Tagged: pop

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Noise 101: CD reviews for Nov. 29

The Avett Brothers The Carpenter Ramseur Records   The Carpenter, the seventh studio album by The Avett Brothers, is a lesson of how a band can evolve to appeal to the masses but still...

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Sappy, whiny pop needs to die

James Blunt is responsible for everything bad in popular music   Nathan Ross Arts Editor   There is one fact that is commonly overlooked when discussing “pop” music, and it actually has to do...

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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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Things I wish I’d known in first year

The Reflector Archives Plan out your general education requirements ahead of time so you don’t get stuck without the prerequisites necessary for higher-level classes. If you’re on campus four or more days a week,...

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Page-turner will keep you up far past Twilight

Sex, violence, depravity and new-found hope abound in ‘werewolf lit’ gem   Vinciane de Pape Contributor   Full disclosure: I hate the Twilight saga.   I haven’t followed the recent string of vampire or...

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Fireside Riot brings the earworm pop

by Lynne Hogan. Lil’ Wayne has it, Stephen Harper doesn’t have it, and some people say they have it, but how does one define the term “swagger?” I always thought it applied to guys...

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Pineapple sweet and sour

By Amy Hipkin When I was first asked to write a CD review I was excited! I like to think I have an appreciation for all types of music and enjoy being enlightened with...

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Stampede: Harmony rings from Kreesha Turner

After more than a week of hard rockers and fast-paced lyrics, the Coca-Cola Stage slowed things down a bit as they handed the reigns to Canadian pop sensation Kreesha Turner. Photographer Aris Aristorenas grabbed...