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Week 57: MARVIN GAYE (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

6 Sep 2021 15 minute read 0 comments jozefkrichards

A dynamic and diverse career, Marvin Gaye was a master of many styles and genres. He was sensual. He was sensitive. He was soft-spoken, and a dreamer, and reflective. He was the center of attention. He is behind some of music's greatest songs and alb...

Week 56: THE FLAMING LIPS (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

4 Sep 2021 16 minute read 2 comments jozefkrichards

Few rock bands have ever provided live shows as memorable as The Flaming Lips do, and since 1983, they've recorded over 20 studio albums worth of music to fill them with. An accidental discovery of their 10th studio album in 2002, Yoshimi Battles the...

Week 55: THE BEACH BOYS (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

3 Sep 2021 13 minute read 4 comments jozefkrichards

Their fun, carefree, summer sound made them famous, and their harmonies are among the best ever, but it was their introspective and thoughtful compositions that made them acclaimed as well. I liked their radio hits well enough growing up, but it was...

Week 54: WU-TANG CLAN (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

1 Sep 2021 10 minute read 0 comments jozefkrichards

The RZA, the GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah and the Method Man, and Masta Killa (and later Cappadonna as well) form like Voltron to make up the greatest group in hip hop, the ones with witty, unpredi...

Week 53: SAM COOKE (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

31 Aug 2021 8 minute read 0 comments jozefkrichards

One of the most gifted, charismatic singers of all time, Sam Cooke was also an incredible songwriter and his soulful style and passionate, inventive re-workings of the classics made him the father of a whole genre of music to follow, fittingly referr...

Behind The Frame Review: A Ghibli-Inspired Game About Art

30 Aug 2021 2 minute read 3 comments Ghostcat

I do enjoy watching the occasional Ghibli movie, and something is relaxing about it. Whether is those colorful nature scenes, or just characters finding joy in the most mundane. Apparently, I´m not the only one, as someone was inspired to create a ga...

Week 52: DAVID WISE (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

30 Aug 2021 9 minute read 0 comments jozefkrichards

As video game consoles came into their own in the 1990s, their soundtracks did as well. Composers like David Wise pushed the hardware to its limits every bit as much as the programmers did, and a new sub-genre of music was born. Wise's most well-know...

[REVIEW] Aliens: Fireteam Elite - Do you like Aliens? Than you'll like this! And that's not a bad thing!

29 Aug 2021 2 minute read 0 comments m3ss

I'm going to cut right to the chase here for you: Aliens Fireteam Elite doesn't reinvent the wheel but is really fun to play. It's not the highest quality game ever so it costs $39.99 and, to me, that feels really fair. I grew up on Aliens and, for...

Week 51: PINK FLOYD (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

28 Aug 2021 7 minute read 2 comments jozefkrichards

Responsible for some of the most popular and well-regarded rock albums of all time, Pink Floyd would at first seem an unlikely candidate for such wide-spread appeal. Their albums rarely featured anything resembling hit singles, instead, more common w...

Week 50: FOSTER THE PEOPLE (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

27 Aug 2021 5 minute read 0 comments jozefkrichards

What is "pop" and what is "alternative" fluctuates from era to era. Nonetheless, Foster the People might just be both anyways. By 2010, alternative rock was no longer simply the garage band itself, it was instead the app, Garage Band. Songs weren't j...