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Sunday 27 May 2012
Music

album review: birdy, self-titled

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Just after popping my copy of Birdy’s self-titled album into my MacBook’s mouth (I could almost hear it begging me to hurry up and feed it), it occurred to me that I had heard this angelic voice before and I couldn’t have been more right. Perhaps it is because this bright, young talent is something…
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Thursday 16 February 2012
Music

why i hate the grammys

Christine Campbell
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Every year in February, there is one cultural event that Americans look forward to with about three quarters as much as gusto as they do the Super Bowl. This Sunday night event is the annual Grammy awards, the pinnacle of American pop music – the night where musicians from every single genre come together to…
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Monday 26 December 2011
Music

top 5 albums of 2011, according to christine campbell

Christine Campbell
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Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues I love Fleet Foxes forever. I have a long history of being a huge fan girl for Fleet Foxes, but Helplessness Blues wins my number one spot because its mastery can stand completely alone from my bias. I simply can’t get enough of the harmonious, meticulously arranged, intelligent musicianship, rollercoaster…
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Sunday 14 August 2011
Music

live music review: bon iver, prospect park, 10 august 2011

Christine Campbell
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On August 10, 2011, I headed to Prospect Park (my favorite Brooklyn venue) for a sold out Bon Iver show. This band, led by the sensitive “bear hipster” falsetto-voiced Justin Vernon, has been one of my favorites for a couple years now. I was drawn in by the overall intensity of 2007’s For Emma, Forever…
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Friday 1 July 2011
Music

album review: bon iver, bon iver

Christine Campbell
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I first got into Bon Iver back in the summer of 2009. I started listening to the band while I was living in London because one of my best friends in Arizona sent me a video and I read that lead singer Justin Vernon recorded the majority of masterpiece, For Emma, Forever Ago, in his…
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Thursday 13 January 2011
Music Opinion

album review: kanye west, my beautiful dark twisted fantasy

Christine Campbell
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I ignored My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for a long time because honestly, I’m pretty sick of Kanye West’s antics. Sure, I enjoy College Dropout and Late Registration every now and again and even saw him perform at my alma mater back in 2008. I used to bump Graduation with the best of them. I…
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