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18 & Under: Our Next Generation (pt. 1)

Though the authors of such publications are old and washed-up enough to be veterans of a retirement home, I continue to read how the youth of this generation are in a continuous downward spiral. As one of the millions that are ...
 
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Charmparticles Stay Alive in the Hot Spell

Some bands relish darkness. No, I am not referring to those talentless emo/goth hopeless hopefuls either. This one goes out to the artists who actually know more than three chords, the ones who have the ability to create an atm...

 
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REVIEW: Babyshambles – Shotter’s Nation

The king of British tabloids crafts an album that hopes to be the first step toward his highly publicized “comeback trail”.
 
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Leigh Marble Stays Fast & Loose

While I am aware that it is terribly cliché to begin an article with a quote, it is often true that the words of a respected philosopher are valued more considerably in society than those of some young music fan. Or maybe I am...

 
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The Defog’s Impressive Ebb and Flow

As important as a debut album is, it usually inherits expectations that are either nonexistent or minimal at best. The artist is inexperienced, giddy, and often in awe of their surroundings. If a debut comes off in any way as l...
 
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Yelle It, Shout It

When covering pop music from different countries like France or Japan, I often wonder whether these artists place an emphasis on melody over lyrical content in their efforts to gain overseas exposure. While the internet has mad...

 
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This Magnet Attracts

When listening to music, whether you are an amateur or an apparent know-it-all, it is usually easy to recognize when an artist is on the verge of mainstream success. Providing a sense of both instant accessibility and amiabilit...
 
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Right Away, Great Captain! A Story for the Ages!

Too often do I find artists struggling in their efforts to make an album cohesive. Most releases from inexperienced artists sound more like compilations than structured works of art. While the level of leniency should admittedl...