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Richard Giraldi

Richard Giraldi is a Chicago-based writer, musician and graduate student at Loyola University Chicago’s Digital Media and Storytelling Program. He’s the founder/editor of Chicago indie rock website LoudLoopPress.com, which was voted Best Local Music Blog in the Chicago Reader from 2010 to 2013. Additionally, he has written about and reviewed music for the Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago and ALARM Magazine.


Reviews

Tuesday, October 21 2014

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz: Tyranny

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz get weird on Tyranny, but weird doesn't automatically mean quality.


Thursday, October 2 2014

Yawn: Love Chills

On Love Chills, Yawn ditches the samples and synth play for a more instrument-driven and mature approach, which results in their best record yet.


Monday, September 15 2014

Electric Würms: Musik, die Schwer zu Twerk

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd's new project is a solid attempt at arty prog-rock, but in the end, they just can't shake sounding like the Flaming Lips.


Tuesday, August 19 2014

Mark Lanegan Band: No Bells on Sunday EP

The Mark Lanegan Band's first official release since 2012 is, unfortunately, a lackluster and unfocused affair.


Sunday, August 17 2014

Eyehategod: Eyehategod

After a 14-year absence, New Orleans sludge-metal outfit Eyehategod return with their most brutal and best record yet.


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