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Bob Dylan – The Times They Are a-Changin’

Written by on 25 April 2012

By  John Consiglio Moments that change history, are not often created by the actions of many, but by the voices of few. During the 1960s, the United States found itself divided; many artists wrote and protested over the issues of social and racial inequality, poverty, politics, and war. Among these artists, one man rose to […]

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Alice in Chains – Black Gives Way to Blue

Written by on 25 April 2012

By  Clay Roberts Alice in Chains had to work harder than ever to create this album “Black Gives Way to Blue”, mostly because they were without their lead singer, Lane Staley and had taken a 14 year long break. Against the odds, they released this album on September 25, 2009 sounding better than ever. The […]

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Pantera – Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys’ Vulgar Hits!

Written by on 25 April 2012

By Sean Nelson Drop whatever you are doing, head to your local purveyor of compact discs and slap twenty dollars on the counter for a copy of Pantera’s Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys’ Vulgar Hits! Released in 2003, this compilation album provides an accurate sampling that spans Pantera’s entire career. From the macabre epic “Cemetery […]

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Throwback Suburbia – Shot Glass Souvenir

Written by on 9 February 2012

By George Lewis I met Jimi Evans, lead vocalist of Throwback Suburbia, about 10 years ago.  He was fronting The Red Sector, a Portland area quartet whose sound was something approximating a futuristic, synth-infused alternative rock.  What caught my attention at the time, aside from the black vinyl pants and eye makeup, was how the band’s […]

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Miike Snow

Written by on 15 November 2011

By Pauline Ramos What do you get when you combine two Swedish music producers with experience creating some of pop music’s most memorable hits, with an American singer/songwriter? A group with plenty of potential called Miike Snow. Miike Snow is composed of producers Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg along with Andrew Wyatt. Their first self-titled […]

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LIGHTS – Siberia

Written by on 6 November 2011

I’ll be honest. At first, I didn’t like Siberia. It was too… I couldn’t put my finger on it. But I expected electric synths, space pop melodies, and complex lyrics. It took me a few listens to realize that LIGHTS’ sophomore album actually did have all of these things but with some extra layers. My […]

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IDAHO – You Were a Dick

Written by on 30 August 2011

As a recording artist, when I listen to music, I can’t help thinking about how sound is being captured in a song.  More often than not, I’ll hear something and think to myself “I bet I know how they did that!”  Human beings are perhaps reductionists by nature; we can’t seem to help ourselves from […]

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LIGHTS – The Listening

Written by on 11 August 2011

If your poison is techno, pop or anything in between, meet LIGHTS. It’s not a band, but one singer-songwriter with serious talent and crazy hair. In fact, LIGHTS is her legal name, and she calls her music “intergalactic-electro.” In her debut album The Listening she shows off some fun synth work as well as real […]

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Young the Giant

Written by on 11 August 2011

Being serenaded is one of those things most women could only hope would happen to them. But with Young the Giant’s Sameer Gadhia’s cool voice and cooler lyrics, I think those women can quickly picture themselves wrapped in the arms of the music. Young the Giant’s single “My Body” was a hit in January, and […]

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The Glitch Mob – Drink the Sea

Written by on 11 August 2011

Full disclosure – this is my favorite album that came out in 2010. In my opinion, it’s electronic music at its finest. Just gritty enough without becoming noise. I have a hard time not listening to the whole album each time I turn it on. I’m typically a little more drawn to electronic dance music, […]

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