Author: Sarah Caruso

Feist – Pleasure

I’ve never been one for indie-pop or folk music, it usually strikes me as overtly pretentious or being too close to country, but I decided to give Feist’s new album a chance after having heard good things of it from a few people. Pleasure definitely has that folksy sound to it, but it didn’t bother me like I thought it would. The songs are lyrical and give off a feeling of dreaminess, like one is walking through the serene landscape of nature. Her lyrics are often nature based, and I think that’s why I liked the album so much....

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The Chainsmokers- Memories… Do Not Open

It’s hard to believe that a band like The Chainsmokers, who have been around since 2012, are only just now putting out their first album. With successful singles and EPs under their belt, you would think that they would have released their debut album years ago. I’m not particularly familiar with EDM bands, so I don’t know if this is common amongst this genre. Regardless, I decided to give Memories… Do Not Open a listen. I’ve liked what I’ve heard so far from the band (I’ve listened to “Closer” on repeat I don’t know how many times), so I...

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The xx- I See You

I was looking for something different when I came across The xx new album I See You. Another band that hails from England, I would classify The xx as being minimalist, but in a good way. The tone of the album is quiet and contemplative, ranging in themes from loss to heartbreak to self doubt. The opening song “Dangerous” introduces the album with a flurry of horns; it comes across as a dance track with its synthetic notes and upbeat rhythm. After that, the songs slow down, becoming melancholic and introspective at times. “Say Something Loving” is about a...

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Lower Than Atlantis- Safe In Sound

While browsing through Spotify’s new music recommendations for me, I came across this hidden gem. Safe In Sound, the fifth album by British rock band Lower Than Atlantis, was just what I needed after the music slump that I was having. It was a good balance of pop and rock, with some grunge tossed in for good measure. They accomplish what Train couldn’t do by experimenting with different sounds while keeping in mind the overall tone of the album. The first line of the opening song, “Had Enough,” sets the tone for the album by declaring “I hate everyone...

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