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MGMT: Trippy kings release third perfectly bizarre album

If I met the members of MGMT personally, I would first spit in their faces. Then I would thank them for making such weird music. I suppose I should be more grateful — MGMT is such a massive improvement as an album over 2010’s aimless and depressing Congratulations, which, despite some excellent tunes, was weighed down by terrible […]

REVIEW: What Dreams May Come Tour (J. Cole with Wale, and opening acts Bas & Vic Mensa)

As someone who was often referred to as the future of rap music and the second coming of Nas, J. Cole endures his fair share of flack nowadays. Constantly the butt of jokes on blogs and in social media, the man born Jermaine Cole is often buried in the criticism of others who call his […]

Rising rap artist grows from Boston roots

Life is eventful and constantly evolving for 20-year-old rapper and recording artist Cam Meekins, and with fall upon us and winter approaching, he’s feeling particularly creative. “During the summer, there are so many distractions, but during the fall, I feel so focused,” Meekins said. “I’m ready to work on anything, always. I love the energy.” […]

Production duo ODESZA releases second addictive EP

Although West Coast electronic group ODESZA’s new five-track EP My Friends Never Die is just shy of 16 minutes in length, the album itself is anything but minimal. ODESZA, the Seattle-based production duo of Harrison Mills (Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (BeachesBeaches) self-released their EP on Tuesday, less than one month after dropping the title track “My Friends Never […]

Franz Ferdinand takes ‘right action’ with new album

Fans of Franz Ferdinand probably expected something different from the band’s new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. While 2005’s You Could Have It So Much Better was not exactly a step in the right direction — with drawn-out depressing attempts at ballads sharply contrasting the band’s eponymous 2004 debut — good old Franz showed us what […]