BY KENDALL RUSS
Modern Vampires of the City It excels precisely because of Vampire Weekend’s ability to apply its weightless touch to a bleak theme and come across not as pretentious or ironic, but as authentic and deeply moving.
BY JOHN LYNCH
Though his genre of music is not inherently thrilling live, and though he and his band missed the mark on a few tracks in Detroit, James Blake has incredible talent, and his live performance is certainly one worth seeing.
BY ERIKA HARWOOD
Thanks to this impossible-to-predict performance, the hype for Phoenix’s fifth album, Bankrupt!, had reached its peak.
BY SHAMIK GANGULY
Researching or thinking too hard about Reincarnated will only disappoint, so reserve this album for your “Summer Jams” playlist and give it no further attention.
BY GREGORY HICKS
While “Scream & Shout” is proportionately fun, bizarre and contemporary, each track on this fourth studio album falls short of the entertaining lead single.
BY BRIANNE JOHNSON
One week after Fall Out Boy’s new LP streamed online and set the Web ablaze, the fire refuses to fade as Save Rock and Roll, released Tuesday, burns in a searing ode to punk rock resurrection.
BY KATIE STEEN
The majority of Floating Coffin consists of Thee Oh Sees sounding pissed off about one thing or another, and it doesn’t divert much from their past work beyond the fact that it’s a little more angsty.
He's made guitars for Eric Clapton, Sonic Youth, the Byrds and Jerry Garcia, hung out with Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Iggy Pop and Jimi Hendrix and lived near the center of Ann Arbor's once-blossoming countercultural music scene. He's also one of the country's best instrument maker and he lives right around the corner.
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