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The Vanderbilt Melodores - Rain Check

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 04:00
We've all come to an understanding that most collegiate a cappella albums are a huge mixed bag of material. Even so, Rain Check is certainly in the running for the most random this-and-that on any...

Recording Review: Redline's "Inbound"

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 17:10
Formed in 2007, Redline is a Boston-based all-male a cappella group and founding member of CASA’s Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL).  In November 2011, they released their debut CD, Inbound...

Germantown Friends School A Cappella - The Blue and White Album

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 04:00
I called GFS' last album Vinyl an "evolution" as opposed to a step forward. On that album the group had clearly taken a few risks: some were improvements, while others came out a little rough. I'm...

Extreme Measures (University of Connecticut) - Generation EX

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 04:00
The overall "3" given to Generation EX from Extreme Measures of the University of Connecticut labels it as "average" but it might just as easily be labeled "typical". That is, possessing of the same...

Recording Review: “Fresh Aire” by The Dartmouth Aires

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 11:14
As of the writing of this article, the Dartmouth Aires are in the “final four” groups of “The Sing-Off”, and are the sole surviving single-gendered group out of the initial 16. That’s pretty...

Starving Artists - Order Up!

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 04:00
Hip hip hooray! The Starving Artists have finally come to play!

UPenn Shabbatones - Shabbaholics

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 04:00
The U. Penn Shabbatones explode out of the gate with the hard rockin' Hebrew ballad Ashem, a kind of cross between the growing intensity of eminem's Lose Yourself and the super-tuned, syllabic...

The Colgate Resolutions - Monday Night Club

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 04:00
I didn't review the Resolutions' 2006 effort Off The Record, so I can't speak first hand to how far they have or have not come since that effort. But based on the reviews of my RARB colleagues, the...

Town Criers - Come Alive

Monday, January 2, 2012 - 04:00
These are a bunch of high school guys? Whoa. Heard blind, I would have put this group at solidly post-collegiate, on the other end of the a cappella arc. Maybe it's the mixing and mastering, maybe...

Troy Tones - Out Of Control

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 04:00
2006's Goodnight! had an average RARB score of "1.7". 2008's Too Soon? delivered a vastly improved average of "3.3". 2010's Out Of Control continues the Troy Tones' path to improvement while...