Even after four Deerhunter albums, it’s hard to claim that you know exactly what their next effort is going to sound like. And on Monomania, Deerhunter’s fifth album, that rings true again. After the huge success of their last album, Halcyon Digest, Deerhunter drops the electronic aspects and returns to their roots for a raw [...]
Written by Eric Holmes After 13 years of pursuing a fairly successful, if not diminishing, solo career, Ben Folds has reunited the world’s smallest quintet for The Sound of the Life of the Mind. The result is a remarkably bland and tired album that is really just more of the same Ben Folds that we’ve been [...]
Coming up this Sunday is Father’s Day, so I put together a little mixtape for my father. However, the normal length playlist seemed insufficient, so I decided to make him a double LP, following in the footsteps of one of our mutual favorite albums, the Beatles’ white album. Each side has a different character to [...]
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