Topic: Music Review

The xx demonstrates bold artistic development with new LP ‘I See You’

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The xx demonstrates bold artistic development with new LP ‘I See You’

January 25, 2017 0 comments

Since the rise of band member Jamie xx’s solo career, nothing has been the same for London-based indie pop band the xx.

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Childish Gambino departs from roots, explores funk, soul in new LP

December 7, 2016 0 comments

Enveloping listeners in soulful, bluesy funk and eerie, ethereal vocals, Childish Gambino plunges into the mellifluous world of psychedelia in his third LP.

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‘Starboy’ struggles with The Weeknd’s relationships, fame

November 30, 2016 0 comments

Every artist draws inspiration from similar recurring themes that persist throughout the trajectory of their music careers.

Australian electronic-pop band Empire of the Sun released its newest LP, which explores the evolution of relationships and the natural world.

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Ethereal pop duo explores relationships in new LP

November 2, 2016 0 comments

Dreamy electrotronic group Empire of the Sun evokes sentimental recollections of summer love and the natural world in “Two Vines,” released Oct. 28.

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‘Disappear Here’ questions complicated nature of love

September 21, 2016 0 comments

Bad Suns reminds its listeners to remember the laughs, the tears and the bewilderment in its latest album titled “Disappear Here,” released Friday.

Generic pop melodies take honesty out of ‘This Is What the Truth Feels Like’

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Generic pop melodies take honesty out of ‘This Is What the Truth Feels Like’

March 22, 2016 0 comments

Before this album, I had not listened to Gwen Stefani’s music so excessively since my tenth birthday party.

Justin Bieber’s 18-song album “Purpose” was released Nov. 13 and has since reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart. “What Do You Mean?” and “Where Are Ü Now?” are two of the album’s most popular songs.

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There’s no need to say sorry this time, Justin

December 2, 2015 0 comments

Three years after the 2012 release of his last album, “Believe,” Bieber seems to be working to change his image and his target audience.

The Weeknd performing in 2013. The Weeknd’s second album displays his somber style and dourly self-reflective themes above the title of his most popular track.

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The Weeknd’s mainstream breakout combines dark R&B with pop

September 18, 2015 0 comments

When Abel Tesfaye dropped a few tracks in 2011 under the moniker “The Weeknd,” it was at a moment when R&B had a taken a turn for the weird.

Audience members converged on the Main Green for Saturday’s concerts, which featured Kelela, What Cheer? Brigade, Pusha T and headliner Modest Mouse. Yeasayer, Waka Flocka Flame and Hudson Mohawke took the stage Friday night.

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Modest Mouse electrifies crowd while Hudson Mohawke fails to connect

April 20, 2015 7 comments

While most artists lived up to their hype, some fell short of expectations.

The members of Modest Mouse, coming off of their certified Gold 2007 album “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,” felt pressure to make their latest work “Strangers to Ourselves” perfect, according to the band.

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Modest Mouse’s new album: From nostalgic to novel

April 3, 2015 1 comment

“Strangers to Ourselves” brings a throwback palette of angsty ’90s instrumentation mixed with newer electronic, studio tweaks.