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David Bowie, The Next Day, 2013

by J Frazzetta April 5th, 2015
Album Review
After a decade long absence David Bowie is back and he sounds angry.  A year or so ago there was a random sale on Bowie catalog releases at my local record store, so I bought quite a few of his albums, since he was an artist I didn’t know very much about.  All of those purchases seem to have helped me prepare for this new album and I wasn’t very sure what to expect, Avid Reader, so I just jumped right in.

On several of these songs you can almost picture Bowie singing through clenched teeth while these buzz saw
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Nothing Slowed Me Down

by J Frazzetta March 5th, 2015 | Artist Review, Featured Artist
At some point in a band’s career they achieve a certain amount of success that can afford them a chance to branch out a bit from their usual routine.  By 2008 The Black Keys were building a steady following in the land of clubs and college radio and needed a way to branch out, since most of the material wasn’t getting mainstream attention.  So what did they do?  Well, Avid Reader, they did the same thing a lot of
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  • All Around the World

    by Louise April 4th, 2015 | Album Review
    Album Review
    Looking for a clean R&B album for your tween or young teen? You're going to have to keep looking, because boy band Mindless Behavior's sophomore album All Around the World brings forward very little to commend.

    The band, which consists of  young teens Prodigy, Princeton, Ray Ray, and Roc Royal (I kid you not), was formed in 2008 by Keisha Gamble, Walter Millsap, and Vincent Herbert. The boys were trained in dance and singing for two years before they released their first recording. They toured with the Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber, and Jason Derullo, and opened for Janet Jackson's 2011
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  • The Strokes, Comedown Machine, 2013

    by J Frazzetta April 3rd, 2015 | Album Review
    Album Review
    Despite the sound coming from this album the year is still 2013, not 1986.  When we last met up with The Strokes their album Angles seemed to pull heavy from 80’s styling and this new one is the companion piece.  I like it more than I thought I would.  One thing is for certain: if you are still waiting for a Is This It part two, it will never happen.  There are a few moments here where the band feels like they are reaching back to their early years, but a decade on and several side projects later
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