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Colin Fitzgerald

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Features

Tuesday, March 31 2015

This Is Our New Song: 'The Bends' and the Reformation of Alternative Rock

The Bends was the genesis of Radiohead’s perceptive, forward-thinking tendencies, which would go on to inspire countless musicians in myriad ways.


Wednesday, November 12 2014

Kicked Out of a Building That Then Collapsed: An Interview With Travis Morrison

The veteran indie singer-songwriter discusses the past, present, and future of the Dismemberment Plan, how D'Angelo and Pearl Jam influenced their music, and what it's like to grow up making records.


Monday, August 18 2014

The Blissful Simplicity of Indie Rock

The goal of indie rock is to make something real, even at the expense of decades of music tradition.


Tuesday, August 5 2014

Thrift Shop: Finding Balance in the Free-to-Play Game Market

Hearthstone offers a Free-to-Play model that Candy Crush Saga and Tetris Blitz have only claimed to do.


Reviews

Thursday, April 16 2015

Tyler, The Creator: Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb is the first time in a long time that we’ve gotten to see Tyler grow up at all, but is it too much to ask for this 24-year-old man to mature a little faster?


Wednesday, April 15 2015

Lapalux: Lustmore

Lustmore is a widescreen vision narrowed by delicate sonic focus that, unlike so much beat music, commands attention.


Tuesday, April 7 2015

Toro y Moi: What For?

Chaz Bundick turns his restless dissatisfaction into artistic fuel on Toro y Moi's psychedelic fourth album.


Sunday, April 5 2015

Dutch Uncles: O Shudder

Dutch Uncles' fourth album is slightly more pop-oriented and immediate than previous efforts but still bound to the band’s abstract vision.


Tuesday, March 31 2015

Death Grips: The Powers That B

While the layers of their enigma are gradually peeled away, Death Grips still show how relentlessly messy and fascinating they can be on their first double-album.


Mourn: Mourn [8.Mar.15]
Dntel: Human Voice [25.Sep.14]
Trey Songz: Trigga [13.Aug.14]

Blogs

Tuesday, February 17 2015

Never-Ending Story: The Role of Gameplay in Modern Adventure Games

By prioritizing storytelling in video games, developers inadvertently send the signal that gameplay innovation is less important to the growing medium.


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