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Nianyi Hong

Nianyi Hong is a junior at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He is studying economics for the sole purpose of understanding why consumers still purchase records by Chad Kroeger and Nickelback. You can follow him on Twitter at @NHong13.


Thursday, June 28 2012

múm: Early Birds

While we might never again hear múm create the music that they did on their debut, thankfully Early Birds has produced some more material from that time.

Tuesday, May 15 2012

Belle and Sebastian: Late Night Tales Volume 2

There are situations when this is the perfect album to play, but it is limited in its scope.

Monday, April 23 2012

Black Dice: Mr. Impossible

Black Dice’s newest album sees them treading the line between noise and pop without conclusively choosing either.

Wednesday, March 14 2012

Disappears: Pre Language

Pre Language is frustrating not because it’s bad, but because it could be so much better.

Tuesday, March 6 2012

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour: Out of Frequency

The follow-up to their debut has the Asteroids Galaxy Tour creating one of the most stylistically impressive albums of the year; unfortunately, in terms of pure musical output, it falls short.

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