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Observations of a Newly Found K-pop Addict

Posted by Sandstorm in Music, Offbeat, Uncategorized on February 6th, 2013.
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K-pop. Since Psy took over the world with Gangnam Style everybody knows the genre once reserved to Asians and the odd Westerner. While the vast majority of the newly reached audience only enjoyed the biggest Youtube hit ever, some, including me, dove deeper into the wide world of Korean Pop and got hooked. This is my account of acquiring a new addiction.

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Muse Returns!

Posted by Sandstorm in Music, Reviews on September 25th, 2012.
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An absurdly biased review of the new Muse album The 2nd Law, written by a pretty hardcore fan.

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Asian Kung-Fu Generation – Mada Minu Ashita Ni

Posted by Sandstorm in Reviews on March 15th, 2009.
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Asian Kung-Fu Generation has had quite a productive year in 2008. They recorded and published a very good album in March and later on released an additional mini-album (or EP) in June and a second concept album in November. I got the last two albums in November and listened to them a lot of times, and now, after nearly 5 months I’ve found the time to write the review for one of them: Mada Minu Ashita Ni

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Weekly Album #5: MGMT’s Oracular Spectacular

Posted by Flo in Music, Weekly Album on April 24th, 2008.
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MGMT is most definitly one of the most promising bands at the moment. When I first heard their “Time to Pretend” I really found their music quite interesting, I’ve never heard something like that before. Their music is original, full of feeling and above all, incredibly stoned. Oracular Spectacular is their first album, and it really is a great debut.

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Weekly Album #4: Gorillaz – Gorillaz

Posted by Flo in Music, Weekly Album on April 5th, 2008.
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It’s quite some years ago that Gorillaz have released this self-named album, but it is still great, with songs like “Clint Eastwood” and “19-2000” that were great hits and made them the best virtual band there is. Yes, virtual, because the band only exists as the toon-figures Noodle, Russel, 2D and Murdoc who impersonate the whole team of great artists behind them.

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Weekly Album #3: System of a Down – Steal this album!

Posted by Flo in Music, Weekly Album on March 26th, 2008.
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Steal this Album is a name that says everything about the album. It’s an anti-society themed album: asking people to do something illegal, namely stealing this album. It, on the other hand, can also be a message to their fans: don’t download our music, as a lot of tracks on this album were pre-released (not by SOAD) in slightly different versions on the internet as Toxicity 2.

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World World World by AKFG Album Review

Posted by Sandstorm in Music, Reviews on March 23rd, 2008.
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The Japanese rock scene is a crowded one. Hundreds of bands make so-called Jrock and most of it is enormous crap. Luckily for us, there are some very good bands out there that really make good music. The best band is Asian Kung-Fu Generation and they’ve released their new album World World World.

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Weekly Album #2: The Hives – The Black and White Album

Posted by Flo in Music, Weekly Album on March 7th, 2008.
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The Swedish band “The Hives” is one of the leading punk/garage rock bands. This is one of the reasons why I just can’t ignore their newest album, The Black And White Album. It’s their first album in three years since Tyrannosaurus Hives, and the music on this cd surprised me: it’s not the Hives as I know them.

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Weekly Album #1: Wolfmother’s Wolfmother

Posted by Flo in Music, Weekly Album on March 1st, 2008.

Youtube is a great way to share music and video media with the world, and luckily people do share this media with each other, so why don’t make use of it? From now on, I will try to discuss an album of a popular artist every week, and add links to the songs (on youtube) and the lyrics to the review. I will also mark the tracks I really like with an “*”, so you’re able to get an impression of what the album offers in a few clicks. The first album I will discuss is the album Wolfmother from the band Wolfmother, as it is an album that let me appreciate metal music.

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