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REVIEW: The Killers new album ‘Imploding the Mirage’

Island Records, the Killers

William Becker, Staff Writer

August 27, 2020

If you want the definition of a mega-hit, “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers might just be that. It was always really impressive to me just how successful “Mr. Brightside” ended up becoming. It was certified a double-platinum single in the United States, it went platinum five times over in the United K...

REVIEW: New Glass Animals album is a sleepy, psychedelic listen

Dave Bayley, lead guitarist of Glass Animals performing at Coachella

William Becker, Staff Writer

August 11, 2020

Shimmering in glossy production, creamy synthesizer, and deeply autobiographical lyrics that all manage to be surreal, psychedelic, and dream-like, “Dreamland” is (pun intended) a walk-through dreamland that manages to be impressively accessible.

The Strokes debut new album, ‘The New Abnormal’

The Strokes perform during the first day of the 2019 Lollapalooza Music Festival in Grant Park, Aug, 1, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.

William Becker, Staff Writer

April 18, 2020

A processed, fast drum beat, barely distorted guitar, and a smooth, perfectly audible bass-line. All of this shows restraint in the beginning ten seconds of “The New Abnormal,” the first The Strokes album since 2013. It is easy to expect an opening number to be full of energy, groove, a face-...

The Lumineers and the art of somber storytelling

Photo by Telegram & Gazette from Tribune News Service.

Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

September 22, 2019

America’s favorite folk-rock group, The Lumineers, are back on the release of their third album, “III,” keeping theme with the short album titles. The band’s past two albums have both been hits with listeners, producing songs like “Ho Hey” and “Ophelia” that are perfect for belting at...

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard releases new album

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard releases new album

William Becker, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

What if I told you that one of the best thrash metal albums of the 21st century did not come from Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Overkill, Testament or even Exodus? What if told you that honor would go to a seven-member, Australian psychedelic-rock band? If you are a fan of rock/metal music and...

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