Category Archives: Pop

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour: The Golden Age

The amount of things that society can chalk up to alcohol’s influence is tremendous. It’s been making awkward people bearable since the beginning of time. It’s been helping people make fools of themselves for longer than that. One more to … Continue reading

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The Morning Benders: Big Echo

I always say: better late than never. Besides, The Morning Benders’ sophomore release is well worth the wait. Fittingly titled, incredible vocal harmony, cascading arrangements, and excellent effects await the listener of Big Echo. The term “pocket symphony”certainly applies. Case … Continue reading

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Three Dog Night: Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)

Wouldn’t it be depressing to look back on your career as a musician and be known only as the maker of a hit single and a children’s sing along? Step in Three Dog Night. Believe it or not they made … Continue reading

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Discovery: LP

The debut album of band Discovery, ironically titled LP, is a driving cascade of synth and drum pads. A joint venture between Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot’s Wes Miles, LP is the sonic equivalent of a firework … Continue reading

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The Big Pink: Dominos

Besides the obvious reference to the female anatomy that is the name of the band behind the 2010 single Dominos, ¬†expect nothing but clean things out of The Big Pink. Singular, sharp melodies, crisp guitar work, and punk tinged, edgy … Continue reading

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Amadou & Mariam: Dimanche A Bamako (Sunday in Bamako)

The lives of Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia tell a story that sounds more like movie material than mere biography. Both born blind and in the poverty of former French West Africa they both had an unquenchable passion for music. … Continue reading

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