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A$AP Rocky’s swag delivers on ‘LongLiveA$AP’

After a year of hype and guest features in 2012, A$AP Rocky has released his awaited debut album, “LongLiveA$AP.” The album captures Rocky’s trill persona while delivering a wide range of recognizable musical features.

KRUA’s top 5, must-listen album picks of 2012

KRUA’s Felipe Godoy reviews the top five albums of 2012.

Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid m.A.A.d city” revival of West Coast hip-hop

Earlier this week 25 year-old, Kendrick Lamar, Compton, Calif., emcee, released his major label debut “good kid m.A.A.d. city.”

Jump into ‘Wild Race’ of life

After Dr. Dog visited Alaska a couple weeks ago, the Philadelphia-based band released a five track EP titled “Wild Race” Oct. 2 as a brief follow-up to their critically acclaimed album “Be The Void.” The highlight of the EP is last song and title track, “Wild Race.” The song begins with five quick strikes from […]

Album Review: Grizzly Bear strikes back

In my time as KRUA music manager, the station has never anticipated an album release quite like this. With countless days, sleepless nights and one amazing single, every Grizzly Bear fan had their dream come true last week. The Brooklyn-based band finally released their fourth studio album, “Shields.” Grizzly Bear is perhaps far more recognized […]

More of the same, but ‘Bloom’ still shines

Beach House is a Baltimore-based duo consisting of French-born Victoria Legrand and Baltimore native Alex Scally. In their short time together this dual of music genius have released an impressive catalog of what has been defined as their distinct sound of dream pop, now including their fourth album, “Bloom.” While Scally arranges all the music […]

Papa’s new album a fantastic find

This week, we’re reviewing Papa and their brand spankin’ new EP, “A Good Woman is Hard to Find.” Right away there are two things that need to be said about this record: First, it’s amazing, and second, it’s amazing. Although it’s only five tracks long, they are five solid ones. Papa is an alternative-indie band from […]

‘Blunderbuss’ a mediocre release

The White Stripes may have never had a bassist, and a lot of people aren’t big fans, but don’t lie; you’ve probably caught yourself mumbling the bass line to “Seven Nation Army” at least a couple times. Recently, Jack White released his first solo debut album, titled “Blunderbuss,” and it isn’t exactly your ninth grade White Stripes […]

The Shins latest album steps away from indie roots

This week, we’re going to take a look at The Shins’ new album, “Port of Morrow.” The Shins are an indie band originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but who now reside in Portland, Oregon. Lead by frontman James Mercer, (the band’s longest active member), the Shins bring an influx of indie, mid 80s rock feel, […]

Continually raising the bar

This week we reviewed the new Andrew Bird album “Break It Yourself,” and for all you indie heads out there that were fortunate enough to see him perform live over at the PAC back in November; this album screams you.

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