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Destroyer’s new album ‘Kaputt’ delivers


March 3, 2011

By Andrew Lopez Dan Bejar, who has released nine albums under the “Destroyer” name for over 10 years, has always been distinct in sound and style. From the often-indecipherable poetry that are his lyrics, to complex song structures that challenge most first-time listeners, Bejar has found permanency in the eclectic. On...

Student releasing debut album after four years

Aimee Lastrella

November 29, 2010

CSUN student Jesse Corti is about to release his debut CD after four years of hard work. Music has been the fuel and outlet for this communication major’s journey. “It is one of my proudest moments,” Corti said. “This is as close as I can get to delivering my own baby because all the songs are mine.” Coming from a family full of characters, especially...

Hellogoodbye’s upbeat pop album “Would it Kill You?” is just the right amount of sweet

Antoine Abou-Diwan

November 3, 2010

Music reviews are curious things. First, some PR flack at a record label contacts the editor of a publication with a nauseatingly saccharine pitch about the wonderful band he or she is promoting. The editor then requests a CD—or, in the case of Hellogoodbye, a link to a music stream—and when it...

The Walkmen play old hits and new songs off of “Lisbon,” their just released album

Morgan Marx

September 20, 2010

The sound of an East Coast winter blew into Los Angeles nightclub The Music Box as the band The Walkmen arrived to support their new critically-acclaimed album, “Lisbon.” The New York–based indie rock outfit played a 90-minute set before a near-capacity crowd. Over the course of a 14-song set...

Infantree releases album, culminating a year’s work in one night

Aimee Lastrella

September 20, 2010

The band “Infantree” celebrated the release of their new CD entitled “Would Work” Tuesday at Los Angeles nightclub The Mint. It took a year of recording at the legendary Sunset Studios in Hollywood to complete the album. Infantree’s sound is confusing, yet infectious. The band said the in...

Singer-songwriter provides an easy listening album

Braulio Campos

October 29, 2009

Canadian singer-songwriter Lights’ debut album, “The Listening,” brings her hit singles “Drive My Soul” and “February Air”, along with her other quirky synthpop songs to our ears. I don’t really care for the genre, because I tend to think that singer-songwriter albums are something...

Weezer tests new waters, remains with what works in new album

Susannah Reynolds

June 6, 2008

Weezer's new self-titled album, which was released last Tuesday, is a mix of rock, slow melodies, or a mixture of the two. The song, "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived," showcases a variety of styles, a bit like hip-hop at first, with sirens blaring in the background and later transitions to a guitar ...

New country music album not much of a jewel at all


June 6, 2008

Jewel has been captivating music lovers for years with her unique voice and contemporary folk style songs, as demonstrated in her 1995 debut album, "Pieces Of You" (Atlantic/Wea), which went platinum 11 times. Smash hits such as "You Were Meant For Me" and "Foolish Games" left fans wanting more of t...

New British ‘Elbow’ album wins with tried and true musical formula

Anthony Graham

May 6, 2008

The English band from Manchester, Elbow, has released their fourth album, and like the ones that came before, "The Seldom Seen Kid" is likely to receive plenty of critical acclaim. The special thing about Elbow's new album is that it is the first of theirs that they recorded and mixed without any outsi...

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