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Mister Lies – Mowgli

written by: Gregory E. Frohbieter on March 11, 2013

New work from Chicago based producer Mister Lies treads on paths laid down by Portisthead and is a solid, enjoyable listen.

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A$AP Rocky – Long. Live. A$AP

written by: Gregory E. Frohbieter on January 17, 2013

Substance and style are the topics that come up when discussing A$AP Rocky’s new album. Is Rocky fly to death or will this next flight lead to his death?

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Wu-Block – Wu-Block

written by: Gregory E. Frohbieter on December 4, 2012

How do you feel about vanilla ice cream and East Coast hip hop? They both have a consistent flavor Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch explore on this album.

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Davis Still Defines Cool, 60 Years Later

written by: Gregory E. Frohbieter on November 25, 2011

Thanks to Davis and a group of nine talented musicians, cool become more than what a summer breeze feels like more than 60 years ago in New York City.

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Mayer Hawthorne – How Do You Do

written by: Gregory E. Frohbieter on October 28, 2011

Hawthorne is not a hipster. He’s an emergent artist whose music is rooted in the sounds of Motown with a flavor that never feels outdated.

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Zach Braff’s Soundtrack to Our Lives

written by: Gregory E. Frohbieter on October 11, 2011

The convention of the mixtape is where the genesis and the strengths of the soundtrack of 2004 indie film Garden State come about.

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Eight Songs to Start a Fight To

written by: Gregory E. Frohbieter on September 27, 2011

In the future there may come a time where you will have to shed your usual beliefs of being a lover and not a fighter.

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Eyes Set to Kill – White Lotus

written by: Gregory E. Frohbieter on September 14, 2011

Eyes Set to Kill’s newest release, White Lotus, feels hastily put together, badly thought out, and leaves a horrible taste in the mouths of listeners.

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