Top 15

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90 FM’s Top 15 Albums of 2016 Here’s a comprehensive list of our favorite albums of 2016. We got a group of music heads together and poured our hearts out on this one. Consider it representative of indie and college radio scenes, but also of Stevens Point and the world at large. To all of […]

Music Review- Schmilco by Wilco

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Artist: Wilco Album: Schmilco Reviewed By: Jonah Arbet Schmilco is Wilco’s 10th studio album. A great album title which happens to be a nod to Harry Nilsson’s Nilsson Schmilsson. Schmilco is a set of songs recorded during the same sessions of their previous album, 2015’s Star Wars.  While Star Wars sees the band cultivating rambunctious […]

Music Review- 22-A Million by Bon Iver

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Album: 22 – A Million Artist: Bon Iver Reviewed by: Sarah Scott At the end of Bon Iver’s second album, there was an experiment with more heavily processed vocals, “Beth/Rest”, tucked at the close of the project.  Almost an afterthought five years ago, this style of vocal is fully explored on “22 – A Million”.  […]

Music Review – How To Sell Your Soul

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Album: How To Sell Your Soul Artist: Lox Chatterbox Reviewed By: Sebastian Nowicki In September of 2016, Lox Chatterbox brought us his album How to Sell your Soul. Tracks on this album feature trap beats with EDM melodies and other elements, such as the whimsical tomorrowland-esque female vocals on “Sell your Soul.” This artist stood out […]

Music Review – My Woman by Angel Olsen

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Artist: Angel Olsen Album: My Woman Reviewed By: Monica Swinick MY WOMAN is proof that Angel Olsen continues to uncover and convey the unknown, yet somehow understood truths of lonesomeness and romance; with the same ethereal voice that is both fervent and introverted. “Intern” opens the album and branches out of Olsen’s norm with synth, […]

Kishi Bashi Music Review

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Album: Sonderlust Artist: Kishi Bashi Reviewed By: Will Robbins Kishi Bashi’s third studio album Sonderlust premiered to the world on September 16th with a far different sound than we are used to. Kishi Bashi’s prior works relied heavily on multi-instrumental arrangements and his talent as a violinist and as a composer, while Sonderlust takes a […]

Music Review: ‘Five Tears’ by Babes

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 Babes is a band of family members from Los Angeles, California who officially emerged on the scene in 2014. The band released its untitled debut EP on Oct. 30, and it has become known as “Five Tears” from the colorful teardrop designs on the otherwise white cover. The album could easily be marketed as a […]

Music Review: ‘In Deepest Blue’ by Joshua Hyslop

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Since his first EP “Cold Wind” was released in November, Joshua Hyslop has focused the messages of his music around hope and positivity, and his newest album “In Deepest Blue” is no exception to that trend. Hyslop is quoted saying the deepest blue is meant to be “the calmness we all have” and “the hope […]

Music Review – ‘Teens of Style’ by Car Seat Headrest

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Matador Records recently gained one of the shinier gems of the contemporary lo-fi scene: Car Seat Headrest, the project of Will Toledo, a young and introspective singer songwriter. Car Seat’s debut studio album, “Teens of Style,” has a professionally recorded feel, but Toledo didn’t stray far from his past. “Teens of Style” maintains classic lo-fi […]

Music Review – ‘Leave Me Alone’ by Hinds

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“Leave Me Alone” is the debut full-length album from the Madrid-based band Hinds, formerly named Deers. Carlotta Cosials and Ana Perrote on vocals and guitar, Ade Martin on bass, and Amber Grimbergen on drums make up this surf-rock outfit. “Leave Me Alone” is a story of young love and misadventures, with everything from on-again-off-again romance […]