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Top 25 Albums of 2013 – Kevin’s Picks

Posted  February 23, 2014  by  Kevin

                                                   

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Wes’s Top 30 Albums of 2013

Posted  January 31, 2014  by  Wesley Warren

Now that the dust has settled on those failed diets, unused gym memberships, and your abandoned shit novel idea, we can finally reminisce with a clear head and nostalgic heart on the year of music that was 2013. For the first time since I’ve been doing this, I couldn’t carve out a definitive top 10, […]

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Top 26-60 Albums of 2013 – Kevin’s Picks

Posted  January 25, 2014  by  Kevin

                                                                     

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Chris’s Choicest of Morcels: 2013 Style

Posted  January 10, 2014  by  Chris

(If you are interested, I posted my Top Songs HERE) Oh, did you wanna see my favorite albums? Well, ok then. 2013 was one for the books. The last time I was this excited about a year of music was probably 2007. For awhile there I was wondering if I’d ever be as excited again. […]

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and the Asian Pop Craze

Posted  August 30, 2013  by  Chris

Asians…amirite? Some of you may or may not know of my inherent connection to the land of the rising sun. A brief history: As a military brat, I had the opportunity to live in Japan for three years in the early 90’s (where I in fact met the gal that would later become my wife). […]

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Charles Bradley – Victim Of Love

Posted  July 31, 2013  by  Kevin

August 28th marks the date when none other than Sir Charles Bradley hits the State Room here in SLC.  Backed by Daptone’s own Menahan Street Band, this is gonna be one of the premier shows of the year.  Back in 2011, director Poull Brien released the independent film documenting Charles’ rise to fame in titled:  Charles […]

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Five Overrated Albums of 2013

Posted  July 18, 2013  by  Chris

In other words, “Five Reasons Why You May Hate Me After Reading This.” (The opinions shared in this rant are not representative of The Radio Cure as a whole etc, etc…) First of all, let’s lay it out there, shall we? 2013 has been a remarkable year for good tunes so far. One of the […]

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Sigur Rós – Kveikur

Posted  June 19, 2013  by  Chris

Last year’s Valtari was a beautiful, drifting, and maybe slightly uneventful album by Sigur Ros standards. It’s not that it wasn’t enjoyable (it just barely missed my top ten), but it didn’t possess the grandeur that every release leading up to it tended to showcase. Even by Sigur Ros side project standards – namely Jonsi’s […]

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Album Review | Daft Punk : Random Access Memories

Posted  May 21, 2013  by  Chris

On album highlight “Giorgio by Moroder,” electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder narrates a brief history of his career. About midway through the song, just before a luscious string interlude, the legend says, “Once you free your mind about the concept of harmony and of music being ‘correct,’ you can do whatever you want.” It’s a […]

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Album Review | James Blake: Overgrown

Posted  April 29, 2013  by  Kevin

As one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year for me, Overgrown has been on pretty constant rotation since it dropped 3 weeks ago.  I keep coming back to it – and it keeps getting better. For many people, James Blake is a bit of a slippery fish.  Too Dubby to be a […]

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M83 – Oblivion Original score

Posted  April 21, 2013  by  Kevin

Last night, Wes and I made it out to a showing of Oblivion. If the multiple posts on the Facebook page weren’t evidence enough of my excitement of this movie, let me just say that I’m a huge M83 fan and was highly anticipating hearing this score integrated into the visuals of the movie.  Anthony […]

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The Knife Are (FINALLY) Back

Posted  April 5, 2013  by  Chris

Back in 2009 or so, I was craving me another album from The Knife. It had been three years since they suddenly blew my mind and then disappeared almost as suddenly. I wanted a new one so bad, I decided to make my own in hopes of it maybe coming true one day. So, in […]

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New Radiohead album out this year?!?

Posted  April 1, 2013  by  Chris

Despite just releasing AMOK to the delight of fans everywhere, it looks like Thom and Co. are back in the studio much sooner than anyone anticipated! The idea of getting this much goodness in one year is starting to be way too much for my little soul to handle. Check out the interview snippet below…. […]

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Bibio – À tout à l’heure

Posted  March 29, 2013  by  Chris

If you haven’t heard Bibio, now’s a good time to join the party. Bibio is the alias of singer/songwriter/DJ/producer extraordinaire Stephen Wilkinson. It’s a brilliantly wide range of melodic acoustic guitar noodling and experimental electro-pop that always has a light breeze about it. Imagine what Nick Drake might sound like with a healthy dose of […]

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Let’s Talk About The Strokes…

Posted  March 25, 2013  by  Chris

Remember when The Strokes were the ultimate cool? Remember when they basically personified the very essence of “hip?” Leather jackets, Converse kicks, smoldering cigs…they looked like they hadn’t slept in years because they were just way too busy being ultra legit sumbitches. And, oh yeah, there were those first couple virtually flawless albums of stripped […]

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Neil Young – Natural Beauty (Portland, Oregon 1992)

As recorded for Young’s 21st album, “Harvest Moon” and a sequel to his 4th album “Harvest”.  This is a 10+ minute masterpiece.  One of my favorites of his.
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