Album Reviews

Album Review: Heron Oblivion

April 30, 2016
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Album Review: Heron Oblivion

By: Christopher Schuler   Heron Oblivion was formed in 2013 by a quartet of psychedelic-rock veterans. Their debut album fuses the pastoral and melodic leanings of drummer and singer Meg Baird with the rest of the band’s more aggressive roots. The result is seven drawn-out, jammy songs that veer between airy guitar lines and...

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Album Review: Is the Is Are

April 28, 2016
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Album Review: Is the Is Are

By: Christopher Schuler   Is the Is Are opens with “Out of Mind” and “Under the Sun,” two gorgeous, punky songs with shimmering guitars and undeniable basslines. I hated Diiv’s debut, but for about 7 minutes I was convinced they had made me a convert. Unfortunately, I still had 56 minutes to go. The...

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Album Review: Hymns

April 11, 2016
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Album Review: Hymns

By: Daniel DeLuca   Block Party is a band that once seemed like it could never disappoint me. Unfortunately, the original drummer and bassist left the band before the recording of their fifth album, Hymns. Both musicians were integral parts of the original band, and I began to worry. It turns out this fear...

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Album Review: Blackstar

April 11, 2016
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Album Review: Blackstar

  By: Sophia Suarez David Bowie’s swan song was released January 8th, only two days before the musical hero’s untimely death. Blackstar is a melange of experimental jazz with melodies akin to that of Bowie’s 1980s hit album, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). Added to this unique mix are Bowie’s vocals, which range from...

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Album Review: 3001: A Laced Odyssey

April 8, 2016
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  By: Ben Alderoty For those unfamiliar, the Flatbush Zombies are a rap trio hailing from Brooklyn, NY. The group contains members Meechie Darko, Erik “The Architect” Elliott, and Zombie Juice. The independent rap group’s debut album, 3001: A Laced Odyssey, picks right where their first two mixtapes left off. Just looking at the...

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