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Daily Archives: September 11, 2019


Frisson A few days ago, I read a study that those who encounter frisson—a french term meaning goosebumps or “aesthetic chills”—when they listen to music might be more emotional, have unusually active imaginations, and often seek out new experiences. I guess this is just something I’ve

Podcast review: Room 20

Meet an unknown man, known only by the name Sixty-Six Garage, who has been kept alive on life support for over fifteen years in a California nursing home. On a journey to give the man a name, journalist Joanne Faryon from the Los Angeles Times

Book review: The Turn of the Key

Chart topping author Ruth Ware may best be known for her domination of the crime thriller genre—but In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Death of Mrs. Westaway pale in comparison to The Turn of the Key. In an intricate


RCA Records Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Hip-hop boy band BROCKHAMPTON’s fifth studio album, GINGER, takes the group’s sound in a new direction. The band has returned with a different vibrancy as opposed to their previous four albums. Replacing the bounce of their older

Lana Del Rey | Norman Fucking Rockwell | Album Review

Polydor/Interscope Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Lana Del Rey, who once described herself as “gangster Nancy Sinatra,” is living up her self-anointed contradictory label. The opening track of Norman Fucking Rockwell opens with peaceful eastern-inspired instrumentation, followed by the lyrics “Goddamn man-child” in

Black Midi | Schlagenheim | Album Review

Rough Trade Records Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars English math-rockers Black Midi have released their highly anticipated debut record, Schlagenheim, a relentless musical exploration blending hardcore technicality with an avant-garde sensibility. Part of what makes this album so great is the dynamic range from

The Highwomen | Redesigning Women | Single Review

Elektra Records Rating: Thumbs Up Redesigning Women,” the latest single from country female supergroup The Highwomen, comprised of Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby is an introspective look into womanhood in a genre dominated by men. Softly sung to a folksy acoustic

The 1975 | People | Single Review

Dirty Hit Records Rating: Thumbs Up Reminiscent of a 2000’s punk-rock genre, The 1975 released their new song “People.” A bone-rattling, fast paced, lyrical masterpiece that takes a shot at society, “People” is an overwhelming rollercoaster of synthesized guitar, drums, and high-pitched screaming. What makes