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Artist: Dirty Heads Album: “SWIM TEAM” Label: Five Seven Music Release Date: October 13, 2017 Rating:       Reggae hip-hop quintet Dirty Heads are at it again with the release of their new album “SWIM TEAM.” The reinvigorated album presents a unique face to Dirty Heads that hasn’t been heard that often. They still […]

Album: First Things First Artist: Hodera Label: Take This to the Heart Records Release Date: October 20th, 2017 Rating:     Header photo by Brian L. Tice Jr. Successfully transforming elements of post-country into emo-power anthems is the specialty of up-and-coming band Hodera. Hodera is spearheaded by Mathew Smith from New Brunswick, New Jersey and […]

By: Alissa Reyes and Chyenne Tatum Album: 7 for 7 Artist: GOT7 Label: JYP Entertainment Release Date: October 10, 2017 Rating:       GOT7 released their seventh mini-album, “7 for 7” seven months after their last comeback, “Flight Log: Arrival.” This new album marks the group’s first release since their Flight Log trilogy which […]

Title: Pizazz Artist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Record Label: Independent Release Date: October 20th, 2017 Rating:     Since the announcement in February of a fourth studio album, The Flock has been anticipating the release of Pizazz to fluff their feathers with some fresh tunes. Nationally-rising, psychedelic-funk quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have brought their […]

By: Chyenne Tatum & Alissa Reyes Artist: BTS Album: Love Yourself: HER Label: Big Hit Entertainment Release Date: September 18, 2017 Rating:    Debuting in 2013, BTS started out with a hip-hop sound and image, but have since changed and explored their sound over the years. The seven members in the group include Rap Monster, […]

Artist: Ariel Pink Album: Dedicated to Bobby Jameson Label: Mexican Summer Release Date: September 15, 2017 Rating:     From the first ten seconds of gated vocals and drum machine blasts on Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, it’s immediately clear what Ariel Pink is going for. Pink’s ability to perfectly encapsulate a period in music and […]

Title: American Dream Artist: LCD Soundsystem Label: DFA Records/Columbia Records Release Date: September 1, 2017 Rating:     James Murphy has been losing his edge for nigh on two decades, and throughout that time, he has managed to make every twist and turn of that downward spiral of street cred and old DJ gear look effortlessly […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Title: Everything Now Artist: Arcade Fire Record Label: Arcade Fire Music under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited Release Date: July 29, 2017 Rating: There are two ways to look at this new Arcade Fire album, Everything Now. It can be seen as a total departure from the grand indie […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Title: Feed the Machine Artist: Nickelback Record Label: Nickelback II Productions, Inc. Release Date: June 16, 2017 Rating: Every Friday afternoon, I reserve some time to browse through the week’s new music releases. This past Friday, Spotify’s New Releases page was abound with albums and singles from many of today’s top artists. […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Title: Ti Amo Artist: Phoenix Record Label: Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC Release Date: June 9, 2017 Rating: No matter what genre Phoenix has worked in- soft rock, synth pop, disco- they have done so with a high degree of coolness. It’s effortless coolness too, the kind that charms the listener into forgiving […]


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