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Soundtrack Review: Various Artists - 'Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me'

After going public with his Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2011, Glen Campbell embarked on a final tour in support of his then recently released Ghost On The Canvas… 484 more words

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Album Review: Purity Ring - Another Eternity

Portmanteaus swarmed the tracklist of Purity Ring’s first album, Shrines, where singer and lyricist Megan James knit old words together into new mutants. The poetry she wove through the music described bodily horrors oblique enough to be terrifying. 744 more words

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Album Review: Lady Lazarus - Miracles

Lady Lazarus, aka Melissa Sweat, opens her third album with a long list of things she believes in. Miracles, the title of the album and song, are highest on the list, but maybe the most resonant entry is the declaration “I believe in you” followed by the question “Do you believe in me, too?”. 354 more words

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Album Review: Hot Sugar - God's Hand

Hot Sugar, aka Nick Koenig, has quietly been at the forefront of experimentation in electronic music with what he calls “associative music.” In layman’s terms, that’s finding the music in everyday noises, like raindrops on a window or the clang of hanging up a pay phone. 345 more words

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Iron & Wine - Archive Series, Vol. 1

Iron & Wine – Archive Series, Vol. 1
Black Cricket Recording Co. (2015)

Sam Beam, better known under his recording/stage name Iron & Wine is a modern American folk legend. 518 more words


Album Review: Aviation and the War - Haste

Aviation and the War is an alternative indie duo from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. The two members are singer-songwriter Matt Buenger and drummer/percussionist Joe Christopoulos, two old school friends who share a love of hockey and music. 425 more words

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Big Sean underwhelms with 'Dark Sky Paradise'

After a disappointing sophomore release, Big Sean promised he would deliver a higher quality product with his third album, “Dark Sky Paradise.” After all, the saying goes, “third times a charm.” But as you listen to the album, it becomes apparent that Sean’s raps are either lazy and forced, or over-extended and off-beat. 726 more words