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Music Review: Jason Vitelli – ‘Head Above Tide’ Offers Little to Recommend

Head Above Tide

'Head Above Tide' lacks structure. Lank themes, disproportionate rhythms, and unusual harmonic mannerisms come across as perplexing conglomerations of theorizing discords. The music is pensive and melancholy, dry and lifeless, probably because it’s too complex, too intricate, and too intellectual.

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Music Preview: Arden and the Wolves – ‘Who Can You Trust’ EP Dishes Out Luscious Darkwave Energy

Arden and the Wolves

'Who Can You Trust' is better than good and approaches excellence. The darkwave/pop/rock melodies present a beguiling luster, while the rhythms project heady infectious attributes. The combination of undulant melodies and Arden’s delectable voice makes 'Who Can You Trust' enjoyable listening.

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Retro Modern: The Cranberries – ‘Something Else’

'Something Else' isn't about reinvention in the purest sense, but reimagination. It shows that The Cranberries are willing (and able) to retrofit their formidable canon, and that's not something every recording act is capable of 25 years into their career.

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