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ROSTAM

Album: ‘Half-Light’

★★★★☆ The sound of “Half-Light” is best described by its cover. The colors are bright and warm, evoking sensitivity and emotion, while the image itself is pixelated, belying a digital, distorted element. The Persian characters suggest foreign musical influences. Yet, each part comes together around the friendly figure in the[Read More…]

Album: ‘Sleep Well Beast’

Album: ‘Sleep Well Beast’

★★★☆☆ Political strategist Karl Rove described The National’s song “Walk It Back” as “a euro tech pop thing.” The National’s response? “F—k you, Karl.” Rove was asked to comment on the song because “Walk It Back” features a recitation of an infamous quote about political manipulation of reality, which is[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
ATLANTIC RECORDS

Album Review: ‘Luv is Rage 2’

Noah Hawke is a Hoya Staff Writer. ★★★★☆ Riding on the success of his greatest hit and song of the summer, “XO Tour Llif3,” hip-hop artist Lil Uzi Vert has finally dropped his highly anticipated debut studio album, “Luv is Rage 2.” The Philadelphia-based rapper began his professional career in[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music Issue, The Guide
DFA RECORDS

Album Review: ‘American Dream’

Nick Harrison is a Hoya Staff Writer. ★★★★★ “I can’t make you a promise,” front man James Murphy sings on “Change Yr Mind,” the fourth track on LCD Soundsystem’s fourth and newest studio album, “American Dream.” Promises have certainly been relevant to Murphy’s career: He once promised that LCD Soundsystem’s[Read More…]

by September 6, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
U STREET MUSIC HALL FACEBOOK

Go-Go Going Nowhere

Frenetic drum beats, cheering and chanting pour out onto U Street. The sounds emanate from the insides of theaters, clubs and performance halls, where masses of Washington, D.C. music fans sing and dance, abandoning themselves to the untamed spirit of the “Chocolate City.” Although this scene is timeless, the type[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
GRIZZLY BEAR

Album: ‘Painted Ruins’

★★★★★ Everybody loves indie music. And why wouldn’t they? Once reserved for independently produced music, the term is now used freely to describe any variety of sonically interesting music. It’s different but pleasant to hear — pop music for the thoughtful person. In today’s digital age, where you can find[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
A.V. ID: Introducing TV’s Greatest Title Sequences

A.V. ID: Introducing TV’s Greatest Title Sequences

Title sequences serve an important role beyond simply introducing the cast and crew of a TV show. Rather, they have the unique ability to pique a viewer’s interest in watching the show, and in some cases, even foreshadow the events of a given episode. The most successful TV intros are[Read More…]

by August 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
A.V. ID: Making Music Visual for the Masses

A.V. ID: Making Music Visual for the Masses

Concerts have been an essential part of musical and cultural identities throughout the decades. Most people who consider themselves to be avid music lovers have gone to at least one concert or music festival in their lifetime. But as concerts provide audiences with meaningful experiences, we must ensure they are[Read More…]

by July 22, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
A.V. ID: Sirens of the Summer

A.V. ID: Sirens of the Summer

With summer upon us, there has been lots of talk about what the song of the summer will be — inevitably, some catchy pop song that will soon get overplayed and start grating at my ears. So instead, I am turning my focus to the artists who are truly putting[Read More…]

by June 24, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Baby Driver’

Movie Review: ‘Baby Driver’

★★☆☆☆ With a star-studded cast, featuring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx, and the direction of Edgar Wright, the mastermind behind critically acclaimed comedies like “Shaun of the Dead,” “Baby Driver” has all the tools necessary for an incredible heist movie. With an electrifying soundtrack and flawlessly choreographed action[Read More…]

by June 23, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide