Albums

Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid

June 22, 2010
Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid A sprawling R&B, funk, neo-soul, hip-hip concept album.  A modern urban masterpiece from the genre’s newest princess.  Catch this girl live if you get the chance! Janelle Monáe – Tightrope Reviews: Paste 9.1 A.V Club A- cokemachineglow 85%
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MidYear Review Part 2: 15 Albums YOU have To have

June 18, 2010
MidYear Review Part 2: 15 Albums YOU have To have

After spending time with around 300 new albums this year, these are the 15 I pulled from the masses. The 15 you have to experience for yourself…I listened, now You Have To!
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Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives

June 8, 2010
Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives

Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives Full disclosure:  I like almost anything Nas does and think he’s the true King of East Coast Hip-Hop.  I am intrigued by the dark continent.  I do not like reggae music.  That being said, I am really feeling this album lately.  Is it a classic?  No.  Is...
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B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray

June 6, 2010
B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray

B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray Guest verses from Lupe Fiasco, T.I., Janelle Monáe and Rivers Cumo?  Charting #1 on the Billboard 200 with his debut release?  If you type The Adventures into Google, it will auto-fill with this guy.  B.o.B seemed to come outta nowhere and now he’s everywhere.  I fought liking...
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The Tallest Man on Earth – Wild Hunt

May 26, 2010
The Tallest Man on Earth – Wild Hunt

The Tallest Man On Earth – Wild Hunt Disappointing at first, this album has grown on me.  I still don’t think it’s as good as Shallow Grave, but it’s definitely one of the best folk albums I’ve heard in some time.  Like Deer Tick or early Dylan, you’ll either love or hate The Tallest...
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Lucky Soul – A Coming Of Age

May 26, 2010
Lucky Soul – A Coming Of Age

Lucky Soul – A Coming Of Age The sophomore album from the London-based retro-pop group fronted by the beautiful Ali Howard shows why they are they are the band to beat when it comes to 60′s pop-revival. Lucky Soul – Woah Billy! Reviews: PopMatters 8/10 Chromewaves mixtape maestro
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Exodus – Exhibit B: The Human Condition

May 20, 2010
Exodus – Exhibit B: The Human Condition

Exodus – Exhibit B: The Human Condition As I open my ears to metal again, it’s nice to come across a new album by one of those thrash bands from my past, Exodus.  And to have that album f’in’ rock is even better!  Exhibit B might push the boundaries on how long a thrash...
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The Mynabirds – What We Lost in the Fire We Gain in the Flood

May 20, 2010
The Mynabirds – What We Lost in the Fire We Gain in the Flood

The Mynabirds – What We Lost in the Fire We Gain in the Flood Essentially a solo album from Laura Burhenn of Washington, D.C.; this is a folk album with a lot of soul.  Chan Marshall, Johnette Napolitano and Chrissie Hynde are all obvious influences…but she takes these sounds and makes something all her...
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The Black Keys – Brothers

May 18, 2010
The Black Keys – Brothers

The Black Keys – Brothers Fact #1: The Black Keys are one of my favorite live bands. Fact #2: There is not one single album of theirs that I really care for. Fact #3: I have only listened to Brother once. Fact #4: This album rawks!!! Fact #5: I will probably be in the...
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Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory Of Loss

May 17, 2010
Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory Of Loss

I will no longer be writing album reviews. Instead, I will be posting album recommendations with links to a few reviews that I agree with. There are just so many reviews out there and I can’t spend the time anymore. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory Of Loss This is the first official release from...
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Sleigh Bells – Treats

May 16, 2010
Sleigh Bells – Treats

I will no longer be writing album reviews. Instead, I will be posting album recommendations with links to a few reviews that I agree with. There are just so many reviews out there and I can’t spend the time anymore. Sleigh Bells – Treats The debut album from my new favorite noisey/electro/crunky/hip-hop duo…as well...
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