Articles by: Jordan Laurent
I'm the guy who writes the reviews. I feel like you all ready knew that. My favorite bands: The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Sleater-Kinney My favorite movies: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Taxi Driver, Persona, Suspiria, The Royal Tenenbaums, Reservoir Dogs

2013 Year End Extravaganza.
by / on January 1, 2014 at 5:05 am

2013 Year End Extravaganza.

My my my. 2013 is closing already? I remember writing the 2012 wrap-up just like it was yesterday. This year’s article is going to be a bit different. For some of these topics, my good friend Brandon Brewer will be giving his picks as well. Brandon has actually heard way more 2013 music than I have. It’s a crazy amount. [...]

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Attack On Memory- Cloud Nothings
by / on October 22, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Attack On Memory- Cloud Nothings

Oh boy did I sleep on this one. Well, kind of. It was in my top 15 from last year. But it deserved to be so much higher. The highest regarded albums of last year mostly disappointed or downright disgusted me. Not this one. From the start of the year, Dylan Baldi’s Cloud Nothings had a buzz about them. How [...]

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SSPU by Nathan Napier
by / on August 17, 2013 at 1:23 am

SSPU by Nathan Napier

Get ready for something a little different… Before their fast paced, deeply melodic, soulful songs; Silversun Pickups had Pikul. A fairly short EP with 6 tracks (well, technically 23 tracks, but that’s a tale for another day children). But I’m here to talk about track 3, Booksmart Devil. Nowhere near some of their chart toppers like Panic Switch and Lazy Eye [...]

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Molly Ringwald Makeout Trip by Jordan Laurent
by / on August 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Molly Ringwald Makeout Trip by Jordan Laurent

   1 Jordan had just watched Pretty in Pink. Again. He wasn’t sure what compelled him to watch it again. Granted, it was a pretty good movie. But one that demands repeat viewings in close proximity to each other? Mmmmmmno. Not quite. And yet, here he was watching it again. This required analyses. After a few moments, he realized. It was [...]

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Arpeggi by Emily Eldredge
by / on August 14, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Arpeggi by Emily Eldredge

Radiohead is often cited as one of the best bands of all-time, and I cannot disagree. They’ve produced many songs that I love, and this is one of them. “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” opens with a repetitive drum beat, a weird noise from the mouth of Mr. Yorke (this is not uncommon in Radiohead’s music), and finally, one of the most beautiful [...]

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17 by Xandra Kaste
by / on August 13, 2013 at 10:55 pm

17 by Xandra Kaste

I really, really like this song. Like really. This song is especially amazing because it can basically apply to anyone. Lets be honest, it was probably intended as a love song between two girls but it can also apply to pretty much any female relationship. Sister to sister, friend to friend, and if you know a dude that likes wearing [...]

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An In-Depth Analysis of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Bryce Bonnet
by / on August 13, 2013 at 8:21 pm

An In-Depth Analysis of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Bryce Bonnet

We all know the words: Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.    Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are. Today we’re going to analyze the popular English lullaby simply known as “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Pedestrians and other degenerates have pondered over [...]

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Monty Python & David Bowie Have A Time Machine by Nick Curley
by / on August 11, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Monty Python & David Bowie Have A Time Machine by Nick Curley

  Editor’s Note: I have asked some friends of mine to pick a song and write about it. I gave no instructions on what type of writing to do. I gave them free-reign. I also did one. I will be putting the writings onto the website as I get them. This one was written by my good friend Nick Curley [...]

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10 Songs- Boards of Canada
by / on July 25, 2013 at 9:03 pm

10 Songs- Boards of Canada

Boards of Canada are an electronic music duo. They make great, atmospheric use of found samples and clips from films. They first gained prominence in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when they put out the double-tap of Music Has The Right To Children and Geogaddi. Their reputation amongst electronic music fans is practically perfect. ROYGBV (Music Has The Right To Children) Kid For [...]

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10 Songs- The Smiths
by / on July 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm

10 Songs- The Smiths

To say that The Smiths are one of the most important bands to come out of Alternative Rock is no understatement. Their influence can be felt in so many different facets of modern Alternative music. From Morrissey’s wonderfully depressed lyrics to Johnny Marr’s jangly guitar tone, they pioneered a lot. These are ten songs you need to hear. Now, The [...]

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