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“JESUS IS KING” in review

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

December 5, 2019

On his ninth studio album, Kanye West turns his focus towards God, creating a short album with some notable triumphs, yet which overall shows little substance and zero musical growth. The highly controversial, yet widely-acclaimed Chicago rapper finally released “JESUS IS KING” towards the end of...

Neko Case’s New Album a Blaze of Hope, Redemption, Style

Emma Dahl

September 26, 2013

Neko Case never disappoints. Ever since Blacklisted, her 2002 release, the level of quality of her alt-country/folk/indie rock/Americana songwriting has never faded. Her newest release, the wordy The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, is no exception. It...

‘Love This Giant’ full of eccentric life, purpose

Emma Dahl

September 27, 2012

Love This Giant is an eclectic, exciting, flamboyant album that eludes any kind of categorization. While it could be lost in the sea of other great albums that came out this September, Love This Giant stands out because of the unexpected but brilliant partnership that produced its vibrant sound: the collab...

Ingrid Michaelson explores dark vulnerability with ‘Human Again’

Mallory Martin

May 3, 2012

With the release of her fifth album, Human Again, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson exposes us to a darker, less romantic side of her talents. In a time when audiences eat up whimsical indie performers like Zooey Deschanel and her "queens and kings of quirk" counterparts, Michaelson fit right in...

Andrew Bird weaves deep pop melodies in new album

Clara Bartlett

April 5, 2012

Besides being a whistling virtuoso and a lyrical genius, Andrew Bird is capable of taking a song that begins as a simple melody and weaving it into something incredibly complex and beautiful. With his new album Break It Yourself, including a song featuring St. Vincent, Bird doesn't disappoint. All the ...

Best of recent album releases

caitlinhardee

December 13, 2011

M83, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming released Oct. 18 Celebrated electronic act M83's latest album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, is a massive departure from more ambient past albums, providing an emotive journey that is easily accessible to music fans across indie, rock and pop boundaries and has escaped the...

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