Music Reviews

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Review: U2 – Songs of Innocence

As U2’s career lasts into another decade, it starts to resemble more a papacy than a typical tenure in the rock busine...

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‘Rising Son’ is an unqualified success

Though mostly known as the prime modern jazz label since the 1940s, the venerable company Blue Note Records has assemble...

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Young the Giant shows that a little change is a good thing

Four years had passed between the time Young The Giant released their self-titled debut album and the release of the Sou...

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Synthetic funk act Com Truise’s ‘Wave 1’ impresses

Though our culture is beginning to embrace the ‘90s as a source of nostalgia, the long reign of the 1980s over our col...

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Beck’s new ‘Morning Phase’ impresses

To call Beck a folk musician, you would have to make a point of clarifying what you mean. Someone more familiar with his...

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The National’s long path to fame

The National has been in the slow lane to fame for more than a decade. Recent fans might be surprised that their 2013 Gr...

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Satelliti merges jazz with other genres

Though music has been a constant in human life for thousands of years, the means by which music has been created have co...

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‘Anatomy of a Moment’ highlights improvised art

Collaborations between improvisational artists are nothing if not unpredictable. That is, of course, the nature of the m...

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‘Julia With Blue Jeans On’ highlights strong vocals and piano play

Wolf Parade was one of the better bands to emerge from the Montreal indie rock scene in the mid to late 2000s. Since it ...

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‘Black Radio 2′ makes for excellent music

Last year, accomplished pianist Robert Glasper put out “Black Radio,” an album that acted as a colorful and musicall...