Category Archives: Album Review

Album Review: Mountains – Centralia

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Eric Intlekofer reviews the Brooklyn-based duo Mountains’ latest, sprawling drone effort, titled “Centralia.”

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What KRUI Loved In 2012

What KRUI Loved in 2012

What music did KRUIers dig the most in 2012? Music staffers report on their favorites from the past school year.

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Album Review: Dum Dum Girls – End of Daze EP

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To call the End of Daze EP the “Only in Dreams Reject Club” would be unjust as some songs never make it on their intended album. But California’s Dum Dum Girls know how to make amazing EPs (He Gets Me High EP anyone?) and End of Daze is like He Gets Me High’s lo-fi art more »

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Album Review: The Raveonettes – Observator

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They. Are. Back. No three words remain truer for Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, the duo otherwise known as The Raveonettes who have melted our ears in the past with high frequency synthesizers and the icy coolness of Foo’s vocals. Whether they are a soundtrack to a chill autumn evening or a heavier rock more »

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Album Review: “The Endless Prom” by Trouble Lights

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Music director Max Johnson reviews the debut album “The Endless Prom” from Iowa band Trouble Lights.

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Album Review: Grizzly Bear – Shields

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Grizzly Bear is one of those bands that continue to stand out by creating an engaging auditory experience. Their breakout album Veckatimist was lauded by music fans and critics alike, and it is probably safe to say Shields will follow suit. Shields is unique in that it doesn’t have a standout track, the quality is more »

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Album Review: Christopher the Conquered and the Black Gold Brass Band – Decide the Fate of a Good Man

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By Max Johnson Chris Ford’s main musical project, Christopher the Conquered, is perhaps the most quintessential “Iowa” band right now. I don’t mean that as a description of a particular sound or style. Just look at the songs on their latest album “Christopher the Conquered and the  Black Gold Brass Band Decide the Fate of more »

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Album Review: Ion – Coordinates

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By Christian Craig Hip hop has, in recent years, evolved into a beast of over-accessibility. The fabled street corner has been replaced by a SoundCloud account and it often seems that anyone with a Logic torrent is busy tweeting about their upcoming mixtape. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – Odd Future, Main Attrakionz and more »

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Album Review: Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All – The OF Tape Volume 2

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By Christian Craig Collaborative rap crew albums are a tricky thing to get right – We Are Young Money was laughable, Wu-Tang hasn’t done anything worth talking about since 8 Diagrams, and if you know of a Dipset tape that you’ve made it through without your finger on the skip button, I’d love to hear more »

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Review: Chiddy Bang – Breakfast

Review: Breakfast-- Chiddy Bang

By Keith Evanson Hip-hop duo, Chiddy Bang, have taken their underground hype into the mainstream. After nonstop touring, mixtape releases, and record label signings, they have now settled down to release an official album. Band members, Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege and Noah “Xaphoon” Jones Beresin, use a successful formula to stimulate the ears of as many more »

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