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AltWire Album Review: Kygo – Cloud Nine

Electronic dance music. A fine art in the sense that it’s a masterful way to dictate the energy and atmosphere of a room full of ravers. But not so much in the eyes of the average critical and analytic music buff, whose home lies in well-crafted, live instrumentation and audacious songwriting. Usually, electronic dance always […]

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AltWire Review: Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

However, the years have mostly been kind to the band.  They’ve evolved and experimented with each new release and for the most part their efforts have been successful.  Thom Yorke and company have also experimented with the way music is marketed and released. They did this with their name-your-price 2007 album In Rainbows, and the surprise release and atypical packaging […]

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AltWire Review: Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid

Aesop Rock has built his career on his massive vocabulary, abstract wordplay, and a talent for taking the mundane and making it sound deep and complex. Over the years, he’s experimented with his style and became more hands-on with his production. He jumped into projects with unlikely collaborators like Kimya Dawson and John Darnielle (of The Mountain Goats). He gets […]

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Beyonce “Lemonade” Visual Album Review

*Please note that this review is based on both the visual and musical version.   Beyonce released an album called Lemonade on April 26th. She released an unannounced visual album on HBO that has been the talk of the world this past week. The album alone didn’t quite grasp my attention, but the combination of the […]

Interviews

Blueprint talks Vigilante Genesis

If one line Blueprint ever spit on a record could serve as a mantra for his career path, it might be this one from 2011’s “Radio-Inactive”: “Make it more commercial, Print/ You probably would sell more” But I’m eating now, so I’m like, “What the hell for?” Blueprint is one of the most prolific producers, rappers, […]