Category: CD Reviews

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Oct. 10

Rae Spoon My Prairie Home Saved by Music Score: A+   Born and raised in Alberta, singer/songwriter/author Rae Spoon has a unique story to tell about growing up as a queer person in a...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Sept. 26

Miesha & the Spanks Girls, Like Wolves Saved by Vinyl Score: A   The debut album by local band Miesha & the Spanks, Girls, Like Wolves, fulfils its ferocious namesake with all of its...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for September 12

Big Sean Hall of Fame Getting Our Our Dreams Score: B+   With catchy songs like “Ashley” and “Beware,” featuring Miguel and Lil’ Wayne respectively, Big Sean’s second studio album Hall of Fame is...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for September 5

Volcano Choir Repave Jagjaguwar Score: A+   Last year, Justin Vernon announced that he was going to take some time away from the incredibly successful Bon Iver. Instead, in between providing samples for Kanye...

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Artist: Daft Punk Album: Random Access Memories Label: Daft Life Grade: A- Between the return of Arrested Development and Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories, May 2013 has been a pretty good month...

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Artist: The National Album: Trouble Will Find Me Label: 4AD Grade: A- The National had already made waves in 2013 by playing a six hour straight set of only one of their songs (“Sorrow”)...

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Noise 101: CD reviews for April 4

Justin Timerlake The 20/20 Experience RCA Score: A   Justin Timberlake has evolved from boy band sensation to movie star to hit artist, and every time he puts out new work, he defies expectations....

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Noise 101: CD reviews for March 21

Foxygen We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic JAGJAGUWAR Score: A+   Enter into sweet psychedelia with Foxygen’s second album. It’s like Sam France, half of Foxygen, materialized through a time-space...

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Noise 101: CD reviews for Feb. 14

Two Hours Traffic Foolish Blood Bumsteed Records Score: B   Big changes have been going on with Two Hours Traffic since they dropped Territory back in 2009. They dropped guitarist Alec O’Hanley for former...