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Monday, January 26th, 2015, 12:34 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 8/10
 
AC/DC has almost literally been making the same album since 1980. Their most recent, last year’s “Rock or Bust,” peaked at No. 1 in 11 countries. They’re still singing about intensity, deviance and making rock …


Monday, January 26th, 2015, 12:18 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Kanye West is the biggest megalomaniac in the game, so it’s not a shocker that he’s been working hard on making 2015 the year of ’Ye.
 
On Dec. 31, 2014, he released “Only One,” which features Paul …


Sunday, January 18th, 2015, 11:46 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 7
The term “remix” is severely misleading. According to the linguistic structure of the word, a remix should involve taking the already-recorded components of a recording and arranging them in a different way, perhaps panning the …


Sunday, January 18th, 2015, 11:20 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Like the vast arctic tundra that Orono has become recently, so too has the musical landscape of 2015. Thankfully, things have started to pick up and some hopefully-great releases are slated from now until March, when …


Sunday, December 7th, 2014, 11:24 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

As of this writing, my iTunes library contains 6,865 songs from 702 albums by 441 artists from 55 genres. If I started listening to my library now and played it continuously from start to end, I …


Sunday, December 7th, 2014, 11:20 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 6.5
For a musician not doing much in the way of making music nowadays, Billy Corgan has remained part of the American consciousness, despite participating in no notable undertakings since 1998’s “Adore,” and even that saw …


Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, 5:59 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Faith No More is expected to release their first album since 1997 at some point in 2015, and to tease the record, they’ve released a new single, provocatively titled “Motherf—er.” The song’s fine, but that’s not …


Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 11:33 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Indie weirdo Ariel Pink has a new album, “pom pom,” out today, so over the past month or two, he’s been in full-blown publicity mode, making noise on whatever channel he can be heard on.
In late …


Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 11:28 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Stand-up comedian Steve Rannazzisi, best known as Kevin MacArthur from the FX fantasy football-centric comedy “The League,” visited the Collins Center for the Arts on Monday night, performing a set that spanned topics from the attention …


Monday, November 10th, 2014, 12:04 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 8
Parquet Courts are the finest example of what “the American Dream” would mean if the idea was initially thought of in modern times, as the green haze of legalization sweeps the country and possibilities for …