Tag: Album Review

Philly’s Hop Along Triumphs with “Bark Your Head Off, Dog”

Music is built for moments. Little pieces of your life which are launched back into your consciousness, triggered by a riff, a hook, the twang in an artist’s voice. We bookmark events, power ourselves through excruciating pain, walk batters up to the plate (happy baseball season y’all) with clips, albums and tracks. Hop Along has always seemed to work

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‘Golden Hour’ Is A Look Into Kacey Musgraves’ Daydreams

Country music singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves has positioned herself perfectly. Not necessarily in the seat where most people will learn her name, but up on a hill where she can successfully do whatever she damn well pleases. She knows her fourth album Golden Hour probably won’t have (m)any songs played on contemporary country radio stations, but that’s not what

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One Listen Review: Dorothy’s ’28 Days in the Valley’

I must’ve missed the bandwagon when L.A. based rock band Dorothy debuted in 2016 with their first album, ROCKISDEAD. I’m surprised I wasn’t there the first time around, considering she’s signed to Jay-Z’s ROC Nation. Luckily, I’m here for their sophomore album, “28 Days in the Valley.” Better late than never, right? From what I’ve heard, the band’s lead, Dorothy

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How Kanye’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ Introduced Me to Hip-Hop

Sometimes you hear an album and suddenly everything you thought you knew about music goes out the window. In 2010 I was that kid who was raised on classic rock and turned his nose up at hip-hop. I enjoyed indie and I’d just begun to get my feet wet in the Philly music scene with the

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‘Scary Hours’ and My 10th Year of Fandom

As promised at the conclusion of “More Life,” Drake is BACK in 2018. He surprised the world by dropping his EP Scary Hours at midnight on January 19th. It features two songs: “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity,” both of which, sound on par with any type of sound OVO has put out. “Takin’ summer off, ’cause they

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Cold Feelings Towards Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy

Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, A$AP Rocky has stood out for his mix of Harlem, New York and Southern, trippy influenced rap. His collaborations and ability to crossover into pop has also endeared him. Not to be forgotten, his fashion sense has also made him a style icon. These qualities are what make

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A New Mold For Modern Rock

The War On Drugs’ new LP “A Deeper Understanding” proves that there’s still room for feelings in rock & roll. Recently, The New Yorker asked, “Is The War on Drugs Rock’s Next Torchbearer?” Well, The War On Drugs won’t sell out festivals or pack arenas. They don’t dress like rock stars or trash hotel rooms. So if being

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Happy Abandon’s ‘Facepaint’ and the Exploration of Grief

The North Carolina-based indie rock group paints a portrait of loss and acceptance in their full-length debut. It’s rare to find a meticulously strung together work of musical art that manages to convey the realest and rawest emotion — loss — without losing voice, emotion, or authenticity; but in indie rock group Happy Abandon’s debut album, Facepaint, all of that

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