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Styrenes – All the Wrong People are Dying (1998)

All the Wrong People Are Dying is not actually an album, but a collection of the earlier Styrenes album A Monster and a Devil alongside several 12”s and a compilation track. Somehow, despite the cobbled-together nature of...

Darren Aronofsky to Direct Lou Reed & Metallica’s “Iced Honey”

Darren Aronofksy, the acclaimed director of gritty (albeit visually stimulating) films like Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, will direct the music video for “Iced Honey”, a track from Lou Reed and Metallica’...


Lotus Feet

"Early Bird" quickly transitions between haunting organ sounds and quick swipes of guitar, the former more in the vein of neo-psychedelia and the latter more like garage-rock. A lovely meshing of vintage sounds, to be sure, muc...

Gorillaz – Plastic Beach (2010)

With cameos ranging from Lou Reed to Snoop Dogg, Gorillaz's Damon Albarn continues to tout unbelievable consistency and stylistic prowess on his most selfless release yet. It is also one of the most stunning of his storied career.


Begushkin Catches a King’s Curse

Emotional variability is an aspect of art that all musicians value. An artist limiting one’s self to a consistent set of emotions can be detrimental to a listener’s perception of the artist, primarily due to the fact that an en...

Jong Pang Follows the Bright White Light

Ambition can play an interesting role in an artist’s production of their own music, especially during a dramatic period of stylistic transition. It sounds like common sense, but if one were to intricately shuffle through ...


A Mix for the Lonely: Valentine’s Day ’08

Considering that the dates of anniversaries and birthdays vary from person to person, it would not be entirely unrealistic to deem Valentine’s Day as the most universally abundant day for the exchanging of mix tapes. Afte...

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble… Strips

I am sure many of us over twenty can remember the leather jacket craze. The Fonz was one of the few to kick-start the fad in the late 50s and Springsteen brought it back in the 80s, along with many others. One of the few to sei...


REVIEW: The Boggs – Forts

Lou Reed opened up his classic 1973 album, Berlin, with the lingering words, “In Berlin, by the wall, you were five foot ten inches tall.” A native of New York City, Reed’s lyrics were particularly striking at...

I Admit, I’m Late to Hedwig’s Party

I know, I know. Most of you have already seen “Hedwig and the Angry Inch“, the offbeat musical/comedy/drama/satirical movie released in 2001 by the talented director/actor/singer John Cameron Mitchell, based on the ...