Music

Hesitation Marks

by: Heather Fawn An ardent NIN fan digs into their latest, Hesitation Marks, an album that encompasses their entire career, satisfying the hardcores, while also…

Run The Jewels

by: Tom Rau and Michael Shields Two of Across the Margin’s longtime contributors break down EL-P and Killer Mike’s Run the Jewels tour…. Its been…

Ruby Red

by: Michael Shields We take a quick look at one of this year’s most pleasant surprises: The Love Language’s ‘Ruby Red’….. If you’ve ever stumbled…

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The First Rays

By Chris Thompson The surprising influence of a genre on one of the greatest musicians of our time…. When I was a senior in college,…

Best Songs of 2013 (So Far)

There’s been so much amazing music released as of late that it’s coming at us from almost every direction. The Editors at Across the Margin…

Branching Out

by: Douglas Grant A fan’s loyalty ofttimes becomes challenged when an artist chooses to take risks. We ask…..Is this fair? Fandom is a strange phenomenon….

Bathing in Falsetto

by: Michael Shields A look back at a decade of music that finds me here today bathing in falsetto. How I grew to love Bon Iver…….

Mistaken For Strangers

by: Michael Shields A new documentary takes you on the road with The National, while exploring what it means to be brothers…. Tom Berninger is…

Ironman — Gold Edition

by: Michael Shields A true classic gets a makeover…… It’s rare that a hip-hop track will incite the sort of emotion I experienced the first…

Lysandre

by: Michael Shields Christopher Owens opens up his heavy heart on his solo debut, Lysandre….. Artists have released concept albums to varying degrees of success…

The Namesake

by: Michael Shields In homage to one of the greatest albums of all time… I am a stitch in an online thread. A thread, as…