All posts by Carrie Ingraham

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  • CD Review: Manchester Orchestra

    Up and coming Manchester Orchestra has made significant strides since its 2006 debut, "I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child." The April 21 release of "Mean Everything to Nothing" is a denser exploration of the path the...

    • Posted April 29, 2009
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  • CD Review: Flo Rida, R.O.O.T.S

    Unfortunately for Flo Rida, the most impressive thing about his new album, "R.O.O.T.S," is its collection of featured rappers who are more successful than he is. From Ne-Yo to Nelly Furtado, the disc contains a plethora of...

    • Posted April 22, 2009
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  • CD Review: Peter Bjorn and John, Living Thing

    Peter Bjorn and John have jumped on the electro-pop bandwagon with their fifth studio release, "Living Thing." The Swedish trio is best known for their addictive 2006 single, "Young Folks," but this new album proves them capable...

    • Posted April 15, 2009
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  • CD Review: Harlem Shakes, Technicolor Health

    If you haven't yet discovered the unbearable catchiness that is the Harlem Shakes, their debut album, "Technicolor Health," will undoubtedly win you over. Be it the sunny clanging of Todd Goldstein's guitar, lead singer Lexy Benaim's witty...

    • Posted April 8, 2009
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  • CD Review: The Decemberists, The hazards of love

    Once again, prose-conscious folk-rockers The Decemberists sing stories of death and destruction in the sweetest way possible. The band's new album, "The Hazards of Love," is a follow-up to 2006's "The Crane Wife," and is an evolution...

    • Posted April 1, 2009
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  • CD Review: U2, No Line on the Horizon

    It is safe to say that U2 is one of the greatest rock bands of our time, and their new album, "No Line on the Horizon," is more of an awe-inspired appreciation of this stance than any...

    • Posted March 25, 2009
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  • CD Review: K’Naan, Troubadour

    The Somalia-born rapper, K'Naan, is doing things no one has done before - and this goes far beyond combining genres to create his own. The fire ignited by "Troubadour" is no doubt sparked by the artist's past,...

    • Posted March 4, 2009
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  • Battle of the Bands rocks Quinnipiac

    Local bands came to Quinnipiac on Saturday to compete in this year's Battle of the Bands, hosted by WQAQ. The event featured performances by AC147, The Ultimate Sketch, and Great Caesar and the GoGetters, who won...

    • Posted February 25, 2009
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  • CD Review: Lily Allen, It’s Not Me, It’s You

    It's official: only Lily Allen can yell profanities and still be the cutest indie-pop princess of our time. The British singer is at it again with her new album, "It's Not Me, It's You." Only this time,...

    • Posted February 18, 2009
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  • CD Review: Dierks Bentley, Feel that Fire

    Phoenix-born Dierks Bentley released his fourth studio album on Feb. 3, "Feel That Fire." The album is a blend of traditional bluegrass roots and modern country vocals, and is certainly not confined to its genre. Even the...

    • Posted February 11, 2009
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  • CD Review: Franz Ferdinand, Tonight

    On Franz Ferdinand's new album release, "Tonight," the Glasgow-born rockers give a nod to what got them started. With their exploration into the world of keyboards and synthesizers, Franz has likened to the sounds of new-age "dirty-pop"...

    • Posted February 4, 2009
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  • Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavilion

    Indie-rockers Animal Collective released "Merriweather Post Pavilion" on Jan. 20. "Merriweather" is their eighth studio album following 2005's "Feels." "Merriweather" carries on the band's tradition of psychedelic eccentricity, while introducing a softer emphasis on melody over abstract...

    • Posted January 28, 2009
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