Category: CD Reviews

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CD Review: Survival Pop by Worriers

Worriers Side One Dummy Records Score: B- Worriers latest album Survival Pop may be a paint-by-numbers pop punk release but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable to listen to. Lead singer Lauren Denitzio...

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CD Review: Wonderful Wonderful by The Killers

The Killers Island Records Score: C 14 years removed from “Mr. Brightside,” 11 from Sam’s Town and five from the release of their last effort Battleborn, Wonderful Wonderful comes on the heels of several...

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CD Review: Antisocialites by Alvvays

Alvvays Polyvinyl Records Score: A- Antisocialites is a short burst of beautifully crafted pop rock that captures the spirit of the genre with authentic ease. Winding picked guitars and dancing bass lines create layers...

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CD Review: In Search of Lost Time by Partner

Partner You’ve Changed Records Score: B+ Partner’s debut full length album In Search of Lost Time combines everything the band does best. It’s a fun classic dad rock sound combined with proudly queer and...

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CD Review: Okovi by Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus Sacred Bones Records Score: A- It’s not often that genre-bending is utilized to such grand effect, but Nicole Hummel (aka Zola Jesus) meshes elements of goth-pop, industrial, and quasi-Gregorian chants to such...

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CD Review: Humanz by the Gorrilaz

Gorillaz Humanz Parlophone Records / Warner Bros. Distance may have been the best thing to happen to the much-hyped early summer release of Damon Albarn’s fifth studio Gorillaz release, Humanz. Initially met with mixed...

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CD Review: Good for You by Aminé

Aminé Good for You CLBN / Republic Records Easily the most promising artist of XXL’s 2017 Freshman Class, 23-year-old Aminé made a grand entrance this summer with Good for You, a bombastic fifteen-track LP...