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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts

The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases.

 
HEADLINES OF THE WEEK
1. New Of Monsters & Men album released

After the four singles released over the course of 2015, we couldn't wait to hear the new Of Monsters and Men album. Released on Tuesday, Beneath the Sk

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Moving Debut from Hozier: Self Titled Album Review

This summer, I believe I spent one full day watching videos of “So You Think You Can Dance”’s Jessica and Casey dancing to “Like Real People Do” by Hozier. I had become a bit obsessed with the show, and this rout

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Album Review: Pura Vida Conspiracy – Gogol Bordello

The first time I heard Gogol Bordello I wasn’t ready for it.

It was about a year and a half ago; I was in the car with my older brother, his wife, and my 9 month-old niece. We were listening to The Mysterious Production of Eggs, all of us singing along and bobbing our heads, my niece smiling in her car seat

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ALBUM: Hot Chip’s In Our Heads

Based in London, Hot Chip is known for their danceable beats and interesting quirks, truths that shine through in a deep way on their latest album, In Our Heads.  While the lyrics explore some deeper themes often not seen in pop music, like religion, marriage, and children,

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ALBUM: Synthetica from Metric

In 2008, indie-rockers Metric crooned “Help, I’m Alive.”  It's 2012, and Metric is still very, very alive, their newest album being anything but disappointing.  The four-piece band from Toronto gave themselves a tough act to follow after the highly acclaimed Fantasies in 2009--it topped a couple charts and snagged Metric two Juno awards.

But Me

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Sigur Rós' New Album, Valtari
Sigur Rós' New Album, Valtari
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ALBUM: Sigur Rós’ Valtari

Yesterday was a big day for music as not only did Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros release their second album, Here, but Icelandic ambient post-rock group, Sigur Rós released their sixth studio album, Valtari.  While one could go on and on about how incredi

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ALBUM: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ Here

Almost two years ago now a new band, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, exploded onto the scene, most notably due to the bouncy and folkish duet "Home," which really showcased the feel of the two main singers, Alexander Ebert and Jade Castrinos.  

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Album Review: Jack White’s Blunderbuss

Jack White has had quite the career. From wild success with The White Stripes, to multiple acclaimed smaller groups (namely The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather) to collaborations with the likes of Insane Clown Posse and Alicia Keys. Not to mention he runs a record label, Third Man Reco

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