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Friday, November 15, 2019

Eminem “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” Review

Attempting to pinpoint the single feature that made Eminem the best-selling artist of the past decade is a challenging and nearly futile task. After all, there are so many layers to the guy that...

Young the Giant “Mind Over Matter” Review

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Young the Giant’s lead vocalist Sameer Gadhia sums up the difficulty of finding their voice in their second album “Mind Over Matter.” The different mixes of music...

The Vaccines “Come of Age” Review

Following the success of their debut album in 2010, English indie rockers The Vaccines released their sophomore album “Come of Age” on Oct. 2. With their latest set of 11 songs, the band has...

“Helter Seltzer” comes out a little stale

“Why not keep this interesting?” lead vocalist Keith Murray belts out on opening track, “Buckle.” This lyric serves as the controlling idea for “Helter Seltzer,” the fifth studio album by alternative indie rock band...

Life, Death and Coachella 2012

Death is an interesting thing. We assume that once something dies, it is never coming back to life and we must accept its passing as ultimate. For a music festival to challenge this very...

Miley Cyrus “Bangerz” Review

It’s impossible to have heard nothing about Miley Cyrus lately, whether it’s regarding her half-naked routine at the VMAs or admitting that her songs are about drug use. Especially after several performances of her...

Aerosmith “Music from Another Dimension!” Review

A long 11 years passed since Aerosmith last released original music, 2001’s “Just Push Play.” After a near break-up of the Boston’s Bad Boys in 2009, the band reached its end of Sony/Columbia Records...

Mountain Goats examine life’s highs and lows from the ropes on “Beat the Champ”

I know almost nothing about professional wrestling. When I was on my junior high’s annual eighth-grade graduation trip to Washington, D.C., I had to beg to watch the Ducks win the Stanley Cup on TV...

A$AP Ferg strives, but doesn’t prosper

A$AP Ferg, East Coast rapper based out of Harlem and one of the founders of A$AP Mob, recently released “Always Strive And Prosper,” the long-awaited follow up to his debut album. Unfortunately, this album...

Angel Olsen’s “Phases” unearths new gems amongst familiars

Angel Olsen is human, and like any seasoned artist who’s been emotionally roughed up, she translates those experiences into verses that range from raw and languishing — like her 2016 album “My Woman’”s closer,...