Album Review: “Painkillers” – Brian Fallon

I imagine I was a part of a large demographic that went into a frenzied panic when The Gaslight Anthem announced they were breaking up. The thought of losing out on the creative output of Brian Fallon and Co. was almost incomprehensible to us denim adorned, dive bar frequenting, perpetually brokenhearted, rock and rock revivalists. […]

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Grant’s 2015 Music Awards

While I had high expectations for some 2015 releases like the return of Modest Mouse, Jason Isbell’s follow-up to Southeastern, and the last Death Cab for Cutie album to feature Chris Walla, it was instead the year of the female singer-songwriter.

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HST 2014 in Review: Music

This year in music seems defined not by the return of highly anticipated musicians, but instead by the breakout of some lesser-known talents.  Here are my picks for the best music of 2014.

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Album Review: A Great Big World’s ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’

Proving that instrumentation can still chart, Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino (aka A Great Big World) impresses with their long awaited debut album.

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Music Review: Panic! at the Disco’s ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die’

There are many things you could knock Panic! At the a Disco for; one of them is NOT their consistent inconsistencies. Each of their first three albums gave a different style and mood, showing just how diverse Brendon Urie and Co. can be. That may be why Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die […]

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Music Review: Balance and Composure’s ‘The Things We Think We’re Missing’

One of my most anticated albums to come out this month comes from Pennsylvanian rock quintet Balance and Composure. Their sophomore album The Things We Think We’re Missing raises the bands intensity immensely while staying relatively familiar.

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Music Review: Now Voyager’s ‘Tell Tale Hearts’

Two year ago, Belgian mathcore outfit Now Voyager wowed me with their tight musicianship and interesting ideas. Those ideas are turned up a notch on Tell Tale Hearts, a four song EP that doubles as a metal wake up call.

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Music Review: Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Doris’

Odd Future wunderkind Earl Sweatshirt’s debut full length Doris is what Earl fans have been clamoring for, and can even find its way to multiple best of lists by the end of the year.

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Music Review: Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’

Of all the rap albums that came out this week, only one album was interesting enough to talk about. And with Yeezus, I really do mean interesting.

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Music Review: 3OH!3’s ‘Omens’

It’s been a while since we heard from the bros of Boulder came out with an album. But in the time since their latest effort came out, music has since brushed aside theier fun party raps. That makes their latest effort, Omens, stray from being original and conforms to become generic.

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