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JAY-Z — 4:44 — ALBUM REVIEW

Writer’s note: This review NOT brought to you by Sprint, Samsung, or any corporation. Fuck corporations and death to capitalism.  Rapper, mogul, capitalist, and business/man JAY-Z scarcely needs an introduction. … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Denzel Curry — 13 — EP REVIEW

Last year, Florida rapper Denzel Curry put together an excellent set of tracks on his “Imperial” project, which was one of my favorites of 2016. While we await the proper … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dying Fetus — Wrong One to Fuck With — ALBUM REVIEW

Maryland-based brutal death metal band Dying Fetus was a group whose name I’d only recognized from tour posters around town, but never actually bothered to listen to. I’d never been … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Guerilla Toss — GT Ultra — ALBUM REVIEW

I first came across New York-based experimental group Guerilla Toss at the end of 2013 when the group dropped its “Gay Disco” EP. While I appreciated the band’s noisy, raucous … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ex Eye — Ex Eye — ALBUM REVIEW

The formation of avant-metal super-quartet Ex Eye was something which excited me from the moment I first heard about it. Among this group’s membership are experimental saxophonist extraordinaire Colin Stetson … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Algiers — The Underside of Power — ALBUM REVIEW

When I first came across the music of New-York-via-Georgia band Algiers in 2015, I was blown away. Not only does vocalist/guitarist/pianist Franklin James Fisher have one of the most powerful, … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard — Murder of the Universe/Sketches of Brunswick East — ALBUM REVIEWS

Intro Australian rock group King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard has gone from goofily named garage rock band to a psychedelic, storied experience of its own. In a world where … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment