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Ben’s 10 Volume LXXXI: The Royalty of Rock

We all know that Elvis Presley was the king of rock, and Michael Jackson was the self-proclaimed king of pop, but what about the other nobility in popular music? The following artists have not received the royal titles they deserve. . .until now. Keith Richards – The King of the Fountain Youth He may not look it physically, but I …

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Bob Dylan – Christmas in the Heart

The most incredible comedic holiday album of all time is without a doubt Bob Dylan’s Christmas in the Heart. Unfortunately, I don’t think Dylan’s intention was for this to be funny, but it is so bizarre and unlistenable, you’ll quickly find yourself laughing in a maniacal manner. Christmas in the Heart is a collection of overly-orchestrated cheese-dick holiday classics sung by …

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The Odyssey Cult “Volumes 1 and 2”

The Odyssey Cult Volumes 1 and 2 Ben Allen, music editor Devotion to a cult based on sprawling, ambient, feedback-laden guitar improvisation is no easy task. For the uninitiated, The Odyssey Cult is the brainchild of Ethan Miller, a musician known for embracing classic rock sensibilities and down and dirty garage music. On this release, we find Miller with only …

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Album Review: Samantha Gilweit “Single.Mother.Fucker.”

Samantha Gilweit Single.Mother.Fucker. M.Bunny, contributor Samantha Gilweit’s crisp, clear and captivating vocals immediately entrance the listener, captivating them instantly for this thoroughly enjoyable production. Samantha’s voice just sounds sooo right, like you’re listening to an awesomely hilarious audio book with great backing tracks to boot. Upon first listen, I was drawn to the words and her wonderful voice. On a …

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Album Review: Lyndol Descant “Reach Up”

Lyndol Descant Reach Up Sam Greenspan, contributor On her self-produced second album, the sublimely talented Lyndol Descant gives us a recording that is melodic and sweet listening for anyone’s ears. I should clarify, that last descriptor could easily be misconstrued as a milquetoast synapses, as if it could just as easily be background music – quite the opposite. Imagine a …

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Jacuzzi Boys – Ping Pong

Adam Jacobs, contributor Who knew Florida had hipsters? Anyway, the Jacuzzi Boys, a rock trio from Miami proves just that. Jacuzzi Boys latest release Ping Pong isn’t going to blow your mind with musical innovations but it will leave you with a smile. Their sound reminds me of a softer Descendents, or less nerdy Weezer. Unlike Weezer, I actually wanna party …

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La Sera – Queens

Spencer DeVine, contributor I’ll be honest, at first I wasn’t 100% sure about this album.I have come around more to it after a couple goes of it but that might just be this Strawberry Kush doing it’s job. The music itself is catchy and pleasant, the groove definitely makes me tap my toes but I feel like personally there’s a disconnect …

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Of Montreal – Innocence Reaches

Samantha Gilweit, contributor Of Montreal’s latest, Innocence Reaches, is definitely not a complete pile of shit. Frontman Kevin Barnes’ strengths are full force in this album – titillating synths, dance floor worthy rhythms, and clever lyrics displaying a whimsical psychosis. Many who’ve written about Of Montreal immediately pinpoint the influences of two avant-garde, pop idols: Prince and Bowie. But 2016’s …

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Merso – Red World

Sam Wingspan, contributor On, Red World, by the Seattle based Merso, you are served an album that revels in multitude. At the same time you’re hearing an eight track thundering opus that anybody could dance to, while concurrently, should you feel the urge, head banging would be an absolutely acceptable move; the seemingly effortless tango between rhythm and intensity marrying delightfully.While …

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