BY ERIKA HARWOOD
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BY YARDAIN AMRON
In three words, Morning Phase is soft, slow and somber. Instrumentation is bare bones: acoustic guitar and Beck’s voice acting as foundation, and strings, light pianos and harmonies providing the character.
BY JOSHUA FRAZIER
Schoolboy Q draws on his own life experiences to weave together a vivid tapestry of street life, with tales of drug dealing and human temptation.
BY JOSH FRAZIER
There is no better music for a lazy day spent watching old movies or driving around town, and Curren$y’s latest release shows that he hasn’t lost a step in the booth, and will continue to be effortlessly cool behind the mic.
BY GREGORY HICKS
The 2013 Oscars cast a mighty gloom on awards night with Adele and Paul Epworth’s award-winning “Skyfall,” but no such song compares to 2014’s cheery round of nominees for Best Original Song. Here’s the musical breakdown, in all of its peace, pleasure and passionate liberation.
BY ADAM THEISEN
Legendarily prolific, Motivational Jumpsuit marks the band’s 20th record and, startlingly, their fifth since reuniting only two years ago.
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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