Oakland-based Mare Island presents beautiful guitar-dominated sound in rough first EP attempt

Mare Island Mare Island | New Improved Recording Grade: B-
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Mare Island Mare Island | New Improved Recording
Grade: B-

Mare Island does tend toward the mushy — all five of the songs feature similar wishy-washy guitar tracks, a low unobtrusive baseline, tingly cymbals and mellow vocals, the amalgamation of which is dreamy and atmospheric, lending a sense of floating or flying or something lullaby-esque.
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Gorillaz Humanz | Warner Brothers Records Grade: B

Gorillaz return with gloriously messy ‘Humanz’

As consumers of art, one of the issues we often face is how much stock to put in the artist when evaluating their works. Especially today, when many works of art comment upon a world that’s growing volatile in many respects, an artist’s personal identity becomes undeniably intertwined with their
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