Album Reviews

"Blue Print 3" By Jay-Z – Album Review

Jay-Z rallies up a crew of all-star collabos in his latest album “Blueprint 3.” Besides the badass lyrical voice of this famed hip-hop superstar, you’ll hear Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Young Jeezy, Swizz Beatz, Luke Steele, Kid Cudi, Pharrel Mr. Hudson, Drake, and Kanye West up in the mix. Although he pulled a major douchebag move […]

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“11-11” by Rodrigo y Gabriela – Album Review

I heard of this awesome Mexican guitar duo a few years back and was instantly enamored by their intricate, stylistic classical guitar―a very hip spin on the traditional sound of Spanish guitar. Rodrigo y Gabriela’s new album “11-11” is a sweet potpourri touching on various genres. Between their rapid guitar picking, you’ll hear a bit […]

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“Falling” by 2020Soundsystem – Album Review

Drenched with endless trance beats and layers of ambient instrumentation, 2020Soundsystem’s new album “Falling” will either put you under a hypnotic spell of hedonistic bliss, or lay your sweet ass straight to sleep. Considering they’re a live electronic band, I was surprised to hear a small variety of instrumentals in “Falling”. It’s way more mellow […]

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“Popular Songs” by Yo La Tengo – Album Review

Transcending colorful fields of musical genres, don’t expect to hear an album full of the same indie pop and melodic hooks that Yo La Tengo has put out in the past. As their twelfth studio album, Yo La Tengo has stepped it up a huge notch and has dropped jaws in all the best ways […]

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“Red” by Datarock – Album Review

Immediately, the robotic intro of the first track “The Blog” reminds me of a scene in “Revenge of the Nerds.” It’s an interesting song filled with interview samples and fuzzy broadcasts, somewhat an ode to viral marketing and the effects of social media on the music industry. I definitely heard a lil Miami Vice in […]

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“Break Up” by Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn – Album Review

Quick as a “one pump chump,” Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn’s new album “Break Up” is short and sweet. With nine tracks of fun, heartfelt duets, Yorn’s enchanting vocals are the definite player in this album while Johansson cruises along the sidelines just waiting to get called in for some action. I’d actually like to […]

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Bridezilla EP – Album Review

Delivering beautiful music filled with luscious breathy vocals and a delicate yet powerful orchestration of sound, Australian quintet Bridezilla, is set to release their EP in September. Already nearing completion of their highly anticipated LP, Bridezilla has played alongside Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The Dirty Three and Sia. In the emotionally powerful track […]

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Miguel Migs "Get Salted Volume 2" – Album Review

When it comes to producing music that exudes smooth and sexy beats, San Francisco DJ, Miguel Migs, has scored his way to fourth base. Bringing back that sultry house music, “Get Salted Volume 2” is the kind of groove you can chill to in the intimate company of your own home, or at a swanky […]

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Post Post! You Need to Check Out These All Fem Indie Rocketes!

With just about two years together under their belt, Philadelphia all-fem-indie rockers, Post Post, are well on their way to hooking and reeling you in. Producing a tantalizing sound of angelic vocals supported by a rockin’ display of instrumentation composed of guitar, bass, synth, and drums, Post Post has managed to deliver a more than […]

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“Temporary Pleasure” by Simian Mobile Disco – Album Review

Producing and remixing those luscious electro beats, English DJ duo, Simian Mobile Disco is back at it with their second studio album “Temporary Pleasure.” The new album is mellow on the instrumentals and heavy on the catchy vocals featuring an impressive set of vocal collaborations. Talk about an album filled with songs that stick to […]

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