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July 07 2013
May 04 2013
An Autobiography - Old Gray
Bankrupt! - Phoenix
May 03 2013
Save Rock and Roll - Fall Out Boy
Where The Kids Are EP - Blondfire
Holy Fire - Foals
April 22 2013
April 10 2013
Let's talk about Reggie.
Alopecia - Why?
April 08 2013
April 07 2013
April 03 2013
Comedown Machine - The Strokes
The Strokes are a band unlike most bands. I've thought that since I first started listening to them. Is This It, First Impressions Of Earth, and Room on Fire? Amazing. Three albums that are consistently amazing from the first to last track. I felt as if Angles, the group's fourth album, felt short of my expectations, but that's because their first three albums set such a high standard. Unfortunately, I have to say the same for the latest release from Julian and company - Comedown Machine is not anything like prior releases. It's mellow, and is reminiscent of Casablanca's solo work - electronic sounding and definitely not sounding like the band he is so famous for fronting. The beginning of the album - all the way up until track 6, high-powered "50/50", is far too mellow-sounding and sounds like it is heavily influenced by the cookie-cutter indie band of 2013. While the second half of the album is far more upbeat, the lo-fi vocals throw me off and it just doesn't sound like the band I've been listening to since my freshman year of high school - it sounds more like an ill-fated side project.
Recommend?: If you're into indie music that gets released nowadays - mellow sounding stuff. Not if you're a Strokes fan.
Best track? 50/50.
The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake
I have to say that I'm sucker for a good pop song - even more of a sucker for a good pop album. Justin Timberlake's latest effort is filled with the mellow beats and his signature singing style. One thing I must say about the former NSYNC member and Mouskateer is that he sticks to a style - there isn't too much experimenting as far as his voice and subject matter goes. There are some jazzy undertones and some definite R&B influence. However, the length of the songs - the shortest being 4:48 long and the longest at a whopping 8:05 - are a little bit ridiculous. I suppose, though, this album isn't necessarily supposed to be an "album", per say - it's supposed to be an experience, as the title states. That being said, it's pretty boring when compared to his other, more club-oriented music, but if you want to just have the "experience" that is the 20/20 Experience, I would recommend it.
Recommend?: If you're already a Justin Timberlake fan or just want to listen to something to calm your nerves after a long day.
Best track?: Mirrors.
April 01 2013
Maybe Soup is currently being updated? I'll try again automatically in a few seconds...