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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: Mylène Farmer: INTERSTELLAIRES

In 2010 Mylène Farmer, the most popular French artist in the world, surprised fans when she released her first album without longtime collaborator Laurent Boutonnat, Bleu Noir. Her formula with Boutonnat was simple: Laurent wrote the music and she wrote the lyrics. At least that’s how the credits read. I should think there...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: STRYPER: FALLEN

It’s 2015 and Stryper’s yellow and black attack continues. And I dare say it’s stronger than ever. Just listen to “Yahweh,” the blistering opening track of their new album, Fallen. When I heard Michael Sweet was writing a song with Clint Lowery of Sevendust I thought we were in for a disaster, just...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE DEAD WEATHER: DODGE AND BURN

The Dead Weather don’t like to call themselves a supergroup, but they undoubtedly are. Jack White (drums, vocals, guitars) has become an acclaimed solo artist during recent years and was already famous for The White Stripes. Alison Mosshart (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards) is one half of the rough and tumble pop duo...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: SINDY: SELFIE

BACKGROUND: French singer Sindy is a member of a collective called Team BS, which was started by a highly successful French rapper/producer who goes by the name La Fouine. The group is called Team BS because the name of La Fouine’s record label is Banlieue Sale (translation: Dirty Suburb). Most of the team...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: CHVRCHES: EVERY OPEN EYE

I was born in ’70’s and grew up in the ’80’s with a fondness for synthy pop like the Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys and so many others. Practically every song on the radio relied heavily on sythesizers. It was wonderful. Even when my beloved heavy metal bands (now called hair metal)...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: PHASES: FOR LIFE

PHASES. Remember that name. Because, simply put, they’re the best new synthy pop band to come along since CHVRCHES. In fact, they’re easily as brilliant as CHVRCHES. No kidding or exaggerating. Perhaps that shouldn’t be a surprise, though, being that they’re essentially a supergroup, as three of their members have previously found fame...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: Angéline: BACK TO PIKE PLACE

Singer/songwriter Angéline was originally from Loire Atlantique in France but is now based out of London, which is where she earned her music degree. Although most of her songs are now in English, there’s clearly a French folk music influence to her sound. Additionally, she’d just visited Cuba — she loves Salsa dancing...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: LANA DEL REY: HONEYMOON

It seems like we’ve lived with Lana Del Rey’s music forever. Yet, Born To Die, her official debut as Lana Del Rey, only arrived in January of 2012. Ever since then, though, she’s been a constant source of music. There was November 2012’s Paradise EP, which was eight songs long, currently considered a...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: SLAYER: REPENTLESS

When I was growing up, I was mostly into what they (not I) call hair bands, my favorites being Motley Crue, Poison, Stryper, Bon Jovi and KISS. (Yes, KISS was a hair band at the time. No make up, just very big hair.) I did listen to some thrash, too, especially the artists...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: DURAN DURAN: PAPER GODS

It’s 2015 and Duran Duran currently consists of Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor. The only member of the classic line-up who is not present is Andy Taylor, who has had nothing to do with Duran Duran since 2004’s criminally under-rated Astronaut album. Duran Duran’s last album was 2010’s...
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