‘Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’ | Mogwai

For fans of: Mew, Doves, Pelican Suggested tracks: “George Square Thatcher Death Party,” “San Pedro,” “How to Be a Werewolf” Mogwai has always eschewed the trite verse-chorus-verse conceit for grandiose soundscapes and four minute-plus crescendos that erupt into cathartic rock bliss, all with the sparse use of vocals. That approach is on display on the […]

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‘Close Calls with Brick Walls/Mother of Mankind’ | Andrew W.K

Reemerging from the depths of middle-school playlists with the same unexpected voracity as Ricky Martin, Andrew W.K. recently came out with his long-awaited (or long since forgotten) third album: “Close Calls With Brick Walls/Mother of Mankind.” The album isn’t exactly new material; it was released back in 2006 but for some reason only saw light in Japan and Korea.

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Daisy | Brand New

At the risk of making a terrible band-name pun, Brand New’s latest release, “Daisy,” leads the band in a decidedly new direction. The pop-punk and emo sound that the band became famous for takes a backseat to a new vibe, one that marks a clear evolution from “The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me.” […]

‘No More Stories Are Told…’ | Mew

Album: ‘No More Stories Are Told Today I’m Sorry They Washed Away No More Stories The World Is Grey I’m Tired Let’s Wash Away’ Artist: Mew Rating: 4.5/5 For fans of: Death Cab for Cutie covering The Velvet Underground, Deerhunter Tracks to download: ‘Repeaterbeater,’ ‘Cartoons and Macramé Wounds’ Landing in Mew’s “No More Stories…” initially […]

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‘I Look To You’ | Whitney Houston

On her first album in seven years, Houston makes it clear that she has fought her way back into the musical spotlight, hoping she can win our hearts back, while still accepting that there may be those who doubt her.

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Grammy Preview

This Sunday at 7, the music industry will be rocked by a tag-team vocal performance of colossal proportions in the highly-anticipated duo of Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus! Oh, and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences will be giving out some Grammy awards. While we here at Cadenza are still waiting for the […]