Reviews: Wild Ones – 
Keep it Safe

Reviews: Wild Ones – 
Keep it Safe
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This album is sure to be a great summertime hit. The first song, “Golden Twin,” is catchy, and they maintain that interest pretty solidly throughout. … read more

Reviews: Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside – Untamed Beast

Reviews: Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside – Untamed Beast
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One thing is clear on Untamed Beast: Sallie Ford is not afraid to be crazy, and will rock the fuck out.  … read more

Reviews: Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana

Reviews: Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
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Major Arcana comes across as pretty, ’90s lo-fi grunge, and would be appropriate listening after watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer while wearing a flannel shirt and ripped jeans.  … read more

Reviews: TaughtMe – Am I Old?

Reviews: TaughtMe – Am I Old?
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Am I Old? is pretty straightforward in its title, as it concentrates on the dejected feelings of looking back on your life as you grow old, only to add to the helplessness of bringing back the past as you age.  … read more

Review: Yesway – Self-Titled

Review: Yesway – Self-Titled
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With an intimate, cozy and airy feel, Yesway ends up feeling a journey through the clouds among angels playing harps and harmonizing among saints. … read more

Review: Yarah Bravo – Love Is The Movement

Review: Yarah Bravo – Love Is The Movement
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Yarah Bravo = Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes + Del tha Funky Homosapien … read more

Reviews: Alex Chilton – Electricity by Candlelight

Reviews: Alex Chilton – Electricity by Candlelight
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On a dark and stormy night on February 13, 1997, the power went out as Alex Chilton and his band were about to play their second set of the night at the Knitting Factory in New York City.  … read more

Review: Yasmine Hamdan – Ya Nass

Review: Yasmine Hamdan – Ya Nass
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“Shouei” stuck out most for me, evoking the sounds of staring out the window and watching the rain in your cozy setting of choice. The album sways gracefully between the nostalgic sounds, like in “Aleb,” to darker, tormented melodies, such as “Enta Fen, Again” and “La Mouch.” … read more

Review: Willis Earl Beal – Nobody Knows

Review: Willis Earl Beal – Nobody Knows
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With his sophomore album, Willis Earl Beal has shown that he can deliver powerful hits without sacrificing the raw honesty that was delivered through CD-Rs scattered throughout Albuquerque before he got a record deal. … read more

Review: Vermouth – RetroFuture Pop Exotica

Review: Vermouth – RetroFuture Pop Exotica
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The cover of this album is a good hint as to what to expect from this album: Justine Kragen sits on a barstool dressed in all black with fishnet tights, as Steve McDonald stands behind a tiki-bar with a tiki-torch and tiki-lights, toucans, maracas, while an overabundance of the color maroon surrounds them.  … read more