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Music Review: The 1975

By Spenser Webb, Entertainment Writer 

British alternative rock band The 1975 recently released their second full length album, “I Like It When You Sleep, for You’re So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It”, (from here on referred to as ILIWYS). The seventeen-track album is packed with content and is The 1975’s follow up to their well-received self-titled album released in 2013.

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Music Review: Yoko Ono

By Spenser Webb, Entertainment Writer 

Yoko Ono (yes, that Yoko Ono) recently released a new compilation album entitled “Yes, I’m a Witch Too”. The album title is a double play on words, referring to her public image where many scorned Beatles fans refer to Yoko in less than kind terms, at times even as a witch, as well as a play on the word too (two) referring to her 2007 release “Yes, I’m a Witch”. The seventeen track album features Yoko singing on every track with guest artists composing the music. These artists include Death Cab for Cutie, Portugal. The Man, Miike Snow, Yoko’s son Sean Lennon, and thirteen other artists of varying degrees of fame.

Photo Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/10/arts/design/yoko-onos-1971-moma-show-finally-opens.html

Photo Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/10/arts/design/yoko-onos-1971-moma-show-finally-opens.html

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Music Review: Daughter

By Spenser Webb, Entertainment Writer 

                  English indie folk band Daughter recently released their second full length studio album entitled “Not to Disappear”. The ten track album is Daughter’s first follow up to their well-received initial release “If You Leave”. “Not to Disappear” is noticeably different than this first release, however Daughter’s signature somber tone and message remains the same. Songs touch on themes of loss, regret, imperfect love, and other melancholy tones.Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.58.31 PMPhoto Source: http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/album-review-daughter-not-to-disappear/

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Music Review: Jeff Lynne’s ELO

By Spenser Webb, Entertainment Writer 

British rock band Jeff Lynne’s ELO (formerly Electric Light Orchestra, or ELO) recently released their fourteenth studio album “Alone in the Universe”. The album is the band’s first release under their new name. Some may call into question Lynne’s ego after the rebranding, however it should be noted that Lynne is the sole member of ELO still in the band and also wrote and performed almost all of the songs himself. The only other active members on the album are Steve Jay who performs only the shaker, tambourine, and engineers the sound, and Lynne’s daughter, Laura, on backing vocals.

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Music Review: Kurt Cobain

By Spenser Webb, Entertainment Writer 

More than twenty-one years after the death of American rock icon Kurt Cobain, a collection of recordings and demos recorded by Cobain have been released to the public in a small collection accompanying the documentary “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”. The album, entitled “Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings”, comes in two versions: a thirteen track standard version and a thirty-one track deluxe edition. The standard version serves as the soundtrack for the documentary and consists of early demos and unreleased recordings while the deluxe edition gives a much more detailed picture of Cobain’s life, featuring less than musical tracks such as some spoken thoughts in addition to the songs of the standard version.

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New Music Review: Petal

By Spenser Webb, Entertainment Writer 

American rock band Petal recently released their first studio album “Shame”. The twelve-track album is Petal’s first full-length release following a short EP “Scout” in 2013. The time between releases is unsurprising and relatively short considering Petal consists of only one permanent member, Kiley Lotz. Despite this independence, when touring Lotz is supported by members of other bands such as Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh of Tigers Jaw, members of “Captain, We’re Sinking,” Halfling, and other acts.

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