s Modern Guilt, almost unbearable. When he recorded his vocals, his arms were wrapped around his back the whole time and he could only muster whispers. The pain was enough to stop Beck from wanting to play his own material live. But he never stopped […]

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St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Review)

St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark, had many expectations to live up to with her new self-titled album, which is her fourth solo full-length album. Since her first album, St. Vincent has largely been regarded as the representative for a genre of her own, virtually incomparable to other any other artist. Her music combines so many […]

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Phantogram – Voices (Review)

Back in 2010, when Phantogram was but a small duo signed to Barsuk Records and touring the country in support of their first album Eyelid Movies, I had the privilege to catch them at an in-store concert at the record store where I worked throughout high school. The crowd was made up of about 15 […]

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