Album Reviews

Album Review: Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit

May 26, 2015
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Album Review: Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit

By: Rachel Asbel If you haven’t heard of Courtney Barnett, you should probably recalibrate your indie rock radar. The twenty­something­year­old Australian first started making waves in the US with the song “Avant­Gardener” in 2013, but with the release of Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit and a ground shaking performance at...

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Album Review: No Pier Pressure

May 18, 2015
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Album Review: No Pier Pressure

By: Dhruva Krishna No Pier Pressure is the eleventh studio album from legend Brian Wilson, and his first dedicated entirely to original content in nearly a decade. Wilson still has an innovative ear for harmonies and melody, and his influence on music still resonates through the songs. Highlights on the album include “The Right Time,” featuring...

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Album Review: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

April 8, 2015
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Album Review: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

By: Donovan Powers If there is one thing I can wholeheartedly say about Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, it’s that it is exactly what you would expect if you are familiar with Panda Bear’s previous works. The album starts on a mellow and somber tone with the track “Sequential Circuits,” tricking the listener...

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Album Review: Sucker

February 9, 2015
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Album Review: Sucker

By: Catherine Kildunne Charli XCX’s sound has morphed neatly with her celebrity as she evolved from a lesser known pop artist with an appropriately aloof sound to a Grammy nominee writing power pop ballads. Sucker reflects this; it’s two-thirds candy colored pop and one third biting sarcasm. Two standout tracks, “Doing It (feat. Rita...

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Album Review: Strengths

January 3, 2015
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Album Review: Strengths

The band Invalids is a little complicated. It’s a project started by Pete Davis involving multiple musicians, none of whom have ever met. At first that doesn’t sound too impressive (I mean, come on, The Postal Service did it), until you know that Invalids is a math rock band. That paired with Pete’s no-guitar-pick...

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