Category: CD Reviews

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Noise 101 – CD Reviews for Oct. 18

Chelsea Wolfe Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs Sargent House   With a sonic aesthetic that can only be described as “drone folk”, Chelsea Wolfe’s sound finds a fitting imagery for the “once-orphaned...

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Noise 101 – CD Reviews for Oct. 4

Flying Lotus Until the Quiet Comes Warp   A strange reflection is made when one first learns that experimental electronic L.A. producer Flying Lotus is a great-nephew to American jazz legend John Coltrane.  ...

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Noise 101 – CD Reviews for Sept. 20

Klarka Weinwurm Continental Drag Saved by Vinyl   Very often, an artist’s style and direction can be affected by their personal living situation. With Klarka Weinwurm, it is very apparent that her move to...

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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...