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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: ANGELUS APATRIDA: HIDDEN EVOLUTION

Angelus Apatrida is a thrash metal band hailing from Albacete, Spain. It was formed in 2000 as more of a straightforward heavy metal band leaning in the power metal direction, but they gradually shifted gears and ventured into thrash territory. And boy are they good at it! It’s no secret that thrash is...
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FEATURE REVIEW: Björk: Vulnicura

Much has already been said about Björk’s new album, Vulnicura. For example, the first half of the title seems to be from the Latin word “vulnific,” meaning to cause injury. The second half seems to be from the Middle English word “cura,” meaning to care or cure. And, no, I’m not extremely smart...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: EMMY THE GREAT: S

It’s been a few years since Emmy The Great — born Emma-Lee Moss — released her last album, Virtue in 2011, but you can hardly blame her when she’s so busy doing things like mentoring for the Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music (Strummerville), writing for The Guardian and Noisey, and re-enacting the...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: NEON HITCH: FREEDOM


"We are broken, but we're fucking beautiful," sings Neon Hitch on her hot new single "Freedom." It sounds like something Katy Perry would sing -- she dropped the F bomb multiple times during "Circle The Drain" on Teenage Dream -- but we're just fine with Neon Hitch singing...
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  • G.E.M. - CONCERT REVIEW AND LIVE ALBUM REVIEW
    G.E.M. - CONCERT REVIEW AND LIVE ALBUM REVIEW Release Date:  concert: 3/1/15, live album: 12/10/13 Label:  Forward Music Co. Limited I was lucky enough to catch G.E.M. live in concert on March 1st of this year. Here, I write about the show and the live album X.X.X. Live. GEM: X.X.X. LIVE (3/1/15 CONCERT REVIEW + […]
  • TOMOMI ITANO: COME PARTY!
    TOMOMI ITANO: COME PARTY! Release Date:  12/17/14 Label:  King Records Tomomi Itano's latest single would likely please AKB48 haters, if they could overlook the fact that that's where she got her start. Seriously, this one is far superior to AKB48's music. Sometimes I have a hard time believing that Tomomi Itano got her start in […]
  • SUMIRE UESAKA: 閻魔大王に訊いてごらん (Enma Daio ni Kiite Goran)
    SUMIRE UESAKA: 閻魔大王に訊いてごらん (Enma Daio ni Kiite Goran) Release Date:  12/10/14 Label:  King Records Sumire unleashes anime theme song and it's awesome. Sumire Uesaka's recent single is the theme song for an anime but neither Yes Asia or CD Japan stated the name of the anime in English. So, I translated the product info with […]
  • MYNAME: 2ND MINI ALBUM
    MYNAME: 2ND MINI ALBUM Release Date:  2/16/15 Label:  Loen Entertainment MYNAME have finally released new Korean music after spending a year in Japan. It comes in the form of their 2ND MINI ALBUM, as they've simply called it, and it's proof pudding (as the saying goes) that they're here to stay. Not only that, they're […]
  • G.E.M.: 多遠都要在一起 [Long Distance]
    G.E.M.: 多遠都要在一起 [Long Distance] Release Date:  2/18/15 Label:  Sony Music Entertainment G.E.M.'s gorgeous new single 多遠都要在一起 [Long Distance] reviewed. Video and Spotify links provided. Check it out if you love ballads. G.E.M.'s new single, "多遠都要在一起," is officially translated on its Youtube page as "Long Distance." (See player below.) It's a very emotive and heartfelt ballad […]