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1 03, 2015

Reimagining Dragons with Smoke and Mirrors

By |March 1st, 2015|Categories: Album Review, Music, Music, Recommendations|Tags: , , , , , |

For those who know me, this first review might come as a bit of a surprise. Do not be alarmed; I did it willingly. As mentioned previously, I will be alternating between American mainstream, international, and local acts. When it comes to American mainstream, it’s hard to find a band that is larger than Imagine Dragons. Their debut studio album, Night Visions, saw incredible success at 1.4 million albums sold. If you haven’t heard the single “Radioactive,” there’s a great chance you either live [...]

6 02, 2015

Jamie Cullum’s Interlude is a Jazz History Lesson

By |February 6th, 2015|Categories: Album Review, Music, Music, Recommendations|Tags: , , , |

When I first heard about Jamie Cullum's new album Interlude, I only knew its title and knew nothing about its content. That said -- the first listen felt a bit odd. The arrangements didn't sound like the Jamie Cullum I loved from his previous albums. Sure, Jamie's confident vocals made it seem musically perfect and well produced, but something still felt strange. I wasn't disappointed, just perplexed. I began looking at the record sleeves for more information (yes I bought the vinyl). As it turn [...]