Music Reviews

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Local electronica band Filmloom releases new album, ‘Perennial’

Listening to the sonic spectacle of “Fog Magic,” the second track on “Perennial,” you would be forgiven for thin...

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‘Carrie and Lowell’ is provocative and moving

In the song “John Wayne Gacy Jr.” from his 2007 album, “Come On, Feel The Illinoise”, Sufjan Ste...

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Album review: Steven Wilson’s ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’

Whether progressive rock was ever truly progressive (or ever truly rock for that matter) is a point of much tedious deba...

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Sufjan’s ‘Carrie and Lowell’ does not live up to the hype

I beg the reader’s forgiveness for beginning this review by talking not about Sufjan Stevens but about Soren Kierkegaa...

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‘Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper’ album is a feel-good trip

Noah Lennox, the Lisbon-based musician who releases his solo work under the Panda Bear name, takes pains to avoid sendin...

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Review: One Direction – “FOUR”

The members of One Direction are growing up. At least that is the message they have been trying to send ever since they ...

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Review: Party Worker

As Bambu tells it, he became politicized while on tour, not as an artist, but deployed as a soldier in Okinawa, Japan. A...

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Review: Art Official Age

Last year, Prince appeared as a guest artist on Janelle Monáe’s album “The Electric Lady,” and at the time I took...

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Review: Childish Gambino’s “STN MTN”

Actor-turned-rapper Donald Glover, who performs under the moniker Childish Gambino, surprised listeners last Thursday wh...

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Review: Coldplay’s Heartbreak-Themed “Ghost Stories” Fails To Impress, But Deviates And Expands

The summer months saw large amounts of new material from popular bands and artists. Among this new music was the sixth f...