Topic: album review

In honor of their fifth album featured songs developed during improvisational sessions.

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Sonic Youth celebrates 30th anniversary of ‘Daydream Nation’

November 5, 2018 0 comments

The only way to step forward is to look back — in this case, Sonic Youth, comprising Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo, commemorate their fifth studio album Daydream Nation’s 30th anniversary, reaffirming their influence and reign over underground, alternative music.

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Slowdive’s “Souvlaki” celebrates 25 years of influence on indie rock

October 15, 2018 0 comments

English indie band Slowdive celebrates the 25th anniversary of their seminal 1993 LP “Souvlaki” this year.

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Yves Tumor releases Warp Records debut

October 8, 2018 0 comments

Italy-based artist Sean Bowie, more famously known as Yves Tumor, released his new album “Safe in the Hands of Love” to Warp Records Sept. 5, demonstrating his ability to unravel everything that we consider to be “experimental music.”

Lupe Fiasco’s new album “Drogas Wave” marks the artist’s break with Atlantic Records and emergence as an independent creative artist.  Lupe rose to fame 13 years ago after a feature in Kanye West’s  “Touch the Sky.”

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Lupe Fiasco drops album steeped in social commentary

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Very rarely does an artist release a 20-plus-song album that is highly enjoyable front to back — no filler and no frills.

Weezer’s ‘Pacific Daydream’ album drop disappoints

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Weezer’s ‘Pacific Daydream’ album drop disappoints

October 30, 2017 0 comments

For those who are desperately missing the early 2000s, Weezer’s latest album “Pacific Daydream” will more than deliver.

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Homage-heavy ‘American Dream’ re-tools LCD Soundsystem

September 5, 2017 0 comments

In retrospect, it’s hard not to see it all as a masterfully executed publicity stunt.

‘Pure Comedy’ ambitious in scope, fails to impress

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‘Pure Comedy’ ambitious in scope, fails to impress

April 18, 2017 0 comments

Father John Misty takes a great deal from the gospel of David Foster Wallace on his latest record “Pure Comedy.”

Bob Dylan’s ‘Triplicate’ revels in nostalgia

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Triplicate’ revels in nostalgia

April 5, 2017 0 comments

Listening to “Triplicate,” Bob Dylan’s latest album released Mar. 3, it’s hard to imagine the Dylan who played at Brown in 1964.

Drake’s genre-hopping dooms ‘More Life’

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Drake’s genre-hopping dooms ‘More Life’

April 4, 2017 0 comments

Drake may very well be the most difficult-to-pin-down personality in popular music — a far cry from his once glaring predictability.

’80s synth-pop classic Depeche Mode releases new album

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’80s synth-pop classic Depeche Mode releases new album

March 22, 2017 0 comments

Depeche Mode has managed to keep up a pop beat without abandoning the intense philosophical and political undertones present in their lyrics.