Album Review

November 28, 2016 - 3:54pm
Even Lady Gaga’s most loyal fans haven’t met Joanne.

Named after her late aunt, Lady Gaga used her middle name as the namesake for her fifth album, which unlike past albums, challenges her voice to the edge of its diversity and skill. Released late October, Joanne successfully treads across genres in a journey of self-reflection and illustration.

Her early work is mostly pop with a few ballads, eventually expanding to R&B, disco and other genres that are equally as outlying.

September 6, 2012 - 8:40pm
Review: Despite some lengthy tracks, the band's latest release is worth your time.

There’s a cinematic quality woven throughout The Seer, Swans’ newest album. Over the course of its 119 minutes, you can feel the solipsistic stoicism of Kubrick, the industrial dystopia of Lang, the ephemeral spirituality of Malick, the grueling suspense of Leone.

September 26, 2011 - 11:02am
Middle-age dudes defy everything, time included.

The first four-and-a-half minutes of The Whole Love are terrifying.

It’s not a Linda Blair spewing vomit sort of situation but more a my-dad-might-dig-this brand of horror. Images of Darius Rucker populate the mind as the opening track “Art of Almost” drags on. Then, Nels Cline steps on the overdrive and complacency becomes alacrity.