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Album Review: Salad Days

Artist: Mac Demarco Album: Salad Days Label: Captured Tracks What a silly, soulful sloth. What a bed-wraggled, mopey-eyed, prankster. Mac Demarco was drinking last night, and this morning he regurgitated an album. He must have been eating some brassica veggies and maybe some organic bell papers for breakfast because what came out of him sounds […]

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Artist: Lil Bibbya Album: Free Crack Label: Self-released Seventeen-year-old Chicago drill rapper Lil Bibby has music typical of the drill subgenre.  I was disappointed, because a lot of this was “no play,” but I love this type of music.  The bass is heavy, and the drums are rock hard.  Chicago has a real thing going […]

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Review: New Manners EP (Dec 2013)

As I sat in the library listening to New Manners’s EP, I plugged into transformational sounds that could have easily been the soundtrack to an indie-teen movie starring and angst-y Miles Teller (alla Spectacular Now). The soft alternative rock sounds were warm without being upbeat and happened to perfectly compliment the green tea I was […]

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Album Review: The Haden Triplets (AKA That Time I Realized I Like Americana)

So THAT’S what Americana is. This is the first album I have heard that truly seems to invite me to witness the home life of a family. Growing up, the Haden Triplets were surrounded by old country songs, Yiddish songs, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Ornette Coleman, and more. These sources obviously greatly influenced the album, […]

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Music Department Reviews

Album: Ballerina Arcade Artist: Graham Repulski Label: All Tens Music An 8-minute, moody lo-fi ride, Graham Repulski’s latest EP Ballerina Arcade combines everything fuzzy and hard to understand in a way that plays quite a bit like an homage to Guided by Voices. The short run time makes you savor every song since you have […]

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