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Inc.’s ‘No World’ album flourishes with passionate melodies

Inc.’s ‘No World’ album flourishes with passionate melodies

February 20
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In recent years, changes to R&B have opened doors to those willing to experiment with the genre. Talented artists like Frank Ocean, How To Dress Well and The Weeknd have all played a role in re-creating melodies that embody the genre’s rhythmic origins, while still implementing new elements... Read more »

Unknown Mortal Orchestra album lacks style, variety

Unknown Mortal Orchestra album lacks style, variety

February 5
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra first set themselves apart from other indie bands two years ago with a soft, psychedelic-pop foundation layered with elements of alternative, garage rock and lo-fi. Frontman Ruban Nielson provided a sample from his psychedelic lo-fi project titled “Ffunny Ffrends,” which... Read more »

Flying Lotus plays it too safe with new album

Flying Lotus plays it too safe with new album

October 3
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In a Complex Magazine interview regarding his upcoming album “Until the Quiet Comes,” experimental music producer Steven Ellison — better known by his stage name Flying Lotus — cited meditation and mystical states as his primary inspirations. These inspirations have enabled the Los Angeles native... Read more »

Animal Collective explores new styles in latest album

September 6
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Arriving three years after the release of the band’s last album, Animal Collective’s latest release, “Centipede Hz,” is likely to leave long-standing fans impressed by its effort to create a distinct sound. However, fans more familiar with their recent work might not welcome the new direction,... Read more »

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