Category Archives: Matt’s Reviews

Top 50 Albums of 2013: Matt’s List

Oh, oh, listen to the music Oh, oh, listen to the music Oh, oh, listen to the music All the time – The Doobie Brothers, 1972 Did you listen to the music this year? DID YOU? If not, you should … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: Iron & Wine – Ghost on Ghost

The Ghost of a Good Thing By Matt Sam Beam’s latest Iron & Wine production is different, but it’s still money. Ghost on Ghost exhibits a strong stylistic shift towards New Orleans-y jazz and reminds me a bit of Feist’s … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: Dawes – “Stories Don’t End”

This Is an Album by the Band Dawes By Matt There’s an episode of This American Life that investigates the idea of “imitation calamari,” a less-than-savory alternative to the popular fried squid appetizer that’s purportedly being passed off as the real thing … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: IO Echo – “Ministry of Love”

Freshman Orientation By Matt IO Echo’s debut album, Ministry of Love, is good. But it’s not very good. It’s a frustrating listen, because it reaches some exhilarating highs but draws up a sort of middling compromise between shoegaze and dark alt-pop in between. … Continue reading

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REC CENTER: Matt’s Picks for 4/12/13

It is a day for summery music, and also for unadulterated fun. These songs come with a money back guarantee.

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REVIEWED: The Story So Far – “What You Don’t See”

Hard Core Parkour! By Matt There’s been a swell in productive output from the “pop-punk-meets-melodic-hardcore” genre in recent years. Bands range from the more pop-punk (Fireworks, Transit) to the more hardcore (Set Your Goals, Title Fight, Such Gold). 2013 is shaping up to … Continue reading

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Matt’s SXSW Recap: Part 2

Continued from Part 1 SXSW has now been over for about a hundred months, and this is now completely irrelevant. But it’s also cathartic, so bear with me? Thursday Since Thursday was the first day I didn’t have to volunteer, … Continue reading

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