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Record Store Day

Record Store Day

Stephen Huff ('14)/ Eastside Staff

May 4, 2014


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It isn’t exactly an anomaly in the music industry for several albums to be released on the same day. However, when the albums are all mostly vinyl and include the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, Public Enemy and more, it becomes a lot more interesting. The explanation behind this situation...

Review #8: Dido—No Angel

Review #8: Dido—No Angel

Jacob Borowsky ('16)/ Eastside Sports Editor

April 30, 2014


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Dido – No Angel (1999) 9/10 This week’s album is No Angel (1999) by British pop-star Dido. To those who do not know her, she is most well-known for being sampled and featured on rapper Eminem’s hit single “Stan”. While the feature may have contributed to Dido’s success in the Un...

After many setbacks, ScHoolboy Q releases the highly-anticipated Oxymoron

After many setbacks, ScHoolboy Q releases the highly-anticipated Oxymoron

Jacob Borowsky (’16)/ Eastside Sports Editor

April 28, 2014


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7/10 Los Angeles-based rapper ScHoolboy Q finally released the long-awaited album Oxymoron on February 25, 2014. ScHoolboy Q, a member of hip-hop group Black Hippy with Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock, released the album with the intention of reviving the slowly fading gangsta rap sub-genre. Produc...

Review #7: Talons’—Songs for Babes

Review #7: Talons’—Songs for Babes

Alison Wooten ('14)/ Eastside Photo Editor

April 2, 2014


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Rating: 9/10 Talons’ recorded Songs for Babes at their homes in Akron and Cleveland, Ohio. The album was released on both vinyl and CD on September 2, 2009. It was mastered by Tim Gerak at Wooly Mammoth and the cover art was done by Sommer Miller. This record mainly features Mike Tolan and his ...

The Glitch Mob: Love Death Immortality

The Glitch Mob: Love Death Immortality

Keshav Amaro ('15)/ Eastside Opinions Editor

March 31, 2014


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Album Rating: 4/5 stars In Los Angeles, five solo DJs with similar styles decided to join together to create a new group: The Glitch Mob. The original five piece from 2008 has now been reduced to only three: ooah (Josh Mayer), edIT (Edward Ma) and boreta (Justin Boreta). With past successes and extended ...

Review #6: Anti-Lilly & Phoniks—Stories From the Brass Section

Review #6: Anti-Lilly & Phoniks—Stories From the Brass Section

Jacob Borowsky (’16)/ Eastside Sports Editor

March 19, 2014


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This week’s album is Stories From the Brass Section (2014) by Houston-based rapper Anti-Lilly and Portland, ME-based producer Phoniks. The album is their first project together. It can be downloaded off phoniksbeats.com (http://antilillyandphoniks.bandcamp.com/album/stories-from-the-brass-section) at whatever pri...

Review #5: Lil Scrappy & Trillville—The King of Crunk & BME Recordings present: Trillville & Lil Scrappy

Review #5: Lil Scrappy & Trillville—The King of Crunk & BME Recordings present: Trillville & Lil Scrappy

Jacob Borowsky (’16)/ Eastside Sports Editor

February 5, 2014


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This week’s album is The King of Crunk & BME Recordings present: Trillville & Lil Scrappy (2004) by Lil Scrappy & Trillville. 4/10 Lil Scrappy & Trillville released their two-part self-titled album on February 24, 2004. The album is split into two halves—the first ten tracks credited to Trillville, with the last ten credited to Lil Scrappy. The album ...

Friction—Hours of Operation (2002) review

Friction—Hours of Operation (2002) review

Alison Wooten ('14)/ Eastside Photo Editor

January 22, 2014


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Rating: 4/10 Friction is an emo rock group from Chicago. Hours of Operation is a two-disk discography showcasing the early years of the band’s music. This compilation was released on April 16th, 2002 and has over an hour and a half, more than 30 songs, of the band’s music from 1991-1994. Th...

Electronic noses may provide better cancer detection

Keshav Amaro ('15)/ Eastside Opinions Editor

January 14, 2014


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A dog is “man’s best friend” in more ways than simply being a faithful and pleasant household companion. Specially trained service dogs have been used in medical clinics for therapy and comfort for the sick. More recently, an everyday dog’s acute sense of smell can act as a prototype for a new...

Ism–Journey Down Your Drain (2001) review

Ism–Journey Down Your Drain (2001) review

Jacob Borowsky (’16)/ Eastside Sports Editor

December 25, 2013


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This week's album is Journey Down Your Drain (1996) by Ism. For me, a good “Clearance Aisle” album is one that has little to no information available in the case, a description which Journey Down Your Drain fits well. From what I gathered, Ism is a punk rock group from Queens, New York formed in 1980. Journey Down Your Drain r...

Saliva–Every Six Seconds (2001) review

Saliva–Every Six Seconds (2001) review

Alison Wooten ('14)/ Eastside Photo Editor

December 18, 2013


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“The Clearance Aisle” is a column where a different album found in the $1.00 and up section of the local record store will be reviewed each Wednesday. The aim of the column is to bring albums that are quite literally unheard of to the light. Essentially, "The Clearance Aisle" is the return of strictly...

The High and Mighty–12th Man (2005) review

The High and Mighty–12th Man (2005) review

Jacob Borowsky (’16)/ Eastside Sports Editor

December 4, 2013


Filed under Goodwill Hunting, Music Reviews, Other Recent Stories, Showcase, Underground

"The Clearance Aisle" is a column where a different album found in the $1.00 and up section of the local record store will be reviewed each Wednesday. The aim of the column is to bring albums that are quite literally unheard of to the light. Essentially, "The Clearance Aisle" is the return of strictly...

The 1975 is gaining steam with self-titled album

The 1975 is gaining steam with self-titled album

Emma Silverstone (’15)/ Eastside Staff

December 2, 2013


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Indie rock band The 1975 have launched themselves onto the music scene with a self-titled debut album. With descriptive lyrics, refreshing vocals, and a phenomenal production, the British band has proved that they are unlike any other music group. Described by lead singer Matthew Healy as “dressed-up pop”...

Danny Brown impresses with his long-awaited return to hip-hop, Old

Danny Brown impresses with his long-awaited return to hip-hop, Old

Jacob Borowsky (’16)/ Eastside Sports Editor

December 2, 2013


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7/10 Detroit-based rapper Danny Brown releases his third solo album, Old. The album is Brown’s second major label release with Fool’s Gold Records, two years after his critically acclaimed release, XXX (2011). The album became available for streaming on Spotify on September 30 and was officiall...

Sounds of the 90s

Sounds of the 90s

Courtney Finnegan (‘17)/ For Eastside

December 1, 2013


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Whether it’s surging through your headphones, blasting at football games, or classically playing in an elevator, music is everywhere. For generations, music has inspired millions. Just like fashion and technology, music is constantly innovating and evolving. With all the new music being created...

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