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Kevin’s Music Reviews – Crystal Castles

Kevin’s Music Reviews – Crystal Castles

Alice Glass knows how to effing party. In almost all of her photos, she’s seen with a cig disheveled between her fingers, her eye frequently dazed in the middle of her favorite eye shadow – if not hell-bent on putting out a fiery live show, sometimes to the point of literally crawling back on stage […]

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Kevin’s Music Reviews: Yukari’s Perfect!

Kevin’s Music Reviews: Yukari’s Perfect!

Brought to you by a felt teddy bear playing the keyboard. Yukari Takasaki’s up to some shenanigans, involving taking shots of chocolate milk with baby bunnies and firing lasers at interstellar floral paper plates.

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Kevin’s Music Reviews: Top Artists of Last Month

Kevin’s Music Reviews: Top Artists of Last Month

This week I’ll be going over my top ten most-played artists of the past month, according to last.fm., and ranting briefly about why they are where they are on my rank. Summer has officially disbanded as far as education is concerned, but seeing as the past month was august, there’s plenty of end-of-summer jams on […]

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Kevin’s Music Reviews: A Few New Tunes

Kevin’s Music Reviews: A Few New Tunes

Ariana Grande – My Everything As a follow-up to her debut album Yours Truly, Ariana Grande’s latest pop delight package employs her brand of R&B chart-pop to decidedly lukewarm reception from critics. I can’t say I don’t disagree – the sexy and breezy “Love Me Harder” is my standout, but then so much of the […]

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Kevin’s Music Reviews: Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne 2004, PS2

Kevin’s Music Reviews: Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne 2004, PS2

Though far from gaming’s most cherished soundtrack, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne isn’t one that should be ignored. However, that just might be exactly the problem. In a genre reigned by the compositional genius and thematic excellence of masterminds such as Nobuo Uematsu, the soundtrack’s possibly most unfortunate circumstance is that it belongs to a JRPG. […]

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Kevin’s Music Reviews: Sawa – Welcome to Sa-World

Kevin’s Music Reviews: Sawa – Welcome to Sa-World

Sawa isn’t like most Japanese electropop idols. Instead of swimming in cutesy appeal and gaudy theatrics, she likes to go snapping pictures of ghosts in haunted mansions and go golfing with giraffes. She wore a ducky neck pillow on her head in one photo. She’s a little bit more Kyary than she is Perfume, living […]

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Kevin’s Music Reviews: Sonic Coaster Pop – Super Miracle Circuit

Kevin’s Music Reviews: Sonic Coaster Pop – Super Miracle Circuit

Now here’s a love-or-hate album. As if cutesy, energized Japanese electro-pop (ala Perfume and Capsule) wasn’t love-or-hate enough, Super Miracle Circuit is, kind of like that Xzibit meme, something that’s loved or hated in a genre that is itself, well, loved or hated (yo dawg..) All of this amounts to what’s invariably a niche listen, […]

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