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Album Review: ‘Hang’

★★☆☆☆ Bold, theatrical and, at times, melodramatic, “Hang” is the grandiose fifth album by indie-rock duo Foxygen. At just over 30 minutes, the album is a whirlwind journey, cycling between excessive, operatic, string-laden arrangements and familiar pop tunes that pay a Broadway-infused homage to the theatrical excess of ‘70’s glam[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Album Review: ‘Oczy Mlody’

★★★☆☆ The Flaming Lips have become something of an eccentric American rock staple since 1983, the band has produced more than 25 albums and EPs. Last October, Wayne Coyne, lead guitarist and vocalist, announced that the band was beginning to work on yet another album, which was released this year[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
RUN THE JEWELS, INC.

Album Review: ‘Run the Jewels 3’

★★★★★ In 2014, El-P and Killer Mike, known together as Run the Jewels, released “Run The Jewels 2.” On this incendiary, hard-nosed project, the acclaimed hip-hop duo envisioned a bleak future for the nation. Tracks like “Lie, Cheat, Steal” and “Angel Duster” took aim at corruption, unjust rulers and racism,[Read More…]

YOUNG TURKS

Album Review: I See You

★★★★★ Since the release of its last album in September 2012, British trio the xx has made its heavily anticipated return to the indie-pop music scene. The band’s third album, “I See You,” is true to its trademark dream-like sound but follows new, creative directions. The xx continues to deliver[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin”

Album Review: ‘Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin”

★★★★☆ One of hip-hop’s most anticipated albums of the year, “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’” marks recording artist Kid Cudi’s return to the hip-hop scene after his foray into alternative rock in his last studio album, “Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven.” Comprised of four acts and 19 tracks, it is his[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘4 Your Eyez Only’

Album Review: ‘4 Your Eyez Only’

★★★★☆ Two years after the double Platinum-certified album “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” Jermaine Cole, better known as J. Cole, released his fourth studio album, “4 Your Eyez Only” on December 9th. The album sees Cole reevaluating his life after fame and finding fulfillment in activism through rap, providing straightforward, yet[Read More…]

by December 19, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide