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BROCKHAMPTON’s ‘iridescence’ marks new era in the boyband’s history

'iridescence' album cover.
October 3, 2018

Listening to some of the boyband BROCKHAMPTON’s top hits can be jarring,  but in a decisive, clearly-defined way. The talent comes across loud and clear. The “Saturation” trilogy of albums established...

Cynicism of society pervades Father John Misty’s ‘Pure Comedy’

April 17, 2017

Cutting deep into both himself and society, Josh Tillman, also known as Father John Misty weaves strong instrumentals and vocals with commentary and frightening predictions for the future in his new release...

Aimee Mann’s album ‘Mental Illness’ offers somber serenades

April 10, 2017

Aimee Mann's latest album, "Mental Illness," is a beautifully sensible addition to her whopping nine-album discography. Mann knows her sound and style and knows she doesn't need to change things up or...

‘The Navigator’ chronicles path of cultural self-acceptance

March 19, 2017

In its new album, "The Navigator," Hurray for the Riff Raff tells an intimate story about growing up, overcoming marginalization and living with pride. The new album is a departure from the majority...

Miss Mojo’s ‘Up & Personal’ emulates intimacy of live, funky show

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February 2, 2017

Miss Mojo brings the same energy to its recorded tracks on its first album, "Up & Personal," that it does in live performances. The album allows any listener to bring the joy of a funky soul pop concert...

M.I.A.’s carefully structured ‘AIM’ reaches new high point

September 17, 2016

After going missing in action for a few years, M.I.A. is back with a vengeance. Its latest album, "AIM," takes its uniquely crafted beat, and adds a new level of self-assuredness that shines through in...

Tegan and Sara perfect new 80’s sound with “Love You to Death”

June 4, 2016

There’s an unspoken, but definitive hierarchy of Canadians. At the bottom are the guys who burnt down the White House in the War of 1812 and Justin Bieber, who’ve all done horrible damage to us. Somewhere...

Gland starts on solid footing with debut album ‘Neurotica’

Gland starts on solid footing with debut album 'Neurotica'
April 26, 2016

On its debut release, "Neurotica," New Orleans band Gland makes an attempt to capture the frantic, edgy, and unapologetic live sound that has helped to cultivate its fast-growing local following. Anyone...

All People to release third album “S/T”

All People to release third album
April 20, 2016

All People has already been playing many of the songs from its third album, "S/T," live for months in advance of its release, sometimes relying almost exclusively on new material. This is a bold move for...

‘ColleGrove’: a forum of bar-to-bar punchlines, wordplay

'ColleGrove': a forum of bar-to-bar punchlines, wordplay
March 11, 2016

New Orleans rap legend Lil Wayne teamed up with 2 Chainz to release a brand new album named "ColleGrove," a name derived from a combination of Hollygrove and College Park, the childhood neighborhoods of...

Santigold’s ’99 cents’ worth every penny

March 11, 2016

Santigold, besides being an absolute powerhouse of an artist, is a woman of her word. This year at Voodoo Fest, the singer promised her audience two things: donuts and a new album. My donut from that performance...

Adele’s latest album lacks fire

November 27, 2015

Stock up on tissues and delete your ex's number (yeah, that one) because Adele is back.Considering that Adele has racked up a total of 10 Grammys in the past six years, dominates the radio and is generally...

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