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The student news site of Londonderry High School

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Classic Review: Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf (2002)

Classic Review: Queens of the Stone Age – ‘Songs for the Deaf’ (2002)

Joe Conry, Reporter
February 4, 2016
While the majority of this album is made up of the hard rock/desert rock jams that Queens is best known for, it's the songs where they go offbeat from their normal style that really stand out. The best example of this being the closing track “Mosquito Song”, an eerie folk ballad featuring a multitude of instruments including accordion, brass and string sections, piano, and of course acoustic guitar. Clashing symbols, quivering vocals, and a false ending give “Mosquito Song” an epic feeling unlike any other track on the album.
Classic Review: Miles Davis - In a Silent Way (1969)

Classic Review: Miles Davis – In a Silent Way (1969)

Conor Battles, Editor-in-Chief, Arts & Entertainments Editor
November 9, 2015
The early roots of 'Bitches Brew' can be found on 'In a Silent Way,' a mere year's time before the former would be released.
Classic Review: Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)

Classic Review: Aphex Twin – ‘Selected Ambient Works 85-92’ (1992)

Conor Battles, Editor-in-Chief, Arts & Entertainments Editor
October 18, 2015
At the heart of 'Selected Ambient Works' is a sense of atmosphere that is unrivaled in electronic music of the era.
Classic Review - The Microphones: The Glow, Pt. 2 (2001)

Classic Review – The Microphones: ‘The Glow, Pt. 2’ (2001)

Conor Battles, Editor-in-Chief, Arts & Entertainments Editor
September 28, 2015
At once a radical experiment in loud-quiet-loud dynamics and an intensely personal exploration of the self, The Glow, Pt. 2 stands out well over a decade past its release as a landmark in indie music.
Canadian post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor merges the familiar with the unknown on Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

Classic Review 8/5/15: Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven’

Evaluating a post-rock landmark
Conor Battles, Editor-in-Chief, Arts & Entertainments Editor
August 5, 2015
Godspeed You! Black Emperor is perhaps the foremost post-rock band in the roughly two decades the subgenre has existed.
One of several different covers released for Illinois. The central image of Superman has been replaced by balloons or simply left blank on later releases of the album.

Classic Review 7/29/15: Sufjan Stevens – ‘Illinois’

Unraveling a nostalgic, beautiful indie opus
Conor Batttles, Editor in Chief
July 29, 2015
A quasi-conceptual album, Stevens weaves a series of unrelated tales centered in or concerning the state of Illinois, telling the story of the region in a way that is entirely unique and wholly refreshing even a decade on after its release.
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