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Title_Fight Hyperview album review

Title Fight’s ‘Hyperview’ – Album Review

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Title Fight’s new album, Hyperview, is like an unopened book you’re holding at the bookstore. You’ve read the back of cover and think, “Ohh! A punk band from Pittsburgh, this should be loud…

The Punch Brothers The Phosphorescent Blues Review

Punch Brothers’ ‘The Phosphorescent Blues’ – Album Review

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Leave it to a bluegrass band to offer such an apt meditation on the modern condition. Anyone familiar with the Punch Brothers, however, knows the group’s artistic aims lie far higher than your…


A Gonzo Reaction to Joey Bada$$’s New Album ‘B4.DA.$$’

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I first discovered Joey Bada$$ during the BET Cypher, Man With the Iron Fist. I was into A$AP and Bino Boy, and then heard Mr. Bada$$ just go ahead and rip some shit…

bjork vulnicura

Björk’s ‘Vulnicura’ – Album Review

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When’s the last time you heard music that was so potent with truth and terrible, gut-wrenching beauty that it broke your heart? That’s far too long. Björk’s Vulnicura is here to shatter it in…

marilyn manson pale emperor

Marilyn Manson’s ‘The Pale Emperor’ – Album Review

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Even the blackest of souls can claw their way out of the depths of hell for a shot at redemption. For shock rocker Marilyn Manson that’s no small feat, but on The Pale…

Ryan Adams No Shadow

Ryan Adams’ No Shadow EP – Album Review

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The world sits still for no one and nobody seems to know that better than Ryan Adams. Less than two weeks into 2015, Adams released his newest EP, No Shadow, the latest installment…

panda bear meets the grim reaper

Panda Bear’s Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper – Album Review

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Death. You think about it. It might not be every day or even that often, but death often trips up a thought pattern from time to time, and death is a very serious…

ty segall mr face ep

Ty Segall’s Mr. Face EP – Album Review

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Prolific is a word often used by purveyors of Ty Segall to describe him. Insane is a less popular, but possibly better fit, considering Segall’s erratic songwriting and execution, but labelling Ty Segall…

Dr Dog Live At Flamingo Hotel Album Review

Dr. Dog’s ‘Live at the Flamingo Hotel’ – Album Review

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In this 19-song live adventure of an album, Dr. Dog deftly weaves in and out of various albums, from Toothbrush to B-Room, featuring an assortment of their hits, such as “Broken Heart”, “Shadow…

flying lotus you're dead

Flying Lotus’ ‘You’re Dead!’ – Album Review

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There’s nothing more significant to human beings than death—our untimely and hopefully gracious exit as human beings into the ether of whatever comes after life. Flying Lotus has dealt with many people in…

juan maclean in a dream

The Juan MacLean’s ‘In A Dream’ – Album Review

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It’s something special that DFA Records had in the early 2000’s. After LCD Soundsystem blew up, a secondary and tertiary list of incredible producers, creators, and shadowy stars built what we know and…

Earth Primitive and Deadly

Earth’s ‘Primitive And Deadly’ – Album Review

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The band Earth and all of its previous works easily define them as a innovator. They traverse and explore so many styles of metal, including drone, doom, and the aptly titled stoner metal…