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REVIEW: Troye Sivan – Bloom

Bloom is out now via EMI Australia / Capitol Records In a streaming-dominated industry hell-bent on producing 15-25+ track mega albums, there’s something immediately drawing about a classic 10-track album. It almost knowingly promises to pack a punch from beginning to end, and Troye Sivan‘s highly-anticipated sophomore album Bloom delivers on that promise in spades. The new...

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REVIEW: Arctic Monkeys @ The Anthem – 07/28/18 [PHOTOS]

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is out now via Domino In May, Arctic Monkeys nabbed their sixth UK #1 with the release of their highly-anticipated album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. The album follows their wildly successful album AM, released in 2013, but sonically and stylistically is a major departure from its predecessor. The dizzying guitar riffs, cheeky wittiness, and...

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REVIEW: Father John Misty at The Anthem [PHOTOS]

God’s Favorite Customer is out now on Sub Pop / Bella Union In June, Josh Tillman released God’s Favorite Customer — his fourth studio album under the name Father John Misty. Amidst the distinctive folk melodies and witty lyrical quips, the new album finds Tillman contemplating his bleak state of affairs and seeking personal redemption for irreparable damages, his strained...

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REVIEW: Valley Queen – Supergiant

Supergiant is out now via Roll Call Records Los Angeles-based rockers Valley Queen have released their debut album Supergiant. The album, which derives its name from our brightest and fastest-burning stars, is glimmering rock perfection and one of the best alternative releases of the year. Despite the head-rush of distorted guitars and drums that often guide the 10-track album,...

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Review: CHVRCHES – Love Is Dead

Love Is Dead is out now via Glassnote Records Since first barreling onto the scene in 2012, Scottish trio CHVRCHES have oozed an unparalleled energy and sense of urgency that has defined their sound and demanded well-deserved international attention and praise. Their 2013 debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, and subsequent effort, Every Open Eye were defiant genre-bending...

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REVIEW: MGMT – Little Dark Age [PHOTOS]

Little Dark Age out via Columbia Records It’s been over a decade since psychedelic rock band duo MGMT released their critically-acclaimed debut album Oracular Spectacular. The iconic acid-tinged album is packed with the classic tracks “Weekend Wars,” “The Youth,” “Pieces of What,” “Of Moons, Birds & Monsters,” as well as three international breakout hits that may outlive us all — “Time...

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