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Music: Is will.i.am’s ‘#willpower’ brilliant, awful or both?

Music: Is will.i.am’s ‘#willpower’ brilliant, awful or both?

Yimeng Han

April 19, 2013

Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we listened to an album from will.i.am, purveyor of hip-hop. Smitha’s take: “#willpower” works. I did not expect that. To be very clear, I am not a will.i.am....

Music: ‘Paramore’ an innovative resurgence

Music: ‘Paramore’ an innovative resurgence

Yashashree Pisolkar

April 11, 2013

Mixed Reviews is a feature in which we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. Here, we review Paramore’s latest album “Paramore.” Anjali’s take: “Still Into You” after a strong comeback Considering that the last time I’d listened to Para...

Music: Does ‘Amok’ live up to expectations?

Music: Does ‘Amok’ live up to expectations?

AlexaTheaSuarez

February 27, 2013

Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we listened to a highly anticipated album "Amok" from Atoms For Peace. Yimeng’s take: Experimental, electronic, excellent Before I start my review, a disclaim...

Music: Does ‘bastards’ sound like Bjork?

Music: Does ‘bastards’ sound like Bjork?

Smitha Gundavajhala

February 6, 2013

Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we listened to an album from Bjork, mistress of weirdness. Yimeng’s take: If it’s not Bjork, don’t fix it Bjork is known for creating avant-garde music t...