Reviews

Music Reviews: The Go! Team ‘Rolling Blackouts’

Music Review: Rolling Blackouts by The Go! Team Release Date: February 1, 2011 Memphis Industries UK We have a new review up of Rolling Blackouts, the latest album from The Go! Team. Here is a snippet of the article, written by James Kaufholz: Rolling Blackouts, like previous releases from The Go! Team, walks the fine line between overwhelming energy and ...

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Cass McCombs: ‘WIT’S END’ Review

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Artist: Cass McCombs Album: WIT’S END Label: Domino Records There comes a time in the maturation process of any great artist when that artist realizes that most of the time, less is more. For Cass McCombs, WIT’S END is that moment. On the record, the fifth full-length from the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, McCombs drastically changes his songwriting approach, ditching the ...

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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

Cold Cave Cherish the Light Years

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

Hunx and his Punx

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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Land of Talk: ‘Cloak and Cipher’ Album Review

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For most bands, having your lead singer suffer a vocal hemorrhage might be a decent excuse to put out a sub-par album, or even to postpone making one altogether.  This did not seem to slow down Montreal indie-pop group Land of Talk, however, as their second album, Cloak and Cipher, was recorded during frontwoman Elizabeth Powell‘s recovery from such an affliction. For Cloak and ...

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Toro Y Moi – “June 2009″ Review

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Artist: Toro Y Moi Album: June 2009 Label: Carpark Records When you hear that an artist has gone back and officially compiled/re-released some of their early singles and tour only songs, it can seem to be just a quick cash grab and a sign of creative indifference. And with that in mind, it was hard to approach June 2009, the ...

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Music Reviews: Adele ’21′

Here is a snippet of the music review of 21 by Adele, written by Jebbica. At first listen to 21, it’s hard to imagine that so much pain could come out of someone so young. When Adele’s heart breaks, everyone else can feel it too. Emotions range from anger to sadness, to a final hopefulness that everything is going to ...

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