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fun.’s Some Nights

It’s been quite a ride for fun. this last couple of months. They released Some Nights’ single featuring everybody’s favorite R&B singer, Janelle Monae, “We Are Young,” in September. However, listenership truly exploded when the song was featured on the December 6th episode of Glee. The first time I was (forcedly) exposed to Glee’s cover […]

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Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die

Lana Del Rey’s captivating first single “Video Games” earned her an instant fan-base and nonstop media attention. All the hype leads up to the quick, and perhaps untimely, release of Born to Die, her debut album. The album seems somewhat rushed. Fans wanted more of “Video Games,” and they wanted it fast. Most of the […]

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The Black Keys’ El Camino

It has been a big year for The Black Keys. They celebrated their 10th year anniversary, won three Grammy awards for last year’s album Brothers, performed on Saturday Night Live, played at festivals including Bonnaroo and Coachella, and announced the release date for this, their seventh studio album. In an interview with Spin, they compared […]

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Dead Milkmen satirize as they age

Satirical punk band, the Dead Milkmen, released eight albums from 1985 to 1995, and has now released their ninth album, The King in Yellow—16 years later—where now the target of their satire includes NPR.  This album is interesting and fun, but this album is intended for the people whose peers listen to Norah Jones and […]

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The lackluster Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

My youth, much like many people of my generation, included the soundtrack of the shoegazing-esque musical talents of the Gallagher brothers and their band Oasis.  Powered by their biting British accents and “wall of sound” musical techniques, their anthems like “Wonderwall”, “Don’t Look Back in Anger”, and “Champagne Supernova”, though not being the most lyrically […]

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The Duke Spirit’s third album Bruiser hits hard

Olly “The Kid” Betts rolls through a tribal drumbeat, while one guitar plucks out a dark, psychedelic riff.  It might sound more like a bright summertime riff, but the tuning is dropped down. A clean toned Gibson semi-hollow guitar enters in and plays notes that stand out from the other guitar.  Then Betts hits the […]

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