Category Archives: Reviews

Album Reviews: Cloud Nothings, Real Estate, St. Vincent

Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else Release Date: 04/01/2014 Grade: A The last time that we heard from this Cleveland based noise-rock band they gave us one of the best albums of 2012 in Attack on Memory. That album captured the attention … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Broken Bells, Guided By Voices, Angel Olson

Broken Bells- After the Disco Grade: B Release Date: 2/04/14 Broken Bells has been a success story so far, something which shouldn’t have surprised reviewers like myself because of the talent of James Mercer as a lyricist and Danger Mouse’s … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Bombay Bicycle Club, The Dum Dum Girls, & Modern Baseball

Bombay Bicycle Club- So Long, See You Tomorrow Grade: B+ Release Date: February 3, 2014 Bombay Bicycle Club’s become pretty gigantic recently as this album’s already hit number one on the UK albums chart, and it’s difficult to have an … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Jake Bugg, The Pixies, Tennis

Jake Bugg- Shangri La Grade: B Release Date: 11/18/2013 Jake Bugg has become one of the premiere English artists recently, and on Shangri-La you get a heavy dose of his folk-rock side. The label folk-rock is what probably makes the ‘Dylan’ label … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Destroyer, The Head & the Heart, Shearwater

Destroyer- Five Spanish Songs EP Grade: B+ Release Date: 11/29/2013 Five Spanish Songs doesn’t contain any new Destroyer songs, rather it’s entirely composed of covers of a spanish artist named Sr. Chinarro. The purpose of the EP is to be … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Robert Pollard, Cass McCombs, and We Are Scientists

Robert Pollard- Blazing Gentlemen Grade: B Release Date: 12/09/2013 Robert Pollard has always put forth an incredible amount of effort to contribute to the music scene. He’s most well-known as being the singer-songwriter for Guided By Voices, but Pollard has … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Los Campesinos!, Ducktails, and Peace

Los Campesinos!- NO BLUES Grade: B+ Release Date: 10/29/2013 A new album by one of the premiere alternative pop groups, Los Campesinos! This is a group which can produce upbeat danceable singles like the one which gained them fame in … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Best Coast, Cage the Elephant and Caroline Smith

Best Coast- Fade Away Grade: C Release Date: October 22, 2013 It’s starting to look more and more like Bethany Cosentino doesn’t have anything to say anymore. Maybe it’s her love for California which has placed her into a heightened state … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Arcade Fire, Cults, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Grade: A- Release Date: 10/28/2013 Staying fair with this album is difficult. On one side, the Arcade Fire and Reflektors buildup was gigantic and the live show I attended(and covered in another post) was the best live event that I’ve … Continue reading

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CD Review: The Pixies- EP1

2013 has hosted some really notable returns to music including My Bloody Valentine, Daft Punk, Boards of Canada and now the most recent one, the Pixies. So why is it that EP1 doesn’t sound like it fits in with the … Continue reading

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