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Albums That Are ‘On’ and Albums That Are ‘Off’ Two Months Into 2016


After two-months (and a week in March), we’ve had some ferocious new albums in 2016 as well as some that aren’t nearly as beastly. To help you sort out the brilliance from the BS, here’s a brief list of albums that are ON…FIRE that is and albums that are OFF…this needs no explanation. Continue reading Albums That Are ‘On’ and Albums That Are ‘Off’ Two Months Into 2016

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The 1975 Deliver An Ambitious Sophomore Album With ‘I Like It When You Sleep…’ – Starpulse.com


Brent Faulkner’s review of The 1975’s ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It,’ submitted to Starpulse.com. Continue reading The 1975 Deliver An Ambitious Sophomore Album With ‘I Like It When You Sleep…’ – Starpulse.com

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Simple Plan Shines On Comeback Album ‘Taking One For The Team’


Once upon a time, Canadian pop-punk band Simple Plan were “kind of a big deal.” That said, those days of Pierre Bouvier and company being “hot stuff” have waned, sad as that may be. But punks grow old and musical tastes change, so it’s not surprising that a new Simple Plan album is no longer epic. Still, the collective’s first new album in five years, … Continue reading Simple Plan Shines On Comeback Album ‘Taking One For The Team’

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Mac Demarco, ‘Another One’ – Review


Following up the exceptionalness of Salad Days is a tall task, but Demarco manages well on Another One Mac Demarco • Another One • Captured Tracks • Release Date: August 7, 2015  Canadian singer/songwriter Mac Demarco has returned with his mini album Another One. Last year Demarco had everybody going gaga over Salad Days, which somehow missed on a Grammy nomination (how!). Another One has … Continue reading Mac Demarco, ‘Another One’ – Review

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Tame Impala, Currents [Track-by-Track Review]


  Tame Impala – aka Kevin Parker – takes us on a psychedelic, electro trip throughout ‘Currents‘  Tame Impala • Currents • Interscope • US Release Date: July 17, 2015 Australian alternative band, Tame Impala return with its third album, Currents. Highly anticipated, Tame Impala – aka Kevin Parker’s brainchild – was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album for 2012’s Lonerism. Following up … Continue reading Tame Impala, Currents [Track-by-Track Review]

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Nate Ruess Delivers A Unique, Eclectic Debut Album on ‘Grand Romantic’ (Review)


Nate Ruess • Grand Romantic • Fueled By Ramen • US Release Date: June 16, 2015 Let’s cut right to the chase. Nate Ruess has one of music’s most distinct voices, like ever. Ruess’ voice can be described as high-pitched and powerful, due to it ‘cutting’ ability. His voice and arguably his style isn’t for everybody, but on his solo venture away from Grammy-winning alternative-pop … Continue reading Nate Ruess Delivers A Unique, Eclectic Debut Album on ‘Grand Romantic’ (Review)

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10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions


Some songs are “empty,” while others are “full” – or something like that! The 10 songs compiled on this list are all “full” of emotion and depth. Each song has a deeper meaning or larger purpose which makes it truly unique, special, and memorable. Here are 10 songs that possess overwhelming emotions. 1) Father John Misty, “Holy S**t” (I Love You, Honeybear, 2015) Despite the … Continue reading 10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions

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Panic! At The Disco’s “Hallelujah” Ranks Among The Band’s Deepest Songs


On inspired, triumphant new single “Hallelujah,” Panic! At The Disco front man Brendon Urie asks “All you sinners stand up, sing hallelujah!” Yes, on the ‘sanctified’ chorus, Urie is all about sinners everywhere allowing the spirit to move through them: “And if you can’t stop shaking, lean back / let it move through ya.” Finally, he caps the hook off with “Say your prayers.” Everything … Continue reading Panic! At The Disco’s “Hallelujah” Ranks Among The Band’s Deepest Songs

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Why The ‘F Word’ Matters Little In Music Anymore


Honestly, nobody (few) cares about the ‘f-word’ anymore when it comes to music anymore. The sentiment is one of “f**k it!” who cares if “For Under Consent of the King” is used or not? In the past, using the most obscene of obscenities wouldn’t come close to being acceptable, but at this point, the word has grown to be more permissible as opposed to taboo. … Continue reading Why The ‘F Word’ Matters Little In Music Anymore

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Review: Sufjan Stevens Delivers An Emotional Tour De Force With ‘Carrie & Lowell’


Sufjan Stevens • Carrie & Lowell • Asthmatic Kitty • US Release Date: March 31, 2015 Tackling grief and its effects personally is a tough task. Many artists aren’t brave enough to share something so personal and life altering in their music. That is not the case for indie singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens, who delivers a truly chilling album about his mother’s death, his relationship with … Continue reading Review: Sufjan Stevens Delivers An Emotional Tour De Force With ‘Carrie & Lowell’