M83: Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

M83’s Anthony Gonzalez has openly admitted his obsession with 1980’s synth-pop. If he were a new wave fanboy, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming would be his loving tribute. And although it’s labeled as a two-disc set, the album clocks in at a relatively short 73 minutes and plays nicely in one[Read More…]

Funny against all odds

collider.com   Imagine how difficult it must be to hear your doctor say you have cancer. Now imagine how you’d feel if you asked the perfunctory question, “I’ll be okay though … right?” only to get an evasive mumble in return. That’s the story of Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a[Read More…]

J. Cole: Cole World: The Sideline Story

  Praise has been showered upon J. Cole, the youngest and most promising signee to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation record label, for exceptional lyrical skills that have drawn comparisons to rap legend Nas. As a debut, The Sideline Story seeks to tell the tale of how J. Cole, who grew up[Read More…]

Jay-Z and Kanye West: Watch the Throne

Released exclusively online on Aug. 8, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne embraces a growing trend in the music industry that prioritizes digital music over the aging CD. With this release comes an album that, according to the duo, will bring commercial and critical legitimacy to another game-changing movement[Read More…]

Planet of the Apes

thegate.ca Director Rupert Wyatt rebuilt the Planet of the Apes series entirely from scratch, making the original series and a one-off Mark Wahlberg remake entirely non-canon. The first movie in a planned reboot series, Rise of the Planet of the Apes introduces the ape Caesar, whose heightened cognition is the[Read More…]

Wiz Khalifa: Rolling Papers

Since receiving unanimous acclaim for his Kush & Orange Juice mixtape in 2009, Wiz Khalifa has quickly gone from underground notoriety to mainstream recognition. This first major label album (though officially his third overall) marks his grand entrance to the growing Top 40 pop/hip-hop genre. His breakout hit, “Black and[Read More…]

An alien take on the stoner comedy

heyuguys.co.uk Set primarily in the Western United States, Paul is the fish-out-of-water story of Graeme (Simon Pegg) and Clive (Nick Frost), two nerdy British vacationers who embark on a road trip across the West. When they pull over in their RV on a long stretch of desert highway, they come[Read More…]

Lupe Fiasco: Lasers

Controversy broke out after Lupe Fiasco admitted via Twitter that he is experiencing creative differences with his record label, who asked him privately not to “rap too deep” on his latest album. Lupe may have taken this advice to heart, or he might be preparing himself for a disappointing release.[Read More…]

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