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Spring Fever: Best Spring Albums

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For any Midwesterners out there, spring is almost certain to be one of your favorite seasons.  The summer is sweltering hot and humid.  Winter (not this year fortunately) can be cold, wet, and depressing.  Fall is probably my favorite season, because more often than not the past ten years it means I get to watch post-season Cardinals baseball.  But spring means the birds are starting another long season, and the anticipation is at a fever pitch. It was a little

Sigur Rós Show Review

Sigur Rós Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL September 30th, 2013 There are plenty of acts that are great live, but only a few that are transcendent. Sigur Rós is one of the few bands that fit in the latter, being one of the only bands I have seen several people come away from their show crying tears of joy and calling it a religious experience. And for what it’s worth, that’s not that outrageous: the Icelandic post-rock band are arguably the

Top Ten Thursday: Masters Of Originality

With the release of Nine Inch Nail’s new album, as well as the random tracks that artists like M.I.A. and TV On The Radio have been dropping lately, we thought the topic of original artists was a good thing to focus on this week. Artist in particular that unmistakably have their own sound. Vocally, musically, production-wise; upon the first moment you hear it, you know who it is. Something that didn’t exist prior to, and something that even if attempted

Sigur Rós Review: Kveikur

Sigur Rós Kveikur Let the heavens shake and the earth tremble…Sigur Rós has released a new album! And while the Icelandic post-rockers released a much more ambient album just last year in Valtari, and lead man and spirit animal of the band Jón “Jónsi” Þór Birgisson released an album three years ago (the springing Go Do), their latest feels like the first true Sigur Rós album since 2008′s Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust and their finest since the 2005 masterpiece Takk. What makes their latest, Kveikur, such

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