Articles by Noah Lamprecht

A ‘Beautiful’ blast from the past

If you don’t know why Paul Simon releasing a new album is important, keep reading, but scold yourself later. If you don’t know why Paul Simon releasing a new album that is as relevant and powerful as anything he has ever done is significant, stop reading: I don’t have enough words left to appropriately admonish…

‘Where We Begin’ a comfortable, quiet nostalgia

JCU ‘09 alum Sam Brenner releases first album on iTunes

The New Strokes: Democracy in action

You can do a lot with five years. The Strokes have chosen not to do drugs anymore. Having moved beyond the stereotypical rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle that was admittedly ruining their music and the band, their new record, “Angles,” sees them reinventing and rediscovering the music that made them rock stars in the first place.…

Radiohead’s return to nature for ‘The King of Limbs’

Album Review: Radiohead "The King of Limbs" gets 5 out 5 rating

Candy Cane Children: Remembering The White Stripes

EULOGY - The White Stripes

Recycling: Good for aluminum, bad for Cake

Dear Cake, I’m bored.  If I were allowed to turn in four-word reviews that would be the best way to describe my reaction to Cake’s newest album “Showroom of Compassion.”  There was a seven-year gap between Showroom’s Jan. 11 release and the band’s previous album, but I’m starting to question what John McCrea and company…

Kanye West: channel surfer, Bon Iver fan, social critic, genius

If you’re stuck in the frame of mind that Kanye West is a loud-mouthed idiot who isn’t worth the time of day “I’ma let you finish” your rant, but he just released one of the best hip-hop albums of all time.  He’s no fun at an awards show but he’s amazing in a recording studio.…

Matt and Kim’s ‘Sidewalks’: Still Matt & Kim, still unavoidably catchy, still a welcome change

Matt and Kim have come out with a new album, and it doesn’t include “Daylight,” their breakthrough hit that was stuck in your head last year. If you can handle that missing song you’re in for a treat because this record more than makes up for not having “Daylight” all over again. Matt Johnson and…

‘The Age of Adz’: A shocking new Sufjan

Sufjan Stevens has a lot to live up to. He is after all the artist who at one point was planning to make an album for each of the 50 states and claims to be able to fold a fitted sheet. Superpowers aside, his music has earned him a following that loves his folk-soaked, layered…

Of Montreal: ‘False Priest’: 13 tracks of terrible

There are plenty of reasons to wish it was still 2004. “Hey! Arnold” was still being aired, there was a thrilling presidential race to ignore, and Of Montreal was still good.  But in the last six years Kevin Barnes has developed a problem. He’s forgotten that there’s a difference between making idiosyncratic, off-the-wall-awesome pop albums…