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Six Artists Are Poised to Take the Music World By Storm

By: Brennan Carley

The Strokes

It has been quite some time since this New York-based band has released any sort of music, but rumblings arose last year that they had finished recording another album. The Strokes confirmed the news, and this week gave us some more information about their fourth disc. Titled Angles, the album features a concise list of songs (10 to be precise), the first of which, “Under Cover of Darkness,” is set to come out later this month. With a headlining set at the upcoming Coachella, more tour dates seem more than likely. Let’s cross our fingers.

 

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Gloom Clouds Hollywood

By: Brennan Carley

I can’t be the only one to notice the hot new trend that seems to be taking the movie industry by storm over the past few years, can I? It is becoming increasingly more difficult to find movies in which a relationship remains firmly intact at the plot’s end.

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Tron: Legacy’ Almost Hits the Mark

By: Brennan Carley

Just when it seems like filmmakers have milked nearly every angle of it, the father-son themed story comes back for another go-around. In Disney’s TRON: Legacy, the father is played by Jeff Bridges and the son by Garrett Hedlund, both actors give a laudable performance despite a thin and convoluted storyline. The valiant efforts, aided by a heart-pumping score by French techno duo Daft Punk and absolutely mind-blowing visuals, elevate TRON: Legacy to an enjoyable and memorable diversion.

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Minaj And Kanye Hammer Out Hits

By: Brennan Carley

The mere mention of Kanye West one year ago would surely elicit a sneer, while Nicki Minaj’s name might bring about a furrowed brow with the question of “who?” It’s funny how so much can change in just one rotation of the calendar.

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Genres Clash In Matt & Kim Album

By: Brennan Carley

While it is abundantly clear that Matt & Kim has musically matured from its Grand days, many of the songs on its new album aren’t much of a departure from its earlier records.

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An Independent Frame of Mind

By: Brennan Carley

One of the most frequently adapted-for-screen stories is Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic, Alice in Wonderland. Walt Disney’s animated version of the film remains one of the most whimsical and charming versions.

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Swift Is Back With Powerful ‘Speak’

By: Brennan Carley

On country superstar Taylor Swift’s new album, the question that so many critics have been asking since last year’s MTV Video Music Awards is finally answered. Yes, she did write a song about Kanye West, but it’s not the oh-so-biting, I’ve-been-wronged-but-now-I’m-stronger Swift that audiences have grown to embrace.

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Nights With The Sheightsmen

By: Brennan Carley

After the general lack of enthusiasm following this year’s Fall Concert with Kid Cudi, it was hard to imagine that Boston College’s music scene would be bouncing back anytime soon.

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