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Album Review: Ty Segall – Emotional Mugger

Emotional Mugger is creative and unorthodox in a way that’s wholly unpredictable and not particularly welcoming. On “The Magazine,” rapid rhythmic clapping comes out of nowhere to overwhelm the melody, which simultaneously collapses into nothing more than record scratching and atonal vocals. The track “W.U.O.T.W.S.” goes from weird distorted murmurs to an acoustic guitar outro… Keep Reading

Deep Cuts: Dark Undertones

Chainsaw  Artist: Ramones Album: Ramones Released: February 4, 1976 This song begins with a chainsaw. Jonny Ramone’s heavily distorted, relentless guitar keeps up that chainsaw sound throughout—power chords, power chords, and more power chords—and Joey Ramone’s doo-wop, ooooh-oh-oh vocals don’t even try to disguise the fact that the song is about a gruesome chainsaw murder,… Keep Reading

Album Review: Bent by Elephants – The Shore

More often than not in The Shore, the lyrics are indeterminable—which is a shame because I’m sure that they would allow for a better understanding of this album. However, this is more than atoned for by Chelsey Walsh’s pleasant, wide-ranging, melancholic vocals.  The sophomore release from this Montreal band is a musical elegy for companionship,… Keep Reading

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