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Scene’s Best Albums of 2017

Scene’s Best Albums of 2017

, , , , , , , , , , and | Thursday, December 7, 2017

1. Kendrick Lamar — “DAMN.”  By Owen Lane Since April, a thought has been haunting the minds of many music fans: “When, if ever, will an album come along that can dethrone ‘DAMN.’?” Its existence impacted the way all following music releases have been received. Such is the incredible read more

‘Lady Bird’ Review

‘Lady Bird’ Review

| Friday, December 1, 2017

The diversity of human experience is vast, yet there is a fundamental commonality that binds us all. “Lady Bird” taps into this notion, and is able to perform the impressive act of crafting a universally appealing story by focusing on specific people, in a specific place, at a specific read more

Bjork’s “Utopia” projects a world of transgressive emotion, but dawdles

Bjork’s “Utopia” projects a world of transgressive emotion, but dawdles

| Thursday, November 30, 2017

Bjork’s highly-anticipated “Utopia” follows the Icelandic singer’s heartbreaking 2015 record “Vulnicura,” which documents the emotional fallout of her divorce from multimedia artist Matthew Barney. In stark contrast with the darker themes of her previous record — supplemented with apocalyptic production by Arca and the Haxan Cloak, ringing over an read more

‘Runaways’ Review

‘Runaways’ Review

| Thursday, November 30, 2017

Expansive, empty mansions sprawl across the Southern California landscape, housing moody teenagers squabbling with their parents. An unspoken tragic backstory clouds the sight of our six main characters. We see them shuffle through meaningless high school days, far from each other and the happiness they once shared. Can they read more

‘Justice League’ review: too much too soon

‘Justice League’ review: too much too soon

| Tuesday, November 28, 2017

What you think about “Justice League” will probably depend on what you expected from the film. If you go into the movie theater expecting to see a well-rounded film with both an engaging plot and complex characters, you’re going to be disappointed. But if you’re looking for explosions and read more