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Album Review: The Ivins – “The Code Duello”

The Code Duello is the debut full-length album by Jack and Jim Ivins, also known as The Ivins. The first single from The Code Duello titled “Stockholm Syndrome,” tells the story of living through an emotionally damaging relationship. The track has an awesome, raunchy bass line and fast drumming (think late-90’s or early-00’s grunge music) […]


Album Review: Cold War Kids – LA Divine

Cold War Kids have delivered a broad social awareness and a deep personal honesty on their new record LA Divine. The album is a combination of pained ballads, experimental weirdness, and motivated anthems. Through this, they create a successful balance between political commentary and internal monologue. This music is human and real and sure to […]

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Album Review: Born Ruffians – RUFF

I like Born Ruffians. I’m a huge fan of the sweet lyrics and soft, carefree guitar and harmonica in “Little Garçon” from their first album Red, Yellow & Blue. By their third album, Birthmarks, I thought they had really found their sound, and I was excited to see what two years would allow them to […]

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Album Review: Coldplay – Ghost Stories

I’ve always been told that high expectations lead to high disappointments. Maybe I was expecting more from Coldplay’s latest album, Ghost Stories, released in May, 2014. I was expecting something different from what I’m used to and at first I was disappointed.  I’m a huge Coldplay fan & own every album. I remember when Parachutes […]