November 19th Staff Picks

 

Sounds for ears. Use your ears.

Kevin R.

Knuckle Puck
While I Stay Secluded

Zack

Har Mar Superstar
Bye Bye 17

Angel

Thanksgiving Kitten
Meow

Maegan

Two Door Cinema Club
Tourist History

Kaleb

Thanksgiving Kitten
Meow

Kelsey

SBTRKT
Wonder Where We Land

Sarah

Mr. Gnome
The Heart of a Dark Star

Sugar

RL Grime
VOID

Clay

Joni Mitchell
Ladies of the Canyon

Kevin P.

Thanksgiving Kitten
Meow

Nick

¡MayDay! x Murs
¡MursDay!

Raphael

RL Grime
VOID

Kelly

Thanksgiving Kitten
Meow

 

 

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Alt-J – This Is All Yours – Album Review

Artist: Alt-J
Album: This Is All Yours
Label: Canvasback
Release Date: September 18th, 2014

Alt-J returns with their second album This Is All Yours, which is just as rich and mysterious as An Awesome Wave, their wildly successful, Mercury Prize-winning first album—and a tough act to follow. As the media referred to them as Radiohead reincarnate, Alt-J had a lot to live up to with their sophomore album.

The contrast of the album makes each track stand out when listened to consecutively—the way that most concept albums are intended to be experienced. “Left Hand Free”is an upbeat, witty track that juxtaposes the somber vibe of “Arrival In Nara”.

A couple of guest appearances occur in This Is All Yours, first in “Hunger of the Pine”which features a sample of Miley Cyrus stating ...

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Ben Howard – I Forgot Where We Were – Album Review

Artist: Ben Howard
Album: I Forgot Where We Were
Label: Republic
Release Date: October 20th, 2014

I Forgot Where We Were is the 2nd full length album released by the critically acclaimed indie folk singer Ben Howard. It’s been a highly anticipated release by the UK native, since he stirred up crowds in an extensive tour throughout Europe and the US. Ben Howard has grown steadily since the release of his first full length album, Every Kingdom, and his loyal fan base identifies him by his rich lyrics, his raw and unfiltered voice, his skillful fingerpicking, and his powerful melodies. This album may take some of that fan base off guard.

From the very first track of the new album, something was different in a way I couldn’t quite recognize...

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