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Ten Great Songs from New Order

| June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
Ten Great Songs from New Order

After the death of lead singer Ian Curtis, post-punk Band Joy Division was doomed. The years of building the band up were crumbling away for Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris. But rather than giving it all, they decided to move on and renamed the band New Order. With Gillian Gilbert joining to complete […]

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Kanye West – ‘Ye’ Album Review

| June 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
Kanye West – ‘Ye’ Album Review

2018 has been something for Kanye West so far. Once again in the heat of controversy for his support of President Donald Trump, he is also producing albums for Pusha T and Teyana Taylor, a collaborative album with Kid Cudi and a new solo album. This is the second part of new albums that involved […]

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Slowdive – ‘Souvlaki’ 25 Years Later

| June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
Slowdive – ‘Souvlaki’ 25 Years Later

The moment “Alison” is played, you are immediately injected with reverbed guitars and the soft, weary male and female vocals of Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell. You feel as if you entered an ambient world of an endless horizon for the imagination. Welcome to the world of Slowdive. Slowdive formed in Reading, England and consisted […]

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Your 2018 Summer Soundtrack

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Your 2018 Summer Soundtrack

They’re coming out for sure Kanye West – “Turbo Grafx 16” (June 1) A title named after a gaming system (and potentially not the final title), the follow-up to 2016’s “The Life of Pablo” is set to be released on June 1 according to West’s Twitter account. The track supposedly will have seven tracks which is […]

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A Year of Impact

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Year of Impact

Jeffrey Kopp Every once in a while, I discover a show that really sits with me in a way unlike any other. I watch a lot of television shows, so it takes a lot to really blow me away, but “The Leftovers” managed to do just that. I decided to binge the three-season HBO series […]

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Arctic Monkeys – “AM” Five Years Later

| April 30, 2018 | 1 Comment
Arctic Monkeys – “AM” Five Years Later

As we get ready to hear the latest Arctic Monkeys album “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino,” let’s take a look back on their previous album. 2013 was a pretty triumphant year for the band, becoming the headline act for Glastonbury and releasing “AM” to critical acclaim, with NME giving the album a 10 out of […]

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Kendrick Lamar and the Unlikely Victory for the Pulitzer Prize

| April 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
Kendrick Lamar and the Unlikely Victory for the Pulitzer Prize

In the most unlikely place, Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 album “DAMN.” This was the first time a Hip-Hop album and the first non-Jazz or Classical album to win in the music category. To be honest, I wasn’t aware about the fact the Pulitzer Prize has a music category; because when […]

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Ten Great Songs from Prince

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Ten Great Songs from Prince

  It’s been two years since the music world lost Prince. An artist who fully believed in creative control over his music, Prince did what he wanted, and his attitude was met with great respect and influenced many other musicians such as André 3000 and Frank Ocean. Rather than mourning his loss, let’s celebrate his […]

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A Night of Imagination at the Philharmonia

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Night of Imagination at the Philharmonia

The Philharmonia concert was held on Wed. April 11. It was a free concert by the Carolinas Orchestral Leadership Academy at UNCC, featuring musicians ages 14 and up. Directed by Sabrina Howard, the half-hour performance featured four tracks that are evocative, imaginative and moving. The opening piece, “Passacaglia,” displays the precision and technique the song […]

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Ten Great Songs from The Smiths

| April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
Ten Great Songs from The Smiths

More than 30 years since their breakup, The Smiths remains one of the most mythical bands in the 1980s. In an era where independent music was on the rise, The Smiths was one of the forerunners of that period. The songwriting partnership between Morrissey and Johnny Marr was considered the Lennon-McCartney of their generation. And […]

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At Wendy’s – “We Beefin?” Mixtape Mini-Review

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
At Wendy’s – “We Beefin?” Mixtape Mini-Review

For the record, I literally did not see this coming. However, I was well aware of Wendy’s Twitter account having a very sassy (but lovely) attitude that cracks me up every time I read it. This is a mixtape that I could not take seriously; the whole time I was just sitting there with a big […]

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The 2018 Spring Dance Concert is in Full Swing

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
The 2018 Spring Dance Concert is in Full Swing

Day three has just passed for the Spring Dance Concert, and the quality remains as pristine as it was for the past two days. The more I attend the events provided by UNC Charlotte’s arts and architecture department, the more I’m amazed by the prospect of talent that is being nurtured here.  It’s even more […]

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Depeche Mode – Songs of Faith and Devotion 25 Years Later

| March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
Depeche Mode – Songs of Faith and Devotion 25 Years Later

Following an album like “Violator” (1990) is daunting task. The album and the World Violation tour saw Depeche Mode become one of the biggest bands in the world. Their transition from synthesized teen-pop from the early 80s to the intense Electronic band at end had been complete. “Violator” was the ultimate culmination of that transition. […]

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10 Great Songs from Echo and the Bunnymen

| March 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
10 Great Songs from Echo and the Bunnymen

With one of the oddest (but coolest) band names, Echo and the Bunnymen was one of the finest bands in the 1980s. Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas brought a sense of quirkiness and melodrama to the brooding world of post-punk. That combination showed the creativity of alternative music along their […]

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