Inside Playdead’s “Inside”

Sarah Graham, Chattanooga, Tenn. – Danish indie developer Playdead has experienced massive success this summer after the release of “Inside,” the spiritual successor to their cult classic “Limbo.” “Inside” echoes “Limbo” in many ways while still feeling like an entirely new experience. Both feature young boys in the woods as their protagonist, running desperately in […]

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  • The Lumineers make comeback after four-year hiatus

    Anna Prater, Chattanooga, Tenn. – It took four years, but The Lumineers finally released their sophomore record, “Cleopatra,” on April 8. The band released their self-titled album in 2012 to instant success and acclaim, largely due to the overnight hit, “Ho Hey.” Almost as quickly as they reached popularity, they became the face of the […]

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  • Critic’s Corner: The best albums of 2015

    Anna Prater, Chattanooga, Tenn. – This was the year seasoned artists made comebacks and up-and-coming talents solidified their places in the hearts of critics. From sophomore standouts to records with years of anticipation, narrowing down this list to just five albums wasn’t an easy task. Sufjan Stevens – “Carrie & Lowell” Stevens’ long-awaited seventh studio […]

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    Critic’s Corner: The Front Bottoms

    By Anna Prater, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Many of us born in the 90s remember spending our angst-ridden teenage years listening to bands like Blink 182, Motion City Soundtrack and Jimmy Eat World. And while we may have moved past the days of brooding in dimly lit bedrooms, The Front Bottoms offer a modern take on the pop-punk […]

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  • Alabama Shakes glide through “Sound & Color”

    Anna Prater, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Alabama Shakes found the magic place where R&B meets rock n’ roll on their sophomore record, “Sound & Color.” For those familiar with the band, this probably seems like an obvious statement – their debut album, “Boys & Girls,” rocketed them to fame in 2012 as a band that grandparents and teenagers […]

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