Newest Deerhunter Album Review

Let’s talk about the state of rock music in 2019. Is it dead? Is it gone? Is it in need of being renewed? The truth is that rock music’s lease in current mainstream culture has long-expired and the powers that be, have given up on trying to market angst and loud guitars to the masses. Enter Deerhunter. The Mind Bradford Cox, as standoffish as he’s ever been, is not your typical rock star. He has made a career out of borrowing from the Underground Music Icon’s playlist, from glamorous photoshoots for his solo record “Parallax” as Atlas Sound to his alleged beef with Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins (something he has in common with Stephen Malkmus from Pavement). Deerhunter’s...

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Rosalía – “El Mal Querer” Album Review

Sometimes there’s a reason why the unexpected ends up being the best, and there’s definitely reason to think that with spanish singer Rosalia’s second LP “El Mal Querer”, which is more a statement of promise and confidence than anything else. Co-produced by the ever-so-underrated spanish producer and singer-songwriter Pablo Diaz-Reixa, better known as El Guincho, “El Mal Querer” sounds like the beginning of a prosperous career. Where Did It Start? Rosalia’s first LP, “Los Angeles” obtained minor success and did not immediately give people any clue of the big change that was to come except for maybe her cover of Bonnie “Prince” Billy cult classic song “I See a Darkness”, which resembles his own version featuring North Carolina-based Angel Olsen...

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Innovation and Change: 2019 Coming Releases

Musically speaking, 2018 was the year of the industry taking a long, hard look at itself and asking, “what now?” Excellent releases notwithstanding, the year felt filled with miscellaneous albums that did not share a common trend nor a common goal, but instead had every artist trying to put on different dresses and seeing what would be the best direction to move forward and start the next generation of innovation, from Mitski’s wildly varied “Be the Cowboy” to Kacey Musgraves’ country standard-breaking “Golden Hour”. It is only appropriate then that 2019 follows suit and gives us a new sound, a new era of music to be excited for, away from the ever-tired poptimist adage of “rock is dead”. Due to...

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