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No Doubt Will “Push and Shove” Its Way to the Top 40

After an 11 year hiatus, the infamous nineties punk rock/pop band No Doubt is back and ready to regain their status atop the charts with the release of Push and Shove. While band members Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young are the same talents that delivered many ska-influenced radio hits, this is[Read More…]

by October 5, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Clap Along With Matt and Kim

Clap Along With Matt and Kim

4/5 stars The Brooklyn-based indie-pop duo Matt and Kim are back with their fourth studio album, Lightning. With only ten tracks, the album is an easy listen filled with feel-good music with a punky twinge. There’s no lack of hand claps, synthesizers, group chanting and triumphant choruses. Matt’s signature vocal style[Read More…]

by October 4, 2012 0 comments The Guide
New Releases // 10.5.12

New Releases // 10.5.12

“RIDE” | LANA DEL REY 4/5 stars In some way, this new track off Born to Die: Paradise Edition is just like any other song by Lana Del Rey. You can expect melancholic crooning and her signature drone, but it’s the ethereality and the raw emotion that will keep you hitting the[Read More…]

by October 4, 2012 0 comments The Guide
New Releases // 9-28-12

New Releases // 9-28-12

“9th Inning (with Timbaland)” I Missy Elliott 3/5 Stars After producing a string of songs that instantly conjure images of cringe-worthy middle school dances for the majority of college students, Missy Elliot and Timbaland are back with Missy’s first work in seven years. This time around, synth horns and dark hooks will make[Read More…]

by September 28, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Mumford’s Back and Better Than Ever

Mumford’s Back and Better Than Ever

Everyone has a favorite band. One that can make good days better and can comfort you on the bad ones. A band that has an embarrassingly high number of plays on iTunes and an even higher number of performances in the shower. For me, that band is Mumford & Sons.[Read More…]

by September 28, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Alum Combines Literary and Musical Talent

Alum Combines Literary and Musical Talent

While many Georgetown alumni pursue traditional careers, Jim McCormick (COL ’90) turned his passion for music and his love of poetry into a career as a songwriter. While on the Hilltop, McCormick majored in English, an experience that informs his songwriting. This summer, his song “You Don’t Know Her Like[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments The Guide
New Releases

New Releases

“SECRET SOCIETY” | TITLE FIGHT 3/5 stars Title Fight returns this month with its second studio album, Floral Green, and the album’s first single, “Secret Society.” Carried by guitarist Shane Moran and drummer Ben Russin, this punk song is fast paced. The single proves that there are still bands left[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Cruel Summer’ Is G.O.O.D. Music

Cruel Summer’ Is G.O.O.D. Music

4/5 stars When Kanye West burst onto the rap scene in 2004 with the hit single “Jesus Walks,” his record label, G.O.O.D. Music (which stands for “getting out our dreams”), was already in the making. Eight years and 18 Grammy awards later, West has surrounded himself with the most impressive group of[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments The Guide
It’s Just ‘Not the Same’

It’s Just ‘Not the Same’

3/5 stars Ben Folds and I have a pretty personal relationship. His kids went to my school in Nashville, and he used to wave to me when our cars were next to each other in the carpool line. We’re pretty much best friends. Okay, maybe not, but I do have[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments The Guide
‘Shields’ Brings the Beat

‘Shields’ Brings the Beat

4/5 stars Brooklyn-based indie rock band Grizzly Bear is set to release its fourth studio album, Shields, on Sept. 18. This will be the band’s first release since 2009’s Veckatimest, an album that was met with overwhelming critical acclaim. The success of Veckatimest was due in large part to its experimentation and genre-blending[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments The Guide