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Archived Review: Cassino – Kingprince

The avenue is at it again, with a mouth that swallows men, and it fills my words with smoke and broke amen’s. Continue reading

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First Impressions: Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle

Music like Julien Baker’s could save us all. I wanted to let that breathe for a second, because I can’t think of the last time I’ve felt someone… Continue reading

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Review: Ryan Adams – 1989

When he finds new ways to sonically and emotionally inhabit Taylor Swift’s songs, Ryan Adams turns 1989 from a thinkpiece into an actual album. Look, I was always going to at least LIKE this album. Ryan Adams has long been one of my … Continue reading

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2014 In Music (Part 3): Albums #5-1

For Part 1 (Albums 15-11), click here. For Part 2 (Albums 10-6), click here. As I get to writing about my five favorite albums of 2014, I remember heard a lot of people say that 2014 was a “bad” year … Continue reading

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2014 In Music (Part 1): Albums #15-11

Random blurb to start the future blurb-age: My favorite albums from this year came on like an absolute head rush. This list is packed with surprises of all kinds for me: the obligatory half dozen artists I’d never heard of; albums … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Coldplay – Ghost Stories

Coldplay’s sixth studio album travels inward, finding hope in an atmospheric album about broken connections. It’s two in the morning and my one-bedroom apartment feels especially empty. I should probably put the A/C unit in the window and go to sleep, but … Continue reading

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“Alternative” Christmas Music: 5 Holiday Albums + 1 Track To Soundtrack Your Season

  There’s only a day or two left until Christmas, and I’m finally ready to start listening to more “traditional” Christmas carols—classic versions of holiday songs that are sung by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald…even Michael Bublé gets in … Continue reading

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