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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Mosquito” Review

After their flashy, dance-friendly album “It's Blitz!,” the New York trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs claim they're returning to basics on their fourth studio production, supposedly reminiscent of “Show Your Bones” (2006). I say “supposedly”...

Kid Cudi “Indicud” Album Review

The Man on the Moon returns with “Indicud,” the third album that plays a hefty interlude to Kid Cudi’s astronomical series. When describing his latest album, Scott Mescudi (“Kid Cudi”) identified Dr. Dre’s “2001”...

Paramore “Paramore” Album Review

4 out of 5 stars After Paramore’s fast rise to stardom thanks to Hayley Williams’ electric voice, a swarm of criticism and lackluster music seemingly tore the band apart. Coinciding with the release of their...

Bleached “Ride Your Heart” Review

I have been waiting for “Ride Your Heart” for a few eons now, and after being teased with two seven-inch records, Bleached has finally released their first full length album––and it didn’t disappoint. The...

Youth Lagoon “Wondrous Bughouse” Album Review

Youth Lagoon’s sophomore album “Wondrous Bughouse” is nothing short of a magnum opus. It has something for everyone: the bubblegum pop kids, the experimental cats and the beat groovers. The album’s lush quality is...

Kate Nash “Girl Talk” Album Review

In the years since Britain’s indie-pop queen Kate Nash’s international debut in 2007 with her breakout album “Made of Bricks,” the singer has become known for her signature plucky style. After a three-year period...

Beach Fossils “Clash the Truth” Review

During the rise of chillwave, circa 2009 and 2010, many bands that were high on the wistful atmosphere of the genre started up a burgeoning dream-pop scene that has survived to present day. Of...

Matt Costa “Matt Costa” Review

Occasionally we come across people who were born in the wrong era. In Matt Costa’s case, he was off by a few decades. His past works already emit a very psychedelic aura that is...

Foals “Holy Fire” Review

Full of ambient experimentation, hard jams and slightly removed vocals, the band Foals has created one of the most engaging albums of 2013. “Holy Fire,” the band’s third release, captures all sides of the...

Harry Connick, Jr.’s “Smokey Mary” Review

Harry Connick, Jr. transports listeners to the Mardi Gras parade with his latest album “Smokey Mary.”  Its release is timed perfectly to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his Krewe of Orpheus. This group is...