Music Reviews

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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...

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Eminem proves seniority with ‘MMLP2′

This year has certainly been a good year for returning rap artists. With Kanye West’s “Yeezus” and Jay-Z’...

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Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ derivative and dull

God bless U2. Perhaps the last rock band to achieve universal cultural relevance, they have spawned a veritable army of ...

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Teen singer Lorde impresses with her unique debut

Needless to say, it has been a good year for female artists in the music industry so far. 16-year-old, New Zealand nativ...

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Shad’s ‘Flying Colours’ loses momentum

Shad has always had a flare for quiet and ornate production, using plenty of acoustic and electric instrumentation in ad...

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Appealing ‘Bones’ from CHVRCHES

Contemporary music culture of an accessibly underground sort, embodied in web formed by publications like Pitchfork, the...

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Melt Yourself Down’s intense debut impresses

Hailing from London, Melt Yourself Down is an ensemble dedicated to controlled chaos and music without borders. Led by s...

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MGMT’s new album equally fascinating and bizarre

Artists that become surprise pop music stars tend to provoke concerned and eager questions from their audiences about th...

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These New Puritans’ ‘Field of Reeds’ makes beautiful music

Released in the first half of June, British band These New Puritans’ third record, “Field of Reeds,” has garnered ...