CD Reviews


By: Dominic Fante There’s no shortage of local jam bands in Colorado, but The Malai Llama seems to be among those leading the pack lately. The Nederland-based quartet recently headlined the Fox Theater with Mike Travis of The String Cheese Incident and EOTO, as well as playing the Beanstalk Music & Arts Festival in Westcliffe and nearly every small-town bar and brewery on the western slope. They’ve shared stages with huge names...

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“I get my kicks and I wanna start a rager…” With those words, heard for the first time by a wide audience on August 11th the return of Green Day had begun, not just to music, but also to top form.  Revolution Radio is the tenth album of all new material put out by Green Day on Reprise Records and the twelfth album they have released since their career began in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.  It boasts 12 new tracks and is notably...

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Versatile doesn’t even begin to identify Tory Lanez. From redefining the overlap of rap and R&B, to incorporating the seamless beauty of production through his beats, Lanez has been on the come-up since he first started underground in 2010. His latest reveal, the captivating studio album titled I Told You, does nothing but unravel the journey the artist has undergone to get where he is. Lanez has been en route to rising above the...

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Active since: 2005 Discography: 3 Albums Last released material: Sadly she has not released new music since her third album came out in 2012, hopefully she puts something new out soon! Why she’s awesome: Her music is a great mix of sounds, each album feels both very different from the others yet still very much recognizably her.  The listener can map her progress as an artist easily across her three albums, from the twangy girl with a...

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Every Time I Die is a band that has aged like a fine red wine. With the release of the band’s eighth LP “Low Teens”, Every Time I Die has come back with a visceral right hook to the face of an album packed with a relentless track list that serves as a reminder of the volatility of life. Written primarily in the frigid winter months, Low teens exhibits ETID’s ability to constantly be evolving. Songs like...

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It’s a truly remarkable experience when an album you weren’t expecting too much out of quickly shoots to the top of your favorites list after just one listen. The record, “Love Lines,” by The Maytags, is one such example of these glorious, diamond in the rough, hidden gem discoveries. With a basic album cover consisting of only a pink background and simple white and grey script, this record will probably not be the first to catch your...

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