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Album Reviews

Band of Heathens Unites In Purpose With ‘Duende’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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As one might expect of a collective of sorts, Band of Heathens worked their way into the spotlight fairly quickly. It wasn’t that they had any grand designs, or even any thoughts about becoming a ...

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Run The Jewels Up The Ante With ‘Run The Jewels 3′ (ALBUM REVIEW

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In 2014 the duo of Killer Mike and El-P put out RTJ2, the second album of their Run the Jewels partnership and quickly jumped to success and national critical acclaim. Now on their third release ...

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Infamous Stringdusters Tap Tradition & Modern Flair On ‘Laws of Gravity’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Coming on the heels of a pair of musical detours – Undercover, a set of songs that found them re-imaging some of their favorite cover tunes, and last year’s Ladies & Gentlemen, an album that ...

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The Flaming Lips Space Out Big Time On ‘Oczy Mlody’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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For the last few years the Oklahoma based freak rock outfit The Flaming Lips have been dabbling with pop music history. From their reinterpretation of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to their recent Miley ...

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The XX Build Pop Triumph With ‘I See You’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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From the opening measures of I See You, it is clear that London trio The XX have broken their mold. “Dangerous” is a big, layered pop song with a dancehall beat and a “Thriller”-esque bouncing ...

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The Wood Brothers Waste No Notes On ‘Live at The Barn’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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It’s hardly a coincidence that this is the third live album The Wood Brothers have released since vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix united with siblings Chris and Oliver. In the interim since issuing Sky High and Nail ...

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Wannabe Reviews ‘Run the Jewels 3′

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In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews Run the Jewels 3, the latest album from groundbreaking hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):

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Wannabe Picks His Favorite Albums of 2016 (Part II)

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It’s been a rough year to say the least, but believe it or not some amazing music has been released. In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle looks back on his favorite albums of 2016 in his ...

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15 Essential Album Reissues of 2016

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If there is a theme linking most of these picks, it’s that they offer us something we probably have not heard before. Or, in the case of acts like The Beach Boys and Otis Redding, ...

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Wannabe Picks His Favorite Albums of 2016 (Part I)

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It’s been a rough year to say the least, but believe it or not some amazing music has been released. In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle looks back on his favorite albums of 2016 in his ...

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