88.5 KURE FM | Ames Alternative

Latest News

killer-mike-el-p-run-the-jewels-ii-lp-lead

Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2

Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2 Reviewed By: Daniel Baldus Rating: 9.5/10 Run the Jewels 2 bangs. The word “bangs” perfectly encompasses everything Run the Jewels is and what they are trying to be. It all started in 2012, when legendary hip-hop producer and rapper El-P (If Cannibal[...]

Gif_3Covers_Rotating

Hail Mary Mallon – Bestiary

Hail Mary Mallon – Bestiary Reviewed By: Daniel Baldus Rating: 9/10 As painful as it might be to admit, sometimes rap music takes itself too seriously. For a genre with roots in flowing fun rhymes over smooth dance music, many of its modern interpretations feature heavy-handed morals delivered through oppressive[...]

yzneuceyglvg4q4zzedxpysp0wbw9ik6apf4p6c703k

Crying – Get Olde / Second Wing

Crying- Get Olde / Second Wind Reviewed By: Ethan Carney   Rating: 7/10 Let me preface this review by saying that I really like video games, especially the eight bit and sixteen bit games of the past. I like video games so much that I think I’m ready to say[...]

FlamingLips

Review: The Flaming Lips – With a Little Help from My Fwends

The Flaming Lips – With a Little Help from My Fwends Reviewed by Alex McCullough Rating: 7.5/10             The Flaming Lips are perhaps the most prolific and acclaimed psychedelic band of the last 20 years. The group began making music in the mid-80s and have released scads of strange and[...]

fromindianlakes-absentsounds

Review: From Indian Lakes – Absent Sounds

From Indian Lakes – Absent Sounds By Dan Chapman Rating: 9/10 If one word were to be used to describe From Indian Lakes, it’s passion. They are a band that pours their very soul into writing and touring and have certainly evoked said passion in their most recent album, Absent[...]