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Nine Inch Nails: Add Violence

Nine Inch Nails Add Violence (The Null Corporation) At this point in the game, Nine Inch Nails doesn’t really have to do anything outrageous. They pretty much drove the definition of a genre, and inspired a generation of angry kids to don fishnets and buy Casio keyboards. Trent Reznor and company have been moving in some shape or form for 25+ years More...

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By Samantha Blackwood On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life

Lana Del Rey Lust for Life (Interscope Records) Lana Del Rey’s highly anticipated Lust for Life starts off strong with two back-to-back singles. First is the gently swaying and summery “Love.” It’s lush More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Quiet Riot: Road Rage

Quiet Riot Road Rage (Frontiers Music SRL) Quiet Riot’s new album, Road Rage is a commercial rock gem. Drummer Frankie Banali, guitarist Alex Grossi, bassist Chuck Wright and new singer, American Idol-alum James More...

By Phoenixxrocks On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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SZA: Ctrl

SZA Ctrl (Top Dog Entertainment/ RCA Records) I hate to start off this review bragging, but I have a confession. I’m convinced, I have to be the second coming of Quincy Jones or Sean Combs. Why am I tooting my More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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Daley: The Spectrum

Daley The Spectrum (BMG/ The End Records) The Spectrum begins with the appropriately named “Introlude.” Simple synths and layered vocals crescendo to establish the atmosphere and lead into the album’s first More...

By Phoenixxrocks On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Talib Kweli and Styles P: The Seven

Talib Kweli and Styles P The Seven (Javotti Media/ 3D) I’ve had a personal experience with Talib Kweli, so I’m probably subconsciously biased. He’s also a fellow Brooklyn native. That makes me super biased More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Washed Out: Mister Mellow

Washed Out Mister Mellow (Stones Throw Records) Singer/ songwriter/ producer Ernest Greene (better known as Washed Out) really lives up to his chillwave and dream pop labels on Mister Mellow. It starts off a little More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Washed Out: Mister Mellow

Washed Out Mister Mellow (Stones Throw Records) Singer/ songwriter/ producer Ernest Greene (better known as Washed Out) really lives up to his chillwave and dream pop labels on Mister Mellow. It starts off a little More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, August 4th, 2017
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Randy Newman: Dark Matter

Randy Newman Dark Matter (Nonesuch Records) Randy Newman presents his first studio album of all-new material since 2008 with Dark Matter. “The Great Debate,” at almost nine minutes, features fits and starts More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
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Alice Cooper: Paranormal

Alice Cooper Paranormal (earMUSIC) Alice Cooper’s latest (and 27th) studio album, Paranormal sees the original shock rocker back with a cast of guest musicians and collaborators including big time rock-super More...