Monthly Archives: March 2013

Phosphorescent Review: Muchacho

Phosphorescent Muchacho Athens, Georgia native Matthew Houck has made a sneaky good music catalog over the last ten years as Phosphorescent. Houck has made six scrappy folk rock albums that has largely gone unnoticed but with his latest Muchacho, not only does he have an album with an awesome title but he may finally be set up for a bit of a breakout with his most cohesive and accessible album yet.

Top Ten Thursday: Best Solo Careers

After dropping our Review Royale of the new Justin Timberlake album this week, we thought it would be a good idea to tackle artists that have gone solo for our list this week.  We already broke down the best albums released by an artist after going solo in honor of Jack White releasing his first solo record.  So we thought, “Why not just look at solo artists career as a whole, after leaving their band/group.”  Easy enough to find plenty

The Strokes Review: Comedown Machine

The Strokes Comedown Machine Somewhere in the flood of good music that came about as a result of The Strokes’ post-punk garage-rock revival, people began to forget about The Strokes themselves. In 2001 they were a breath of fresh air to the music world as they released us from the chains of 90′s boys bands and wuss-rock like the Gin Blossoms. They brought back new wave, fuzz, and not giving a shit all in one fell swoop. Now when they

Justin Timberlake Review Royale: The 20/20 Experience

Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience Austin’s Thoughts: Going into my first listen of The 20/20 Experience my expectations were high, but also slightly tempered.  Justin Timberlake hasn’t released an album in seven years, instead choosing to focus on his acting career.  Maybe after stinkers like In Time, Yogi Bear (assuming), and Trouble With The Curve (again assuming), JT thought it would be prudent to turn his focus back to music.  He could not have been more right.  With R&B coming

How Music Works Review

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David Byrne How Music Works The great Talking Heads front man David Byrne wrote the generically titled How Music Works late last year, but the book is anything but generic. Byrne has never released a auto-biography about himself or the band, but he coyly uses this book and the various subjects in the book to essentially give huge glimpses of his personal story. The title makes it sound like it may describe how music works from a physiological or neurological

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