Category: CD Reviews

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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....

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Oct.20

Lady Antebellum Own The Night Capitol Records Two summers ago my car stereo was dedicated to Lady Antebellum. So when Lady A’s new album Own The Night was released in September 2011, I was...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Oct. 6

  Raleigh New Times in Black and White Independent Local Calgary band Raleigh released their full-length debut album New Times in Black and White this past spring. The trio have all been (or currently...