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A Conversation about Phoenix’s ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’

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[itunes link="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/1901/id315002203?uo=4" title="Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" text="Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix"] has generated so much buzz in the last year. Here are some of our writers’ thoughts on the Phoenix and their latest album. Josh McRae:  Phoenix‘s fourth album is what a lot of people, especially critics, are calling a masterpiece. I tend to disagree with critics on basis of principle, which is ...

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Foxy Shazam: ‘Foxy Shazam’ Album Review

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I’m going to sum up the self-titled album from Foxy Shazam, as well as this band itself, with one word: Fun. I had the privilege of seeing them live recently as the opening band for an underwhelming Hole. Having never heard of them before that night, I was a little intrigued by their front man, Eric Sean Nally, who looked ...

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Gorillaz: ‘Plastic Beach’ Album Review

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With Plastic Beach, Gorillaz enters their third album sadly blending in with most of today’s cookie cutter pop and hip hop. While past albums had standout singles, and this is no different, it feels like they have lost a bit of what made them different. An overabundance of cameos from artists like Snoop Dogg, to a heavily underused Mos Def, seem tacked ...

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Music Reviews: ‘Zonoscope’ by Cut Copy

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Music Review: Zonoscope by Cut Copy Release Date: February 8, 2011 Modular We have a new review up of Zonoscope, the latest album from new wave electro-pop band Cut Copy.  The review was written by Gravy and Biscuits writer Jebbica.   Cut Copy: Zonoscope Review Cut Copy Bio More Music Reviews     [itunes link="http://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/artificial-interpreter-the/id416898317?uo=4" title="Cut_Copy-Zonoscope_(Bonus_Version)_(Album)" text="Cut Copy: Zonoscope on iTunes"] Gravy and Biscuits ...

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Foo Fighters: ‘Wasting Light’ Review

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Artist: Foo Fighters Album: Wasting Light Label: RCA Finding a great rock album among the sea of space oddity costumes, country tartlets and electronically altered hip hip vocals is like trying to find a diamond in the rough. Luckily for those of us who appreciate heavily laden guitars riffs, super powered basslines and drums that are aimed to destroy, we ...

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Carolina Chocolate Drops: Concert Review

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You may have never heard of an all-black bluegrass band before, but Carolina Chocolate Drops is definitely a band you should be listening to. If you like good, old fashioned, bluegrass, then you will adore this music. Their bio reads like a good movie or book plot. Don Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, and Justin Robinson traveled to Mebane, NC to learn ...

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Cold Cave: ‘Cherish the Light Years’ Review

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Artist: Cold Cave Album: Cherish the Light Years Label: Matador A couple of years ago, I read in an online magazine that Wes Eisold had a new project that he was working on called Cold Cave. This excited me, as Eisold was the front-man of some of my favorite hardcore bands growing up, including American Nightmare and Some Girls. Reading further ...

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Hunx and His Punx: ‘Too Young to be in Love’ Review

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Artist: Hunx and his Punx Album: Too Young to Be in Love Label: Hardly Art Oakland, California’s flamboyant up-and-comer pop punk sensation Seth Bogart, aka Hunx, recently released his second album, Too Young To Be in Love, with his Punx on Hardly Art Records. It’s a pretty decent album, if you are in the mood for some guy singing higher ...

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