Album Of The Week

The Mars Volta by The Mars Volta By Emy Gladden | Top Tracks: Flash Burns From Flashbacks, Blank Condolences, Blacklight Shine The Mars Volta broke up after the release and tour of their 2012 album Noctourniquet when leading members Cedric Bixter-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López had a falling out. A decade-long silence after this announcement seemed …

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Harry’s House by Harry Styles By Tyler Mandell | Top tracks: As It Was, Matilda, Grapejuice  I had written about Harry Styles’ sophomore album Fine Line earlier this year, and I felt unimpressed with most of it but hoped Harry’s third LP would help him grow and fix some of his shortcomings. And while it …

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Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – The Message By Tyler Mandell | Top Tracks: The Message, The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel, She’s Fresh Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s debut album The Message is widely considered to be one of the landmark moments in hip-hop history, though much more …

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Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years By Tyler Mandell | Top Tracks: My Little Town, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, Gone At Last Still Crazy After All These Years, Paul Simon’s third solo album, has always been a bit frustrating for me to listen to. It’s a good album overall, with …

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Bloc Party – Alpha Games By Michael Bamarni | Top Tracks: Traps, Callum Is a Snake, The Peace Offering Bloc Party have recovered from their underwhelming last record, Hymns, with the guitar driven and infectious, Alpha Games What’s more British than Bloc Party? This is my question. I ask with complete sincerity and ignorance. If …

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