When I first heard Brooklyn-via-Cincinnati indie rock band The National back in my high school days, I wasn’t too impressed. The kind of music they make is adult-oriented post-punk rock, and deals with everyday situations. They’re part of a genre that’s not really one for huge radio airplay or top-charting singles. Furthermore, regardless of how [...]
The Canadian indie electronic duo Crystal Castles has graced us with a new release, their third self-titled album, otherwise known as “(III).” Crystal Castles is comprised of vocalist Alice Glass and producer and instrumentalist Ethan Kath. The duo first gained notoriety in the indie and electronic dance music community in 2008 with their self-titled debut [...]
Let’s make one thing clear: this is NOT a Kanye West album, or even a sequel to “Watch the Throne.” With that being said, it’s a little more difficult to know what to expect when listening to “Cruel Summer.” G.O.O.D. (Getting Out Our Dreams) Music is a hip-hop record label founded by Kanye West and [...]
LACKING: Cursive’s new concept album is too abstract and falls flat.
GROWTH: Having risen to prestige over the past two years, Drake showcases his maturity in his album “Take Care.”
SYMPHONIC: Gabriel’s new album features orchestral reinventions of songs from his long and profilic solo career.