Category: CD Reviews

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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...

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CD Review: Melodrama by Lorde

Lorde’s 2013 debut album Pure Heroine was one of my favorite albums when it was released. Now, four years later Melodrama is finally out and I can’t help but feel disappointed. The singles Greenlight and Liability stayed the standouts of the...

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CD Review: Powerplant by Girlpool

Girlpool’s self-titled 2014 album garnered them some life long fans. Then, their 2015 album Before the World Was Big, was a wonderful stepping stone, but, Powerplant is where they have come into their own. Powerplant combines their vocal harmonies with...

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CD Review: Harry Styles by Harry Styles

One Direction’s Harry Styles has gone solo and while his new album showcases what his vocal range can do when he’s on his own, it doesn’t offer much personality. The standout of the album...