Category Archives: Album Reviews

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Pas Chic Chic – Au Contraire Album Review

The debut LP from Canadian band Pas Chic Chic, Au Contraire, plays around with several of the most typical French music stereotypes. Made up of former members of Godspeed You! Black emperor, Fly Pan Am, and Cursed, this foray into experimental pop music is informed by much musical education. The record starts out with the...Read...
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My Dear Disco – Dancethink Album Review

Aesthetically, My Dear Disco’s Dancethink LP seems to harp on every synth-pop cliche that has emerged in the past couple years. They have “Disco” in their name, have “Dance” in their album title, call vocals “vox,” and have iPod-esque silhouettes of themselves on the inside album cover. These cliches immediately rub any self-respecting reviewer the...Read...
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Eyes Set To Kill – Reach Album Review

Eyes Set to Kill have popped up on my radar several times as they have been the new “it” band, hopping from tour to tour over the passed year with acts of various rock genres. In their most recent release, Reach, this Tempe, Arizona band is a post-hardcore/indie copulation that is subtly unique in comparison...Read...
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The Oregon Donor – Somethings Album Review

Indie-prog rock has never actually been particularly “cool.” It has never been hip or in style, and it has always attracted a mostly male audience. And you know what makes an indie-prog band even less cool? Naming the first track on your record “3rd Lvl Wizard.” Regardless of what class of nerdy they reside in...Read...
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Oneida – Preteen Weaponry Album Review

I’ll admit it; I had no intentions of ever purchasing another Oneida disc. I love the band and would rank them as one of the country’s premiere psychedelic acts, but with eight full lengths (of which I own six), I pretty much figured I’d heard their entire bag of tricks. Their last album, 2006’s Happy...Read...
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Armalite – Self-Titled Album Review

Over twenty minutes of fast, catchy pop-punk songs that sound like Screeching Weasel and J Church. Songs such as “Grace,” “Unfinished Business,” and “When Nice People Think Dumb Things, Attack, And Vote” are the kind of clever jabs that have been laid to rest in place of LiveJournal posts put to guitars. It’s members are...Read...
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