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By: Dylan Reynolds Title: LA DIVINE Artist: Cold War Kids Record Label: Capitol Records Release Date: April 7, 2017 Rating:        California-based rock band Cold War Kids has been around for thirteen years now.  That time has seen the group release six albums, undergo a few lineup changes, and fluctuate in hype and popularity. […]

By: Alex Couts Album: You’re Not As ______ As You Think Artist: Sorority Noise Record Label: Triple Crown Records Release Date: March 17th, 2017 Rating: When Cam Boucher began writing for his side project Sorority Noise, he did not know that he would be simultaneously creating a strong platform for the open discussion of mental […]

Image courtesy of Epic Records By: Wise Ellis Artist: Jidenna Title: The Chief Record Label: Wondaland-Epic Records Release Date: February 17, 2017 Rating: Many of us recognize rapper Jidenna by his uniquely extravagant day-to-day style, and his 2015 Double Platinum single “Classic Man.” After releasing the songs “Long Live the Chief” and “Chief Don’t Run” in […]

Image courtesy of Warner Brothers Records By: Akii Butler Artist: BeBe Rexha Album:All Your Fault Pt.1 Label:Warner Bros. Rating: Bebe Rexha has made quite a name for herself. In 2015, she was featured on G-Eazy’s “Me Myself and I,” and that same year her vocals could be heard on David Guetta’s “Hey Mama.” In 2016, Rexha […]

Photo courtesy of bandcamp.com Album: Volcano Artist: Temples Record Label: Fat Possum Records Release Date: March 3rd, 2017 Rating:     With their sophomore album, Temples sends a message that they’re more than a 60’s nostalgia act. Temples went from uploading songs on YouTube to playing Coachella and performing on The Tonight Show over the […]

By: Evan Harms Photo courtesy of Triple Crown Records   Artist: Heart Attack Man Album: The Manson Family Label: Triple Crown Records Release: March 3, 2017 Rating:   I chose to review this record not because of my extensive familiarity with DIY power-pop (or regular power-pop for that matter), but because of my absolute love for Heart […]

By: Mikala Lugen photo courtesy of liveforlivemusic.com Title: The Great Outdoors Jam Artist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Record Label: Independent Release Date: Febuary 17th, 2017 Rating: Teasing fans for over a month, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong released their first live album, The Great Outdoors Jam on Friday, February 17. The funk-rock band’s new album features […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Title: Process Artist: Sampha Record Label: Young Turks Release Date: February 3, 2017 Rating:      Sure, Process is a debut album. But Sampha Sisay (Sampha, for short) is no musical newcomer. Since hitting the scene in 2010, he has released a couple of EPs, collaborated extensively with SBTRKT and lent his voice […]

By: Evan Harms Title: Wake in Fright Artist: Uniform Record Label: Sacred Bones Records Release Date: January 20, 2017 Rating:      An apparent trend in heavier experimental music seems to be structuring the best breakdowns, gnarliest riffs and coax the most venomous growls and howls and clangs out of their musical weapons. Music as a […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Title: I See You Artist: The xx Record Label: Young Turks Release Date: January 13, 2017 Rating:      Eight years into their career, The xx have finally expanded the unique sound that has carried them to critical and commercial success since their debut in 2009. That sound- whether you call it “atmospheric […]


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