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New Releases | March 15, 2011 0

Posted: March 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Columns, Freeform | Tags: , , , , , ,

Here are the new releases for March 15, 2011:

The Joy Formidable- The Big Roar

Album Art From the Band’s Website


New Releases | March 8th, 2011 0

Posted: March 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Columns | Tags: , , , , ,

Ed. Note: Welcome to the first of our new weekly posts. Every day we will have a new post dedicated to something involving the music industry. Tuesdays will focus on new releases, so stay tuned for recommended picks and other albums coming out each week right here on WMFO.

Here are the new releases for March 8, 2011:

Featured New ReleaseR.E.M.Collapse Into Now

Collapse Into Now- R.E.M.


Album Review | “Thank You Happy Birthday” by Cage the Elephant 1

Posted: January 31st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Freeform, Reviews | Tags: , , ,

Cage The Elephant (ITC2007)
by coxy, on Flickr

Cage the Elephant apparently got some albums from Cake and the Pixies for their birthday. This gaggle of Kentucky boys are back with their sophomore album, titled “Thank You Happy Birthday”, and seem to have ditched the simple rootsyness that permeated their first album in favor of a modern punk sound, keeping to the garage but turning up the volume to make fans pogo instead of sway. It’s a change that makes an attempt to evolve their music and give it a new bite, but as much as it succeeds in providing their audience with something new to chew on, it also fails to deliver the same consistency and brain-trappingly catchy numbers that their eponymous album delivered in spades. (more…)

IMMHO (In My Musically Humble Opinion): The Music Taste Hierarchy 1

Posted: December 9th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Freeform

I’ve done it before, you’ve done it before, and you’ve probably seen your friends do it before, too. The situation looks something like this: you’re talking to someone new, or someone who you know as an acquaintance, and the topic turns to music. Now, there is an internal alarm that goes off, because you know that what band you mention listening to is going to define the rest of the conversation; one of you will claim musical superiority, the question is, who? The defining game is a musical elitist favorite: the one-up. You have a few options in band selection: 1.) Be honest about what music you like, 2.) Keep quiet about your taste until you find out what they like and then choose a band from that genre, or 3.) Talk about a band that they have probably never heard of. Now, you may really enjoy that new Taylor Swift album, or Nickelback, or something either deemed socially “lame” or only acceptable as an ironic fixation, but you want to impress, so you go with option two or three. There’s nothing to be ashamed of, we’ve all done it before!


IMMHO (In My Musically Humble Opinion): The Beatles on iTunes 0

Posted: November 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Freeform

The Beatles. Now on iTunes.
From COG LOG LAB on Flickr

I don’t know about anyone else, but when I pulled up the iTunes store today, I just about spit out my coffee (or rather, I would have if I was drinking anything). Instead of the usual loud and colorful parade of album art that cycles itself before your eyes, the homepage was a strikingly monochrome sight, and only four men’s pictures graced the window. Their names are John, Paul, George, and Ringo. The Beatles, previously one of the only household-name bands in the world not to do so, are now in the iTunes store.


An Over-the-Summer-Release Review: “The Suburbs” by Arcade Fire 0

Posted: October 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Reviews | Tags: , ,

(From the Band’s Website, Arcadefire.com)

Sandwiched somewhere between flurries of haunting orchestral strings, jaunty guitar, piano strolls along picket fenceswith manicured lawns, and singer Win Butlers theatrical falsettos, Arcade Fires “The Suburbs” finds new artistic territory for their signature intricately-sculpted-yet-melodically-quirky sound in a setting familiar to many; our own suburban back yards. Sure the album was released on August 3rd (which was over two months ago), but with the kind of splash it made on the world indie-rock stage, it is definitely worth a further mention.


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