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Silverbird – Surface Life

June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is a really beautiful moment during “Hollow Heart”, the opening track off of Silverbird’s upcoming EP Surface Life, where the subdued, piano-centric, stripped-down opening gives way to a crescendo of drum rolls and soaring guitars.  It’s...

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Drake – Nothing Was the Same

October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nothing Was the Same by Drake is an album that reminds me of Fruit Stripe gum – it’s good for the first few seconds, but is bland and tasteless for the most part. There seems...

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La Vega – Wave

September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

La Vega’s debut album Wave is out full of summertime and surf rock goodness straight from . . . Austin, Tx.  La Vega is Dan Vega and Evan Magers. Though the band’s name is taken from Dan, Evan...

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Big Sean – Hall of Fame

September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Detroit finally has a new face in the rap game with the up and coming emcee Big Sean and his new album Hall of Fame. The Detroit rapper made it into the big leagues after...

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The Dodos – Carrier

September 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Following the biggest commercial success of their career No Color (which peaked at no. 70 of Billboard Hot 100), indie-rock duo The Dodos have taken a different approach to their ever intricate and percussive style. Their...

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Elway – Leavetaking

July 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

There’s something about a good punk album that is just good for my soul. It brings me back to my younger, angst-filled teenage years, driving too fast down the highway with the windows rolled down,...

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Hanson – Anthem

July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you weren’t aware,  that band Hanson that did “MMMBop” has put out albums pretty consistently since they hit the radio airwaves back in the 90s. If you were oblivious to that, you more than likely haven’t noticed...

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Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

This isn’t your parent’s Daft Punk. Well, actually, it kind of is. Random Access Memories is the by far the most unique thing that the duo has put out, which as most of us know, is saying something....

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Fourth Quarter Comeback, upon first appearance, look like a group of assholes not a day over 19. First impressions are everything, guys. I’m tired of seeing greased up dudes fronting bands. The photo that was...

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Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More”

April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mumford & Sons was a band that I had always heard about from friends and they’ve told me you have to listen to them, but for whatever reason I had never gotten the chance to...

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