Review: Evan Ønly  – No Matter What EP

Review: Evan Ønly – No Matter What EP
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In his debut solo EP, Evan Brody takes an old sound and makes it new again. Most of No Matter What could easily be mistaken for classic ’80s music, which, as far as this writer is concerned, the world needs more of. … read more

Local Review: Sweet Tooth – Create Your Fate

Local Review: Sweet Tooth – Create Your Fate
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Ogden-area local Logan Smith (aka Sweet Tooth) combines gothic style with an ’80s-era rock sound in his debut album, Create Your Fate. If Brian Warner had entered the music scene in the glory days of butt rock, he might have ended up sounding much like Sweet Tooth. … read more

Review: Elusive Parallelograms – Fragments EP

Review: Elusive Parallelograms – Fragments EP
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 Elusive Parallelograms = Animal Collective + Deerhunter … read more

Review: Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks

Review: Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
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The first few times listening through Hesitation Marks, all I could focus on were the poppy, electronic-ish elements that must have rubbed off on Trent Reznor from spending so much time in How to Destroy Angels. It just didn’t feel like a NIN album.  … read more

Review: David Bowie – The Next Day

Review: David Bowie – The Next Day
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I still remember pulling Ziggy Stardust from the vinyl sleeve, the phrase “TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME” challenging me from the lower corner of the back cover. Every second of “Starman” forevermore altered my musical outlook. That said, I was skeptical as hell when I heard Bowie was releasing another album. Mainly because it’s been a decade since his last release, but also because his last album, Reality, fell a little short (in my opinion). Fortunately for us all, The Next Day meets the high expectations that Bowie sets by being, well, Bowie. … read more

Review: The Walking Dead Volume 23: Whispers Into Screams

Review: The Walking Dead Volume 23: Whispers Into Screams
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On a scale of One to Rad, this latest volume earns a solid “meh.” The sad thing is that this is actually a fairly decent volume, but after the set up at the end of Volume 22 (my review of which began with, “HOLY. FUCK.”), this feels like a massively missed opportunity by writer/creator Robert Kirkman. … read more

Review: Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World

Review: Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World
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As amazing as that day was, and even with how much this doc focuses around that day, Batkid Begins is not about the Batkid story. … read more

Review: The Newsroom: The Complete Third Season

Review: The Newsroom: The Complete Third Season
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As a fan of The Newsroom since the epic first 8 minutes of the pilot episode, I have to say I’m disappointed that the final season was shortened to just six episodes. … read more

Hasa Diga, Offended People: This is The Place for The Book of Mormon

Hasa Diga, Offended People: This is The Place for The...
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The floodgates have been opened and comedic rivers now runneth over through the “Sal Tlay Ka Siti” valley: The Book of Mormon is finally playing in Utah! … read more

Review: Monopoly – Game of Thrones Edition

Review: Monopoly – Game of Thrones Edition
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Are you a low-to-moderate Game of Thrones fan and an average fan of board games? Then you are gonna lose your shit over this new Monopoly Collector’s Edition. Any above-moderate Game of Thrones fans, on the other hand … perhaps not so much. … read more