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Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ finds beauty beneath rejection

Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ finds beauty beneath rejection

September 10
Filed under ARTS, Editor's Picks

There’s something compelling about an international rock star being infatuated with a crush. The sting of rejection and longing manifests itself on the Arctic Monkeys’ fifth studio album, “AM.” With influences ranging from Outkast to Black Sabbath, “AM” delivers some of the ban...

Postelles release sophomore album

Postelles release sophomore album

May 1
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New York locals the Postelles are back to make the ’80s cool again with their sopho- more album, ”And It Shook Me.” The record features 12 tracks that reinvigorate ’80s pop-rock style with modern melodies and bright guitar riffs for a refreshing yet vintage rock and roll sound. The band’s ep...

FRINGE: Androgyny a stronger flavor in styles

FRINGE: Androgyny a stronger flavor in styles

April 18
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From Yves Saint Laurent’s le smoking jacket to Prada’s platform brogues, menswear has been a rising trend in women’s fashion for years. However, the past few seasons have taken it to the next level, with full-on androgyny making a strong impression in both men’s and women’s fashion. The term andro...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs buzz back with ‘Mosquito’

Yeah Yeah Yeahs buzz back with ‘Mosquito’

April 16
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  In the four years since the release of the Grammy-nominated “It’s Blitz!,” the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have kept a relatively low profile. The pressure to follow up such a commercial and critical success would have driven a lesser band to the brink of insanity, but these guys are hardly amateur...

Jake Bugg makes impressive debut with self-titled album

Jake Bugg makes impressive debut with self-titled album

April 10
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Having already garnered praise in his native United Kingdom, 19-year-old Jake Bugg is ready to take on the States with the release of his eponymously titled debut album. The record features 14 tracks, ranging from bluesy rock ‘n’ roll to acoustic folk, and indicates that the young artist is w...

Wavves repeats same set of music on ‘Afraid of Heights’

Wavves repeats same set of music on ‘Afraid of Heights’

March 28
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It’s clear just from the title of surf-rock/pop punk group Wavves’ fourth album “Afraid of Heights” that the band has recently been through some tough times. Fortunately, it appears they have emerged no worse for the wear — the album features 14 tracks about the inner turmoil that we all...

Strokes explore new musical horizons on ‘Machine’

Strokes explore new musical horizons on ‘Machine’

March 26
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  It would be easy to criticize The Strokes for not sticking to the ga- rage rock sound they pioneered in the early 2000s, but that criticism only sticks if one assumes they haven’t been getting any better. The band’s fifth studio album, “Comedown Machine,” proves that idea wron...

Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino

March 14
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body {background-image:url("http://nyunews.com/wp-content/uploads/gambino.png"); background-repeat:no-repeat; background-position: 10% 50%; } Donald Glover is like a human Swiss army knife — he’s known for being multi-talented. But it’s Glover’s skill on the microphone that real...

Conversation with Kate Nash reveals feelings about album, feminism

Conversation with Kate Nash reveals feelings about album, feminism

March 12
Filed under ARTS

Socially conscious musicians with mainstream appeal are difficult to find in today’s music scene. Politics and music rarely mesh in the studio, let alone on the pop charts. Yet English singer-songwriter Kate Nash is the exception to the rule. Her latest album, “Girl Talk,” is a foray ...

Kate Nash’s most recent album takes grittier direction

Kate Nash’s most recent album takes grittier direction

March 5
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British singer-songwriter Kate Nash is whatever she wants —everything a girl should be. In her third album, “Girl Talk,” the BRIT award-winning musician presents 15 tracks ranging from punchy to pensive and demonstrates an audible shift in her sound toward a grittier feel. After the succ...

Student duo studies by day, DJ’s by night

Student duo studies by day, DJ’s by night

February 12
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While NYU’s music scene is more typically associated with the indie rock genre, there’s a plethora of students whose tastes are more diverse. Students Nick Kohler and Alex Blanton are a perfect example of just that. By day, the two sophomores attend class – Kohler in Steinhardt and Blanton in ...

Jim James’ debut album highlights his philosophy

Jim James’ debut album highlights his philosophy

February 6
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With his debut solo album “Regions of Light and Sound of God,” Jim James has apparently taken a page out of Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” and done his best to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life. While “Regions” is certainly a departure from his previous work, the My Morning...

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