Red Hot Chili Peppers serves up lukewarm 11th album

There’s a single, basic, unavoidable reality facing every Red Hot Chili Peppers album released — if the songs aren’t catchy, the album isn’t good. Is that a fair standard? Not really, but as a band that has spent 30 years building a jam-funk rock legacy on lyrics such as, “K-i-s-s-i-n-g
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The Skins play in the fountain of youth

When you were 15, were you anticipating getting your license or rocking out on stage during a nationwide tour? For Brooklyn rock band the Skins, the latter was definitely a higher priority. With ages ranging from 15 to 21, don’t let their youth fool you into thinking the Skins are
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Jake Bugg’s ‘Shangri La’ defies comparison

Jake Bugg’s music has been compared to that of legends Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Buddy Holly. And while that might have been true of his eponymous debut album, his sophomore work, Shangri La, is more Bugg than Bob. Adding to his folksy vibe, which he perfected with the release
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Kanye West: Yeezus Review

“Yeezy season approaching,” announces Kanye West. “Fuck whatever y’all been hearing.” And indeed, you may as well check your assumptions — and sensibilities — at the door. In contrast to the straightforward hip-hop of the Kanye bear era, the auto-tuned emoting of 808s & Heartbreak or the excruciatingly balanced braggadocio/rap-god
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