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Was it Worth it: Thor & Thor: The Dark World

One of the best things about great movies is their rewatchability. Being able to experience the same entertainment and emotions you felt (excitement, amusement, intrigue, etc.) when you watched that movie the first time is a treat. That familiarity can provide a sense of comfort, something we all need “in these Uncertain Times.” But, movies […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews

EP Review: Wino Rider

Released August 4th, the three track EP Wino Rider comes from L.A. husband-wife duo Danjasop, an act emerging from a dance music scene that’s been spearheaded by Mad Decent and is influenced by heavy bass. The EP is part one of a two part series, the second part being a project that should be released […]

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Concert Recaps

Concert Recaps: Spring 2014

I never had the chance to talk on all the shows I saw throughout this year so far, so I wanted to make a few comments on those shows before we roll into summer concerts/festivals. Each concert had its own vibe and unique experience, but no doubt some were better than the others. I’ll go through […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews Music

A Top 20 Album: Weezer (The Blue Album) by Weezer

We all know Weezer to some extent. If you’re the superfan, you know deep cuts from each of their eight albums and may have even went on the Weezer Cruise. You’re also a million times more of a Weezer fan than I think I’ll ever be. At the very least, you grew up listening to Top 40 […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews Throwback Thursday

Flashback Friday: Straight Outta Compton Retro Review

I wrote a review for UW-Madison’s student-run magazine EMMIE over a year ago, and I unfortunately had to cut most of it down to fit in with the other retro reviews within the feature. Fortunately for me, I kept the original cut of the review, and I’m finally taking the opportunity to share it with you now. Enjoy […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews

Song by Song Album Review: Oxymoron

California rapper and Black Hippy affiliate ScHoolboy Q has finally released his first major label debut, and I couldn’t be more excited. Below I’ve written my initial gut reactions to each track from the iTunes deluxe version, fragments and all. Apologies in advance. 1. Gangsta – Q is a gangsta.  It’s as simple as that. There’s a lot […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews

Mini Review: Afterhours EP by Majid Jordan

If you’ve ever heard the name Majid Jordan before, you most likely know the name as the featured artist on Drake’s 2013 hit, “Hold On, We’re Going Home”. The rhythmic beat and Drake’s infectious crooning combine for what I thought to be one of the best songs of 2013, so much so that I decided […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews

Mini Album Review: Blurred Lines

I was quite surprised to find that this album was just released in the U.S. on Tuesday. The first and title track off the album has been out since March. This great discrepancy in time led me to take a look at the album and see if there was any hype to be had. Overall, […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews

Song by Song Album Review: Magna Carta Holy Grail

Another delayed review, but in all honesty it took me some time just to listen to this album and even try to get into it. Let’s get right to the songs. 1. Holy Grail –  The first single off the album, appropriately so. Justin’s hook (obligatory trade for “Suit and Tie”, if nothing more) immediately […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews

Song by Song Album Review: Yeezus

Brought to you by popular demand (a.k.a one person put in a request), I present my song-by-song review of Kanye West’s most recent album release, Yeezus. The title rivals the name of his newborn child (North West) in dickiness, but at this point I don’t expect anything less from Kanye. He has channeled his ego […]