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Joshua Pringle

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I am a novelist, journalist and singer living in Los Agneles. Although I also write prose and political articles, my pieces on this site focus mostly on music—album and concert reviews—with the occasional film commentary. You can visit my personal website at www.joshuapringle.com.

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  • Grimes - Art Angels: 2015 Album of the Year
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    Grimes - Art Angels: 2015 Album of the Year

    11 months ago

    Grimes gives us 14 tracks of sparkling, original artpop with her new album, Art Angels.

  • Lollapalooza 2013 Review
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    Lollapalooza 2013 Review

    3 years ago

    Nine Inch Nails to Phoenix, Chicago's three-day music festival keeps you running.

  • The Joy Formidable Is Amazing Live
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    The Joy Formidable Is Amazing Live

    3 years ago

    This review is about The Joy Formidable. But first I have to talk about Muse for a minute. We saw Muse this past Monday at Madison Square Garden. It was my sixth time seeing them – second time seeing them at the...

  • Take Shelter
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    Take Shelter

    3 years ago

    If you're in the mood to guzzle caffeine and throw popcorn down your throat, this is not the movie for you. Take Shelter (2011) moves at a very slow, deliberate pace. The power of the movie comes partly from that pace,...

  • Bat for Lashes: 2012 Album of the Year
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    Bat for Lashes: 2012 Album of the Year

    3 years ago

    I can't stop listening to Bat for Lashes' latest album, The Haunted Man. In a year that brought with it some disappointing albums from artists I really like – Bloc Party, Passion Pit, Deftones, Regina Spektor,...

  • Coachella in Review
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    Coachella in Review

    5 years ago

    Art installation at Coachella 2011. (Photo: Joshua Pringle) For those who haven't heard of it, the Coachella music festival is a three-day event in the desert of Southern California, a once-a-year utopia that plays...

  • Methadone for The Jezabels
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    Methadone for The Jezabels

    5 years ago

    The Jezabels at the Bowery Ballroom on March 13: Hayley Mary, vocals; Heather Shannon, keyboards; Nik Kaloper, drums; Samuel Lockwood, guitar. (Photos: Joshua Pringle) This past Saturday I went to see a band play that...

  • The Bleeding Edge
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    The Bleeding Edge

    6 years ago

    In what will definitely go down as one of the best weeks in my personal music history, I had the luxury of seeing three bands in five days that I consider to be on the bleeding edge of the music industry:...

  • Green Zone
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    Green Zone

    6 years ago

    Green Zone is a great action/intrigue movie. It works on all the entertainment and artistic levels. Paul Greengrass applies the same laser-like attention to detail he did with The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne...

  • High Violet
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    High Violet

    6 years ago

    The band The National has been around longer than people realize.  Their latest, High Violet, is their fifth—and arguably their best—album. For a decade they've been snaking their way into the...

  • Florence and the Machine
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    Florence and the Machine

    6 years ago

    Do me a favor. Don't tell anyone about the band Florence and the Machine. They're still fairly unknown in the States, and I'd like to keep it that way. They can be as big as they want in the UK, but next time they...

  • Atoms for Peace
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    Atoms for Peace

    6 years ago

    When I first heard Thom Yorke's solo album The Eraser—when it was released in 2006—it sounded like a mess. Spacey electronic beats seemed to meander aimlessly, without any memorable vocal patterns to bring...

  • Capitalism
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    Capitalism

    7 years ago

    Bill Maher recently told Michael Moore that he is "the tribune of the people." I think that's spot on. Moore has put himself out there once again to bring us a very real depiction of what's happening in the...

  • YYY
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    YYY

    7 years ago

    If you’ve read anything about the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s latest release, It’s Blitz!, you probably learned that the answer to that question is Karen O. As the band’s singer, she made the executive...

  • Safe Trip Home
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    Safe Trip Home

    7 years ago

    After five years without a new album, I was expecting more from the British siren. With Dido's first album, No Angel, she handled the arrangement and production so well, the studio told her to just keep doing what she's...

  • Benjamin Button
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    Benjamin Button

    5 years ago

    When I first heard the premise for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, I was skeptical. I'm not a fan of sci-fi or any kind of film that takes you away from reality, so I wasn't sure how I would feel about the leap of...

  • Return of Portishead
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    Return of Portishead

    7 years ago

    In an interview last year, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth said the biggest mistake he and his band mates made was not breaking up. Had they done so, and then reunited, he said he would have probably arrived for the...

  • 2008 Album of the Year
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    2008 Album of the Year

    7 years ago

    2007 offered plenty to be excited about. Radiohead released a sophisticated new album. Arcade Fire's Neon Bible, in my minority opinion, blew their first release out of the water. But this last year has been a flood of...

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