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Category Archive for 'Rock/Pop'

“…The Things That We Are Made Of is a powerful collection that bridges two poles of existential tension: the past and the present with the future, ever uncertain, looming beyond our grasp.” Check our Catalog

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Cyndi Lauper : Detour

“…if it’s taken as a collection of performances and not a coherent record, it’s fun.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Bella Hardy: With the Dawn

“If With the Dawn follows a well-trodden path of break-up albums, its phrasing and musicality make it more sophisticated than most.” -The Guardian UK Check our Catalog Listen Now

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“… Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets reaffirms that the songwriter/composer is an arranger at home in many styles, with the ability to make this kind of sprawling, genre-surfing project unfold with elegance.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Pentatonix: Pentatonix

“Ultimately, by moving away from cover tunes, Pentatonix have helped push the a cappella style even further into the pop spotlight. ” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Tanita Tikaram: Closer to the People

“…Closer to the People works well as a mood album — the quiet, sophisticated veneer is sustained from beginning to end — but the album is rewarding with closer attention, attention that reveals the details in both the arrangements and writing.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Nada Surf: You Know Who You Are

“…You Know Who You Are aims for the comfort zone with power pop that distills decades, from ’90s college alternative through the post-indie boom of the early aughts.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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“…PersonA finds the group still offering music-festival-friendly fare, but of a nature that’s more jammy than jamboree.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Sister Hazel: Lighter in the Dark

“Taking a cue from their fellow Southern ’90s frat-rocker Darius Rucker, Sister Hazel decide to ditch the rock singalongs for country singalongs on 2016’s Lighter in the Dark.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Ronnie Spector: English Heart

“English Heart is a great concept, and for the most part the execution works, but one can’t help but wish it had been recorded in the ’70s or ’80s, when Ronnie’s voice was strong enough to make the most of the material.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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“The overarching aesthetics are a throwback to the golden age of vinyl but Simpson is too smart to succumb to mere revivalism: he seeks to expand, not retract.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Andrew Bird: Are You Serious

“The eerie magic of ‘Saints Preservus’ into the sunny ‘The New Saint Jude’ sets off a marvelous four-song run that closes out what is some of Andrew Bird’s best work in nearly a decade.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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“On 2011’s Mercury Prize-winning Let England Shake, PJ Harvey connected World War I bloodbaths with the 21st century world in harrowing, moving ways. Its follow-up, The Hope Six Demolition Project, feels like a companion piece with a wider focus and more urgent mood.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Mayer Hawthorne: Man About Town

“From front to back, Man About Town is a real pleasure, and it’s pretty hard to get too much of that.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Weezer: The White Album

“This is Weezer’s version of Southern California, one where the girls aren’t bedecked in bikinis and where alienation sometimes seems comforting…” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Filter: Crazy Eyes

“…Crazy Eyes manages to tread new ground for Filter while respectfully acknowledging the sound that propelled the band in the first place.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Deftones: Gore

“Gore is a triumphant reminder of the band’s ever-evolving sound and their continuing ability to push the boundaries of metal.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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“…This Is What the Truth Feels Like manages to be as fleet, giddy, and charming as Gwen Stefani ever is.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Pet Shop Boys: Super

“Coming almost three years after their excellent, unexpected, and infectious LP Electric, 2016’s Super is the second album where the Pet Shop Boys call themselves ‘electronic purists,’ holing up in the studio with returning producer Stuart Price and a mess of PCs, drum machines, and synths.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Redfoo: Party Rock Mansion

“…Party Rock Mansion is filled with crafted, party-worthy trash.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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