Album Reviews

  • Mikal Cronin – MCIII Review
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    Mikal Cronin MCIII Merge May 4, 2015 Mikal Cronin is a grower. The 29-year-old Californian has three albums under his belt, and MCIII, his latest, feels like a personal culmination. He’s been readying himself for this, pushing his mature garage rock on each release. On his self-titled, the occasional Beach Boy harmony and flute solo. […]

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    Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly Review
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    Kendrick Lamar is a rapper from Compton, California. His 2012 album and major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city is one of my favorite albums. The album had an overarching narrative with each song giving part of the coming of age story of Kendrick. The beats were great and varied and the album was lyrically […]

  • The Coneheads – L.P.1. Review
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    The Coneheads L.P.1. ETT Records February 14, 2015 Anybody remember when cassettes took up half the space at music stores? At 23, I must be around the youngest to have that memory. Music buying was different back then. Yes, cassettes are making a comeback, but show me a store that has more than two racks of […]

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    B4.DA.$$. – Joey Bada$$ Review
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    Joey Bada$$ B4.DA.$$ Cinematic / Relentless January 20th, 2015 Joey Badass (stylized Bada$$) is a 20 year old rapper from Brooklyn, New York who, at his age, has already accomplished quite a bit. He is a founder of hip-hop collective Pro Era, a progenitor of the Beast Coast movement, consisting of other New York hip-hop […]

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    Twerps – Range Anxiety Review
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    Twerps Range Anxiety Merge January 23rd, 2015 This record should come with a warning sticker: SAVE FOR SUMMER. It is one of the sunniest albums you’ll hear all winter. Don’t believe me? Tune in to track three (“Back to You”). The guitars bounce and the organ swirls. Lyrics find the singer “hanging in the trees […]

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    Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence Review
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    Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence Interscope   Sharpen yourself up and make ready for a bit of the old Ultraviolence. Lana Del Rey is the performing pseudonym of Lizzie Grant. Or is Lizzie Grant really the pseudo-person here? Her third studio album Ultraviolence installs a new window into her Malibu beach house mystery. With the surprising […]

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    Swans – To Be Kind Review
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    Swans To Be Kind Young God   Michael Gira wants you to feel numb, but he doesn’t want to do the numbing for you. What you bring to his masterpiece To Be Kind is all on you. If you don’t have any prior reference to Swans or its principle raving lunatic Michael Gira, you’re at […]