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Concept-driven, flippin’ awesome.

I set out expecting to write about how disappointing it is when amazing artists kind of fall by the wayside, and stop putting music out. Originally this section was supposed to be devoted to doing album reviews of, you know, current NEW albums. But let’s face it, I’m not that cool, I tend to find out about things way later than everyone else. I also tend to tangent when I need to focus, like I tried listening to music that came out this week, but then realized all I wanted to do was put the Solillaquists of Sound on repeat and write about them. My friend and former roommate lent me their CD No More Heroes while we were living together, knowing that I would like it and oh man, do I ever. No matter how many times I listen to it I find something else that sparks me. Not only are the Solillas super smart and talented, but Heroes does something that I really respect, it calls for people to empower themselves, for individual action. Something that is especially important in these times where inaction can seem like a viable option, we have to remember the passions that drive us and not wait around for a hero to make everything all right.

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