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Madlib shows production skill, talent in latest album

By JIMMY CHRISTONR – 6 years ago

Sorry Zac Efron, there’s a new “Bad Neigh­bor” next door. The recent album takes the title of best “Bad Neighbor” from last year’s film. Madlib, the album’s producer, makes an­other…

Powerful stage presence heard in album

By MATT STEIN – 6 years ago

At Chicago’s Lollapalooza in August this year, Florence Welch danced as the­atrically as ever as an oncoming storm ap­proached, even delightfully dedicating a song to the lightning. As she gracefully…

‘What For’ plays down musical emotion

By JACK CONWAY – 6 years ago

“What For?” is Toro y Moi’s fourth full-length album and Chad Bundick’s second release in the past six months. The first release, “Michael,” was made under his Les Sins moniker…

Album spans style, crosses old borders

By JOSHUA SHERMAN – 6 years ago

I got hooked on Death Cab for Cutie ever since its last album, “Codes and Keys,” released in 2011. Four years have come and gone though, and now the indie…

Lamar’s album takes political look at rap

By CHARLES LYONS-BURT – 6 years ago

A young rapper stirs in his urban, impoverished hometown. People begin to take notice of him at an early age: despite his humble beginnings and depressed surroundings, he makes his…

Logic’s influenced album boasts strong production

By FRANK HOFFMAN – 7 years ago

Logic, a rapper hailing from Maryland has dropped mixtapes for years that have established him as a student of the rap game, though not necessarily an innovator. However, on his…

Band name not indicative of bright future

By YORK CHEN – 7 years ago

The famed language cognoscente of early 20th century America H.L. Mencken described certain words as “intrinsically musical, in clang-tint and rhythm,” presenting “cellar door” as a particularly melic phrase (The…

Evolution of Gambino evident in album

By FRANK HOFFMAN – 7 years ago

Childish Gambino is unpredictable. When you listen to Rick Ross, you know exactly what you’re getting. I’m a Ross fan, but when it comes to putting out music, he follows…

Britney Jean not as personal as promised

By JACK OWEN – 8 years ago

Since Britney Spears exploded onto the music scene in 1998 with her wide smile and sharp dance moves, the former Mouseketeer has remained an American pop cultural mainstay. But after…