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Best Coast – Something in the way

Best Coast – Something in the way

Blonde hair and summer tans are just a few trends that fall in the category of, “Stuff Californians like” The Beach Boys represent Southern Californians like Bob Marley represents stoners, famous musicians that basically sold a productized lifestyle. Inspired by the Beach Boys, Bethany Cosentino, the lead singer of the...

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Vampire Weekend – Contra

Vampire Weekend – Contra

Vampire Weekend’s sophomore album, Contra, was released last week with plenty of pre-amplified hype. All the band had to do was put out a couple singles, and promote this stoned-looking cover girl floating around the web. Her name is apparently Kristen. Premature maybe, but this band has got fan diversity,...

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Built To Spill – There Is No Enemy

Built To Spill – There Is No Enemy

Does music have to produce hits to be considered great? Is composition just based around what musician the software Blue Platinum dictates as most profitable? Legendary influences such as Buddy Holly, and Rock and Roll superstars such as The Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin have yet to win a Grammy....

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Lissie – Why You Runnin’

Lissie – Why You Runnin’

A stereotypical small town girl has an air of innocence about her. She is candy sweet, unknowingly ignorant, and full of simplistic dreams. It’s hard to escape the reputation that builds in someone’s mind about a townie girl from the country. As an artist you can take this character and...

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Norah Jones – The Fall

Norah Jones – The Fall

Norah Jones experienced her big break from Blue Note Records in 2001 with her contemporary jazz album, Come Away With Me, and since then has sold more than 32 million albums. Several Grammys later and two more celebrated albums recorded, Jones is now releasing her fourth album, The Fall. An...

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The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You

The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You

The Avett Brothers were recently on the David Letterman show playing the title song “I and Love and You,” off of their new album. Non-related scandal from the show put aside, for most musicians this is quite an accomplishment. The brothers have played music all their lives, and are now...

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Air Waves EP

Air Waves EP

It is 9:05 in the morning and I’ve posted myself up against a window at the Sacramento airport. As I’m sitting on the floor awaiting my flight back to San Diego I decide to start my review of the new self-titled Air Waves EP. I take out my laptop and...

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