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X-Ray Press – UVB-76 Album Review

Since 1982, a shortwave radio station in Russia has been transmitting the same short, monotonous buzz tone at the rate of approximately 25 tones per minute, just about 24 hours a day, every day. That station, UVB-76, has since been nicknamed “The Buzzer,” for obvious reasons. According to Wikipedia, the actual purpose of the station...Read...
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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part II

If you are just joining us, START FROM THE BEGINNING. #72 All That Remains For We Are Many Prosthetic Records BUY / DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM All That Remains vocalist, Philip Labonte, was the conceptual mastermind behind the album cover for For We Are Many. According to illustrator and designer Travis Smith, “He had a specific...Read...
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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part III

If you are just joining us, START FROM THE BEGINNING. #54 The Black Keys Brothers Nonesuch Records BUY / DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM Though the album artwork for The Black Keys’ Brothers is very obvious and literal, a lot more thought went into it than one might realize. Designer Michael Carney is the brother of drummer...Read...
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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part IV

If you are just joining us, START FROM THE BEGINNING. #36 Glasser Ring True Panther Sounds BUY / DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM Glasser’s Ring is a mash-up of styles — a brilliant combination of the fragilities of new age with the boldness and power of the earth mother Gaea. Ring‘s album cover, which intrinsically seems to...Read...
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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part V

Article compiled by Vivian Hua, Sammy Baek, and Brian Meyers If you are just joining us, START FROM THE BEGINNING. #18 The White Buffalo Prepare For Black & Blue Ruff Shod Records BUY / DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM For the cover of Prepare For Black & Blue, The White Buffalo used an oil painting by George...Read...
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Shy Child – Liquid Love Album Review

When you’re constantly asked to review music by relative nobodies, sometimes listening to new albums becomes a painful task. In such cases, creative systems of forced listening become necessary to keep oneself from going completely musically stir-crazy. What I do before embarking on long trips is this: I throw a bunch of albums that need...Read...
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Laurel Halo – King Felix Album Review

Laurel Halo’s King Felix has an ambient, spacey style that’s brought down to earth with choral, hymnal vocals. Halo’s vocals are sometimes hard to decipher, but also have a straight-forward side to them. Almost all of the beats evolve as the listener travels through them, but they still offer somewhat distinguishable pop structures. “Supersymmetry” starts...Read...
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