The LonelyReviewer Show: Episode 5:(00) Days of Summer

The LonelyReviewer Show: Episode 5:(00) Days of Summer

lr-Podcast-ArtworkWe’re back at it with the latest episode of “The LonelyReviewer Show!” In this episode, we talk all about SUMMER MOVIES. What we are looking forward to, and more!

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Album Review: Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

Album Review: Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

Alt-J is an indie synth pop band from Britain. They also mix in a little folk and blues creating a rather unique sound. Their first album, An Awesome Wave was released in 2012 and won the Mercury Prize in the UK. This album hints at a few different music genres, film and literary references as well as applies a creative use of instrumentation. Alt –J layers island drumbeats over keyboard synth clicks, guitar, shaker sounds, metallic clinks and tops it all off with nasally vocals. However, what could come off as messy and overly complicated actually turns out to be effortlessly experimental and surprisingly unpretentious.

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5 Great Concert Films

5 Great Concert Films

There’s something about this season that brings back the memories of summers gone by. Memories of friends.  Memories of particular nights.  Memories of particular songs, sung along to, full-throated, beside 10,000 strangers who, for that one moment, could be considered close friends. And while film can never completely capture that feeling, there are a few that at least replicate it enough to warrant multiple viewings.  The following list shares a few of these films. [Read more…]

Review: Whatever Works

Review: Whatever Works

Whatever WorksWoody Allen’s latest, ‘Whatever Works’ is a fairly entertaining film suffering from the same flaw as most of Allen’s comedy’s from the last few years, it just doesn’t hold a candle to his past work. Not that it matters, if its by Woody Allen, I’m going to go see it, and chances are, I’m probably going to like it.
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Review: Brüno

BrünoBrüno. What can one really say about this movie? It stars Sacha Baron Cohen, the genius behind Da Ali G Show, and the hit film Borat. You’re either a fan of the humor, or not. I could praise the movie to no end, or damn it to hell, if you like Cohen, you’re gonna see it either way.
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DVD Review: Meeting People Is Easy

DVD Review: Meeting People Is Easy

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It’s a tired and worn-out tale, but it’s probably the truth: everyone who is not a rock star wants to be one and most rock stars spend a lot of time trying to just be another guy on the street.  [Read more…]

Justin Reviews: Chinese Democracy

Justin Reviews: Chinese Democracy

chinese democracyI suddenly understand Wayne Campbell at the feet of Alice Cooper explaining his unworthiness: 13, 15, 17 years in the making (seriously, who can keep track at this point?), the now mythical release of Guns ‘n’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy has finally been revealed and I can’t imagine a three paragraph review is going to do it justice. [Read more…]

Review: Nine Inch Nails – The Slip

Review: Nine Inch Nails – The Slip

The Slip

I’m not sure at what point we stop talking about the delivery medium and start refocusing on the actual music, but I’m thinking we’ve got to be approaching it. Nine Inch Nails have been one of the frontrunners in the big-name band digital download revolution. Freed from his recording contract, Trent Reznor released Ghosts: Volume I-IV earlier this year to general praise and applause for the quantity of music he allowed users to download for a nominal price. Later in April, Reznor released the single “Discipline” for free download. And on May 5th, the second contract-less album, duty free, entitled The Slip. The album was released as a free download for one and all as a thank you to the fans for supporting them. So clearly there’s a buzz about the freedoms that come with bands freed from the contractual shackles with record companies. But the dust around this approach has to be settling soon and when it does, will the buzz around The Slip last?

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I ‘Dig’ Nick Cave’s New Album!!!

I ‘Dig’ Nick Cave’s New Album!!!

Nick CaveYou’d think that after 20+ years in the business of making music that one of his 14 albums would be kind of a dud, but here we are with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds keeping the awe inspiring streak alive with his latest release, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! [Read more…]

CD Review: Alarm Clock, Snooze Bar, Get Up

CD Review: Alarm Clock, Snooze Bar, Get Up

Blip Blip BleepBlip Blip Bleep’s self-released EP ‘Alarm Clock, Snooze Bar, Get Up” is six tracks of catchy, electro-rock goodness. The trio made up of Sean Han, Brett Thompson, and Sarah Lee, hails from Brooklyn NY, ‘Alarm Clock, Snooze Bar, Get Up,’ being their second release.

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