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Down in The Weeds
Down in the Weeds

The tenth studio album by Bright Eyes is one that few would have expected to hear in 2020 after Connor Oburst said that The People’s Key (2011) would be the band’s last release, but after nearly a decade, and a large mess of current public and personal events, this album is a warm welcome back for the band.

Basement Featured Album of the Week: IDLES' Ultra Mono

Oct 19, 2020
IDLES Ultra Mono
IDLES

Not many bands are both as brash as they are positive as IDLES, and their newest release Ultra Mono is no different. They continue their streak of defeating social norms in a volatile, yet meaningful way; angry chants of anti-war kick off the album, and it refuses to slow down from there. They are not burdened by the meager criticisms of their critics, who say that the band churns out too many cliches. Joe Talbot approaches this criticism head-on, by releasing the single ‘Mr. Motivator’, a song all about cliches that make no sense.

Basement Featured Album of the Week: Bully's SUGAREGG

Oct 12, 2020
Bully's Sugaregg
Bully's Sugaregg

The featured album of the week is the grunge album SUGAREGG by Nashville based artist Bully. This third installment in the band’s strong, emotionally driven discography was brought into existence by the singer, songwriter, engineer, and producer of the band, Alicia Bognano. Bully began in Rosemount, Minnesota in 2015, and Bognano has always been the mind behind the music and lyrics; but SUGAREGG now marks the first time that she has worked under the bands name entirely as a solo entity.

Kid A
Radiohead

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its release, this week’s Featured Album on the Basement is
Radiohead’s Kid A.

The Avalanches'
The Avalanches'

This week’s Featured Album of the Week on the Basement is The Avalanches’ debut record,Since I Left You. This album was picked for this week in anticipation of the new Avalanchesalbum, We Will Always Love You, which was announced earlier this month and is the follow-upto their 2016 comeback album Wildflower. 

Protean Threat
Thee Oh Sees

Tune in to the Basement every week for our latest Album of the Week selection. This week we're featuring Thee Oh Sees new one, Protean Threat.

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KUMD Album Review: Real Estate-The Main Thing

Apr 17, 2020

Real Estate, the indie rock/dream pop band from New Jersey, is back with their latest album, The Main Thing, released February 28. With five albums spanning eleven years, Real Estate has proven themselves to be prolific and consistent.

KUMD Album Review: FKA Twigs-MAGDALENE

Apr 4, 2020

In her third studio album, FKA Twigs proves her ability to hold her own among the greats of her generation. Twigs built a following with her LP1 and LP2 album releases. On MAGDALENE, she improves upon all her genre-bending abilities, delivering a polished and cohesive effort.

KUMD Album Review: Texas Sun

Mar 27, 2020
Texas Sun
Texas Sun

  Khruangbin &  Leon Bridges - Texas Sun

KUMD Album Review: Stay Good

Mar 9, 2020
Brooklyn Funk Essential
Brooklyn Funk Essential

    Brooklyn Funk Essentials - Stay Good 

Stay Good is the fifth studio album from the New York City collective Brooklyn Funk Essentials.

KUMD Albm Review: Angel's Pulse

Feb 24, 2020

Angel’s Pulse is the fourth studio album from singer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer Dev Hynes. Professionally known as Blood Orange, the East London native has gained a following by effectively weaving together R&B, electronic dance, and gospel elements into his own unique musical niche. 

KUMD Album Review: uknowwhatimsayin¿

Feb 14, 2020
Danny Brown
Danny Brown uknowwhatimsayin

uknowwhatimsayin¿ is the 7th studio album from Detroit rapper, Danny Brown. The rapper is known for his distinct voice, energetic delivery, and provocative lyrics. With eleven tracks running just 33 minutes, this album is like a strong espresso shot of rap. With his energetic, infectious personality and bright ad libs, Brown delivers an album that is anything but boring. 

The hunt is OVER! The Golden 45 has been found!

Who will find the golden record? The Hunt for the Frozen 45 begins Sunday, February 16!

The UMD campus holds a secret hit record that gets lost once a year somewhere, find the disc, and bring it back to the KUMD station, located in the basement at 130 Humanities.

If you are the lucky winner you not only feel the great warmth that comes from being a winner but also $200 of gifts from UMD Stores!

KUMD Album Review: Kiwanuka

Feb 7, 2020
Kiwanuka
Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka

The album Kiwanuka is a triumphant return for the British singer/songwriter of the same name, first release since 2016’s, Love and Hate.

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