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Paracosm – Washed Out – album review

Some of the most memorable places aren’t even real. Ask any child; he’ll tell you all about Narnia, Middle-earth, or that galaxy far, far away. All are paracosms by definition … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Magna Carta, Holy Grail – Jay Z – album review

Quality control has plagued Jay Z for a decade now, but rarely has the hype behind his product so vastly exceeded its actual worth. Hova’s twelfth and blandest album, Magna … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Yeezus – Kanye West – album review

John Lennon touched a nerve when he famously claimed the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus,” but at least no one could accuse him of replacing his surname with “the … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

…Like Clockwork – Queens of the Stone Age – album review

Josh Homme has filled out. Two decades of Herculean-level imbibing, consuming, and partaking will do that to a rock star — even the most untameable, red-haired Lotharios eventually become bulkier, … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Random Access Memories – Daft Punk – album review

Are machines imparted with the human characteristics of their creators, or are we destined to adopt theirs? People are prone to exchanging pleasantries with Siri, calling the Internet bad names … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · 11 Comments

Silence Yourself – Savages – album review

All art has archetypes — those idealized forms to which all others must be compared. In the realm of post-punk bands, the definitive templates — Joy Division, Wire, PiL, and … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bankrupt! – Phoenix – album review

The first clue should have been the fruit. Thomas Mars and Laurent Brancowitz, one half of indie rock band Phoenix, chose Bankrupt!’s vibrant, oddly generic cover image after significant deliberation, admitting … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 8 Comments