Category: CD Reviews

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for April 5

The Shins Port of Morrow Aural Apothecary   It has taken five years and a complete revamping of the band. Many people didn’t think it would happen, and with good reason. However, The Shins...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Mar. 22

WZRD WZRD 2012 – Universal Records   WZRD’s self-titled album is the first record released by the group created by Kid Cudi and his friend Dot da Genius whom he met while working at...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Mar. 8

BA Johnston Hi Dudes! Just Friends Records   Hamilton songwriter BA Johnston, famous for his wild onstage antics including performing in the girls’ bathroom, dancing atop the bar, and blasting snot-rockets all over the...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Feb. 16

Acres of Lions Collections Cordova Bay Records   Listening to the second album, Collections, by Victoria-based Acres of Lions, one major thought keeps returning. While nothing is wrong with this album, nothing is really...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Feb. 2

Gorillaz The Singles Collection 2001-2011 EMI   When you have artists who’ve been playing for the past 40, 50 and even 60 years, a decade is nothing special. But, if you’ve bent and broken...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Jan. 19

Snow Patrol Fallen Empires Fiction/Interscope   Upon the release of Snow Patrol’s sixth studio album this month, Fallen Empires was already listed as No. 1 on iTunes, which is unsurprising, due praise for songs...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Jan. 9

Jane’s Addiction The Great Escape Artist Capitol   When Jane’s Addiction first burst out of the L.A. scene in the mid ‘80s, there was nothing else like them. Their first two albums — 1988’s...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Dec. 1

Ben Harper Give Till It’s Gone Virgin Records I’m not going to lie. I hated this album at first. I couldn’t understand what it was about or why someone would record such silly songs....

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Nov. 17

 Miranda Lambert Four the Record Sony Nashville/RCA In her aptly named fourth record, Miranda Lambert takes her music to a new, yet powerful level. Coming off the success of her third album, Revolution and...

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CD Reviews – Nov. 3, 2011

Wilco The Whole Love dBpm From the first track off of Wilco’s new album, The Whole Love, fans are treated to something it seemed was lacking in the past couple of albums — ambition....