07 May 2010
The Canadian supergroup The New Pornographers seem to have the incredible knack for exploring new musical avenues, always crafting and reworking a mix of bouncy melodies and quirky hooks so that no album sounds exactly the same as their last. “Together,” the band’s fifth installment, is filled with psychedelic riffs, topsyturvy piano and all-around, multi-instrumentalist […]
30 Apr 2010
The career of Rufus Wainwright has been filled with peaks and valleys, an incredible talent lauded by critics yet scarred from relations with his famous parents. He’s blessed with a once-in-a-lifetime voice, and some of his peers have described him as one of the greatest singers of his generation (Martin Scorsese referred to him as […]
23 Apr 2010
Despite the minor fact that rapper Gucci Mane is currently incarcerated, he’s still releasing densely-packed mixtapes at a prodigious rate, the latest entitled “The Burrprint (2)”.
09 Apr 2010
Since there is simply too much hate to go around in the sports world to be confined to 500 words, I proudly present part two of my Student Voice Player Hater’s Ball. I hate that its become fashionable to wear hideous looking Yankee hats even if you’re not a fan of their team. And what […]
01 Apr 2010
Since I usually write the weekly music reviews, many of you may not know that I’m an avid and loyal viewer of a number of sports. I am also a giant hater, ergo the focus of this column. Thus, I have assembled a small collection of my personally mostdespised sports figures - a Student Voice […]
26 Mar 2010
The first image that comes to mind when one thinks of the Gorillaz is, of course, the cartoon characters. The animated foursome of 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs have appeared in video games, toured across the globe and even performed at the Grammy’s alongside a gyrating Madonna.
12 Mar 2010
American legend Johnny Cash spent the final years of his life working closely with producer Rick Rubin, and the product of these studio hours are still yielding authentic results. The vast library of posthumous albums—from Tupac Shakur to Elvis Presley—is littered with skeletal wreckage bearing no fingerprints of true artistry, yet the latest in his […]
05 Mar 2010
“The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that’s wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us,” composer John Williams once said. This statement certainly rings true for the recently concluded Vancouver games. Although the tragic death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili […]
19 Feb 2010
In contrast to her first massively successful, self-titled LP (the forty-ninth best-selling album of the 2000s), British Soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae’s sophomore effort is tinted with strong shades of melancholy and pain.
11 Feb 2010
For the past decade or so, there have been two distinctly different categories of what critics and fans deem “bad music.” Falling into the first category are songs and albums that make no effort to take themselves seriously. The second category is filled with inevitable disappointments from massively overrated performers decades past their prime, and, […]