Review: Kanye’s ‘Late Registration’ Gets Mixed Grades
2005 / Music

Review: Kanye’s ‘Late Registration’ Gets Mixed Grades

Kanye West has had an exciting past couple of weeks. He was on the cover of Time magazine, topped the Billboard album charts, and succeeded in stealing the show with his performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards. Oh, and he slammed President George W. Bush on live TV during a Hurricane Katrina charity-athon. Controversy aside, David weighs in on whether his new album merits the headlines. Continue reading

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Review: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Shifts Gears
2005 / Music

Review: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Shifts Gears

Once easily pigeonholed as diehard New Wave rawkers, Black Rebel Motorcycle have changed their tune on their record, “Howl,” wholeheartedly embracing folk-blues influences. In the process, the group dumped their drummer and had a high-profile falling out with their label. Soundbytes weighs in whether the drama makes for great listening. Continue reading