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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: HALSEY: BADLANDS

I first heard Halsey when I saw her live at Boston Calling music festival back in May. She was a replacement for someone who canceled at the last minute and by the end of her seductive set, I wanted to call up and thank whoever canceled for freeing up the slot for her....
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: PAINTED PALMS: HORIZONS

A year and a half ago, Painted Palms released their wonderful debut, Forever, which was an album full of diverse songs, which seemed to draw inspiration from such artists as Passion Pit, Best Coast, The Beach Boys and Of Montreal. On their new album, Horizons, it’s not so easy to discern their influences,...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: CARLY RAE JEPSEN: E·MO·TION

Some songs can become too huge for their own good. Take Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” for example. For a few years there, it seemed like it would be her only mega-hit single. Especially when the album it was from, Kiss, more or less flopped. But sometimes lightning strikes twice. Earlier this...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: BEACH HOUSE: DEPRESSION CHERRY

I like to believe that artists get better with each album they make. Of course, that’s not always the case. But there are some who keep improving with each release and I would say that is true of Beach House, otherwise known as Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. They were always amazing, but...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: BON JOVI: BURNING BRIDGES

If you want to avoid a headache, you should probably avoid reading this review. You see, this is the most confusing — if not even slightly controversial — album Bon Jovi has ever released. First of all, Jon Bon Jovi and camp keep calling it a “fan album,” stating that their next album...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: MELANIE MARTINEZ: CRY BABY

I could go on and on about how Melanie Martinez should have won her season on The Voice but I’ll simply say this: she was far too talented — as a unique *artist,* not just a singer — to win a show where the singers perform cover songs almost exclusively. At the time,...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: CHELSEA WOLFE: ABYSS

For me, Chelsea Wolfe’s albums have always been more about an overall vibe than specific songs taken individually.  I do prefer certain songs, yes, but within the context of her albums.  They’re not songs I’d necessarily take and put on a playlist.  (They don’t necessarily play well with other artists.)  I have to be...
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#albumoftheday (er, #epdujour) / REVIEW: SCAVENGER HUNT: WILDFIRE

Scavenger Hunt is an excellent ’80’s retro-style Los Angeles-based band that was formed in August of 2013. Its members are Jill Lamoureux (vocals) Dan Mufson (bass and keys) Nick Annis (guitar) and Aaron Prather (drums and percussion). On their Facebook info page they list influences like the Back To The Future movies (1...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: HOLLYSIZ: MY NAME IS

Hollysiz is the playful moniker for French actress Cécile Cassel’s music career. My Name Is, is her debut album and it’s been gradually taking the world of pop by storm ever since it was first released in France during September of 2013. In fact, it did so well in France that they re-released...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE DARKNESS: LAST OF OUR KIND

If you were only a fan of “I Believe In A Thing Called Love,” the mega-hit single from Permission To Land, the debut album by The Darkness, then all I can say is that you’ve missed some incredible hard rock ‘n’ roll since then. To that end, their new album, Last of Our...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: NATALIE IMBRUGLIA: MALE

Way back in 1997 Natalie Imbruglia covered a song called “Torn” by a little known alternative group called Ednaswap and found herself propelled into global superstardom. It was from an album called Left of the Middle, one of the year’s highest selling releases. The record also spawned other hits, such as “Wishing I...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: DEATHRITE: REVELATION OF CHAOS

Deathrite is one of those hybrid style bands that, on paper, shouldn’t work. Their unique sound blends elements of thrash, punk, death metal and grindcore in a way that is both invigorating and like a breath of fresh air. From the opening chords of Revelation of Chaos’ first track, “Melting Skies,” the album...
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