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  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 weapon is […]

  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 rock,” “minimalist […]

Album: RTJ3 Artist: Run the Jewels Label: Run the Jewels, Inc. Rating:        In the weeks leading up to his legendary bout with George Foreman in Zaire in 1974; the Rumble in the Jungle; Muhammad Ali endeared himself to the Congolese locals. As he jogged through the streets, the native children would call out […]

Album: Starboy Artist: The Weeknd Label: XO Rating: Photo courtesy of Heavy.com The most immediately noticeable thing about Starboy, the third studio album from Toronto’s eminent alt-R&B lothario The Weeknd, is that Abél Tesfaye has no interest in dwelling on the past. The brooding, tenebrous dirges of Trilogy have been replaced by a startling fusion […]

Album: American Nightmare Artist: Bad Rabbits Record Label: Bad Records Release Date: November 21, 2016 Rating:        Bad Rabbits, the Boston-based funk rock band, has never confined themselves to a single genre. From a stint as Slick Rick’s backing band to a spot the Van’s Warped Tour, these chameleons have found a way to fit […]

Title: Slugger Artist: Sad13 Label: Carpark Record Release Date: 11/11/2016 Rating:      Photo courtesy of Bandcamp.com Written in a bedroom in Philadelphia, Slugger is literal “bedroom pop” that takes the time to eschew modern pop conventions. Coming only somewhat as a surprise from indie artist Sadie Dupuis, Slugger is a party worthy pop album at […]

Album: II Artist: Gay Panic Defence Rating:      Gay Panic Defence’s second album, eloquently titled “II” brings a new torchbearer to the queercore movement. Queercore’s poster girls, G.L.O.S.S., recently disbanded, arguably leaving that community without a potent representative in the world of music, especially in hardcore punk subgenres. PWR BTTM, while fabulous, prominent and unapologetically […]

Album: We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service Artist: A Tribe Called Quest Label: Epic Rating: photo courtesy of Genius.com The last time A Tribe Called Quest appeared on television was on an episode of Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show last year. Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed Muhammad were touting […]

Image courtesy of josepvinaixa.com Scribed by: Dylan Reynolds Title: WALLS Artist: Kings of Leon Record Label: RCA Records Release Date: October 14, 2016 Rating:    Kings of Leon is back again with their seventh studio album, “WALLS,” an album that finds the Southern rockers straying far from their roots, leaving only faint echoes of their […]

Scribed by Erin Keller #JOANNE   At last, Lady Gaga has returned to the mainstream pop scene. Mother Monster’s middle name Joanne serves as the title of the singer’s newest album since 2013’s Artpop, an album that was a bit disappointing to millennials who bumped The Fame Monster on middle school bus rides. Gaga then […]


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