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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 […]

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Did the Force Truly Awaken? My “Rant-Review”

(featured image appears courtesy of nme.com) First, before I start, let me give a disclaimer here: I am an “S.W. O.G.” (Star Wars O.G.) This means my geekdom does not end with A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, or Return of the Jedi. This means that I have the right to demonize those prequels-that-would-have-been-better-off-as-novels-rather-than-movies. A […]

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Album Review: Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface

Twenty One Pilots has returned with their latest album, Blurryface, which is the follow-up to 2013’s highly successful album, Vessel. Blurryface is the fourth studio album from the duo. Prior to signing with Fueled by Ramen, Twenty One Pilots released two independent albums and did not gain major notoriety until 2013’s Vessel release. Twenty One Pilots […]

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Album Review: Jack White – Lazaretto

It doesn’t matter what you hear, or where you hear it, the distinct guitar riffs and unique vocals of Jack White can be easily distinguished amongst a sea of imitators and bands that nowadays sound no different from the next Johnny-Come-Lately’s. From The White Stripes to his many side projects, which include The Raconteurs and […]