Category Archives: Album Review

Kishi Bashi – 151a

I got in an argument once about the meaning of ten. It was the kind of argument where I had to call the person the next day and apologize for myself, one where the beliefs were so deeply held and … Continue reading

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Childish Gambino- Camp

I cannot even tell you how much I wanted to love this record — how much I wanted to sing from the mountaintops of its glories and rush to the little children bearing tidings of its masterful production and rhymes. I … Continue reading

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Justice- Audio, Video, Disco

  Prog rock and stadium-ready sounds have always been a part of Justice. Hell, Gaspard Auge has worn his love of Yes on his belt buckle since day one. It’s not surprising then, that they would release a record filled to the brim … Continue reading

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Zola Jesus- Conatus

Vessel – Zola Jesus If Riddly Scott is looking for someone to write the soundtrack for his Blade Runner prequel, he should look no further than Zola Jesus (@zolajesus). The Wisconsin singer is able to weave her cold, cyborg beats and … Continue reading

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Jay Z and kanye West- Watch the Throne

  Watch the Throne is an album best turned up to 11. It features more samples, hooks, guests, swagger and bombast then any releases in recent memory — it’s pure and glorious excess. Of course, what else is to be … Continue reading

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Pepper Rabbit- Red Velvet Snowball

  Lush instrumentation and psychedelia have lately fallen out of favor in the LA music scene, giving way to the throwback beach pop that is currently infecting the blogosphere (we can’t really say airwaves anymore, can we). Hopefully Pepper Rabbit’s masterful sophomore … Continue reading

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Beirut- The Rip Tide

    Consistency often goes unsung. We get so used to impressive output from an artist that anything short of mind blowing is enjoyed, but not reveled in as is often deserved. On first listen The Rip Tide feels easy, … Continue reading

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