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Suicide’s Pioneering Proto-Electronica

Suicide’s Pioneering Proto-Electronica

November 7, 2018

Suicide, an early electronic duo composed of singer Alan Vega and instrumentalist Martin Rev, refused to fall victim to this dulling effect.

Walking with Scott: Scott 4 Review

Walking with Scott: Scott 4 Review

October 24, 2018

By Adam Payne-Reichert Like everyone, I am trying to get better on a daily basis. Sometimes I succeed and others times, well, we don’t like to talk about those times. I get frustrated at myself for se...

Five Albums You May and Shouldn’t Have Missed

Five Albums You May and Shouldn’t Have Missed

September 26, 2018

By Adam Payne-Reichert To people, geezers and youngsters alike, who insist that music listeners living in the ‘60s, 70s or 80s “really had it best” – let’s get real. It cannot be denied that t...

The Examined Life: Sun Kil Moon’s Benji

The Examined Life: Sun Kil Moon’s Benji

September 12, 2018

By Adam Payne-Reichert When we were younger, many of us had an older relative, neighbor or some other figure whom we saw as almost immeasurably wise. We were grateful whenever these people would sit us down and tell stories about their youth, infusing each tale with valuable life lessons. Yet for some of us, our older, more discerning perception has not been ...

Five Albums Worth a Little Extra Effort

Five Albums Worth a Little Extra Effort

April 25, 2018

By Adam Payne-Reichert When Spotify first came out, I saw it as a godsend. I could stream almost any music I wanted on demand, download music to my phone for later use, easily create and share playli...

Astral Weeks and Live Melodies

Astral Weeks and Live Melodies

April 11, 2018

By Adam Payne-Reichert There’s something uniquely enjoyable about seeing live music. People might argue as to where this special quality originates, be it from superior sound quality or highly stimul...

The Pain and Sonic Intricacies of Unknown Pleasures

The Pain and Sonic Intricacies of Unknown Pleasures

March 14, 2018

By Adam Payne-Reichert As an admitted music snob and an alleged hipster, there are certain things I avoid doing to ensure that I don’t advertise those tendencies too flamboyantly. There is no deny...

Death Grip Experiments

Death Grip Experiments

February 14, 2018

By Adam Payne-Reichert Even as a college student, there’s still something attractive about listening to music that you know your parents would hate. It gives you a sense of independence, sugge...

The Rap Character and Characters of Medvillainy

The Rap Character and Characters of Medvillainy

January 31, 2018

by Adam Payne-Reichert In many ways, much of popular rap these days can feel as if it’s lacking character. Much of the lyrical content contained in chart-topping hits often seems tired and uninsp...

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