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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Airborne Toxic Event “Such Hot Blood” Album Review

Widely known for their melancholy track “Sometime Around Midnight” on their first album, the Airborne Toxic Event has made a romantic comeback this spring with “Such Hot Blood.” It has been two years since...

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,...

With ‘Pom Pom’ Ariel Pink invites us to relive the past

Ariel Pink has delivered the album Foxygen’s “… And Star Power” should have been. Freed of his backing band Haunted Graffiti (partially responsible for his previous outings, the generally acclaimed “Mature Themes” and “Before...

Pallett’s “In Conflict” is one of the most honest records of the year

Owen Pallett is known as somewhat of a musical academic, penning numerous essays deconstructing elements of different popular songs to explain why they work and don’t work. And in his spare time, he is...

The Black Keys dole out another masterpiece with “Turn Blue”

  As a band with Grammy-winning fame, the Black Keys have produced music that has become familiar to audiences of all different genres, ranging from ‘60s blues to modern alternative. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney...

A most exciting piece of “Junk”

M83 blows the doors off with their newest effort, and it delivers a solid sense of optimism and epic scale in its sound. Consequently I now have the overwhelming urge to don a cape...

“Pinegrove” gives you something to think about

“I should call my parents when I think of them / tell my friends when I love them / got too caught up in my own shit” sings the New Jersey-bred band Pinegrove, to...

Lykke Li’s “I Never Learn” is heart-wrenching, if redundant

Lykke Li is no stranger to heartache. Her debut album, “Youth Novels,” and its successor, “Wounded Rhymes,” have each had their share of the blues, and Li proceeds to sing the same tune with...

Toro Y Moi “Anything In Return” Review

Chaz Bundick’s—the mastermind behind Toro Y Moi—musical output can be described as amorphic; he helped pioneer the chillwave genre in “Causers of This,” while channeling his inner dance music enthusiast through the side project...

Lil B “05 Fuck Em” Review

Raw. Emotional. Real. Based. These are truths used to describe Lil B the Based God and thus his newest mixtape, “05 Fuck Em.” Months in the making, its release was stalled so much that...