Cry Cry Cry | Wolf Parade Album Review by James Kendall Wolf Parade return after a seven-year hiatus with Cry Cry Cry. It’s a solid alternative-rock album that doesn’t stray too far from their established sound but still feels fresh. My favorites are: “You’re Dreaming,” “Incantation,” “Valley Boy,” and “Lazarus Online.” Check out my review from Read more about Cry Cry Cry | Wolf Parade[…]
I Tell A Fly | Benjamin Clementine Album Review by James Kendall “In little words – it’s a story about two wandering flies finding fleet. I am neither a politician nor prophet but, an artist who creates to only entertain is no better than a con. I hope this album fulfills its purpose.” – Benjamin Read more about I Tell A Fly | Benjamin Clementine[…]
Haiku From Zero | Cut Copy Album Review by James Kendall Cut Copy return with their best album since 2008’s In Ghost Colours. Haiku is a fun album full of jams that don’t let up at any point; the whole album just really works front to back. My favorites are: “Standing In The Middle of The Field,” Read more about Haiku From Zero | Cut Copy[…]
American Dream | LCD Soundsystem Album Review by James Kendall “Look what happened when you were dreaming, then punch yourself in the face.” – James Murphy on “American Dream.” James Murphy and co. have returned after their announced breakup back in 2011 after a monstrous final show in Madison Square Garden. Following his work on Read more about American Dream | LCD Soundsystem[…]
Beast Epic | Iron & Wine Album Review by James Kendall A return to form for Iron & Wine, Beast Epic is the indie-folk record of the year for anyone looking to serenade their ear-holes. Sam Beam ditches the big band sound of his past few albums and brings back the charm of the simpler folk Read more about Beast Epic | Iron & Wine[…]
Everything Now | Arcade Fire Album Review by James Kendall The follow-up to their excellent concept album from 2012, Reflektor, Arcade Fire returns with Everything Now, their most diverse and fun album yet. Check out the review from Edge Essentials Episode 6 and then Episode 5 where we played multiple tracks from the album! Tracks used in the Read more about Everything Now | Arcade Fire[…]
Pleasure | Feist Review by James Kendall Here’s a short review of Feist’s Pleasure, taken from Edge Essentials Episode 2 (7.7.17). Tracks used in the review: “Any Party” & “Pleasure.” Here’s the music video for “Century,” which is my favorite track off the album. This video is also a contender for my favorite music video of the Read more about Pleasure | Feist[…]
City Of No Reply | Amber Coffman Review by James Kendall Here’s a brief review of City Of No Reply by Amber Coffman taken from “Edge Essentials.*” *Taken from “Edge Essentials” episode 1 (aired 6.30.17). Here’s the music video for “No Coffee” off the album.
Volcano | Temples Review by James Kendall Here’s a brief review of Volcano by Temples taken from “Edge Essentials*,” as well as the track “Born Into The Sunset.” *Taken from “Edge Essentials” episode 1 (aired 6.30.17). Here’s the music video for “Certainty” off the album.
Episode 1 – 6.30.17 “Edge Essentials,” hosted by our Music Manager James Kendall, is a show dedicated to delivering the best music KRUA has to offer directly to your ear-holes. In the first episode, James explains the format for the show and jumps right into the tunes! He also reviews two albums: Volcano by Temples and City Read more about Edge Essentials | 6.30.17 | Episode 1[…]