Reviews

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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Teen Daze – “All Of Us, Together” Review

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Artist: Teen Daze Album: All Of Us, Together Label: Lefse Records   Teen Daze traffic almost exclusively in the areas of your brain that deal with memory and the feeling of collective association.  The music does sound suspiciously like Chillwave after all.  But where artists like Toro Y Moi and Washed Out aim for that blissed out cathartic release, Teen ...

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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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Joe Lovano: ‘Bird Songs’ Review

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Artist: Joe Lovano Album: Bird Songs Label: Blue Note Inspired by the notion of what Charlie “Yardbird” Parker could have been, Grammy Award winning saxophonist Joe Lovano’s 22nd album, Bird Songs, puts a post bop twist on the bebop jazz styling of Parker’s music. Backed by his band, Us Five, Lovano belts out smooth sax riffs in Parker classics such ...

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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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