CD Reviews

Review: Gracetown by San Cisco

Review: Gracetown by San Cisco

Artist: San Cisco Album: Gracetown Genre: Indie Rock Recommended if you like: Vampire Weekend, Tennis, TOPS, Portugal. The Man I’d like to start by simply saying: This album is REALLY good. The Australian quartet is back for their sophomore album, Gracetown. San Cisco ...

Rebekah Romberg

March 11th, 2015

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Review: Élan (Single) by Nightwish

Review: Élan (Single) by Nightwish

  Artist: Nightwish                                   Release Date: February 13, 2015 Album: Élan (Single)                            Rating: ★★★★ out of 5 stars Genre: Symphonic Metal Recommended If You Like: Delain, Sonata Arctica, After Forever, John Williams   ...

Sean Kennedy

February 25th, 2015

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Review: Reverie State by Field Division

Review: Reverie State by Field Division

Folkwave Duo Dazzles with Dreamy Debut Artist: Field Division                                   Release Date: October 2014 Album: Reverie State                                  Rating:★★★½ out of 5 stars Recommended If You Like: Folkwave, King Crimson, Fleetwood Mac, Enya, ...

Sean Kennedy

February 18th, 2015

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Review: Youth is Fading EP by Light Club

Review: Youth is Fading EP by Light Club

Artist: Light Club Album: Youth is Fading EP Genre: Soulful Indie Pop Recommended if you like: The 1975, Wild Cub, St. Lucia, and Bastille I was delightfully surprised when listening to this EP. Light Club, out of Bridge City, Oregon, blends synth, percussion, and light ...

Lindsie Livingston

February 9th, 2015

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KCSU DJs Share Their Favorite Records of 2014

KCSU DJs Share Their Favorite Records of 2014

After the station’s two music directors got to wax poetic over their top album picks of the year, we thought it only fair that we gave the DJs the chance to do the same. Top ten lists galore! DJ B-Rad (Brad Lanphere) Russ Liquid – In Love Papadosio – Night ...

Zach Johnson

December 15th, 2014

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KCSU's Top Albums of 2014 (Cheyenne McCoy)

KCSU's Top Albums of 2014 (Cheyenne McCoy)

KCSU has received thousands of records this year, and as Music Director I’ve been #blessed to listen to a lot of them. Making this list was a lot harder than I expected because 2014 didn’t have as many gems to offer as more recent years. Some of the records that I was ...

Cheyenne McCoy

December 11th, 2014

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KCSU’s Top Albums of 2014 (Zach Johnson)

KCSU’s Top Albums of 2014 (Zach Johnson)

It’s about the time of the year we bid adieu to 2014. As music director for the station, I listened to more albums this year than I ever have. And while it was probably the weakest year in music of the decade thus far, there were still a plethora of awesome releases that ...

Zach Johnson

December 11th, 2014

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CD Review: Cage the Elephant — <em> Melophobia </em>

CD Review: Cage the Elephant — Melophobia

Cage the Elephant’s new album is named for the fear of, or aversion to, music. If you know Cage the Elephant then you know they embody exactly the opposite. In their previous albums, Cage the Elephant (2009), and Thank You, Happy Birthday (2011), the Kentucky band ...

Emily Cubbage

October 7th, 2013

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Review: CHVRCHES — <em> The Bones of What You Believe </em>

Review: CHVRCHES — The Bones of What You Believe

In synthpop trio CHVRCHES’ debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, listeners can find a departure from the catchy-with-no-substance tracks that are often produced by the genre. The album, released September 24, is filled with lyricism and emotion that make the tracks ...

Emily Cubbage

September 26th, 2013

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Foxygen- We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic

Foxygen- We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic

If I told you that this whole dubstep/ electronica fad was just a bunch of noise, you’d probably never guess that I’m actually a 21-year-old girl, and not your father.  But all cynicism aside, when I come across an artist whose music can take me back to the origins of good ...

STaylor-Thorn

April 8th, 2013

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