Author: Graham Wall

I'm a U of S alumnus with a B.A. in Sociology (minor in Philosophy). For a time, I was an editor and contributor to In Medias Res, a liberal arts journal published by St. Thomas More College. You can find a link to my personal blog below, where I zealously write about God, society, and art. I enjoy a plethora of musical genres, some of which include: emo, classical, post-hardcore, hip-hop, downtempo, and metal.

May 15, 2018

April 17, 2018

March 15, 2018

REVIEW : Fighting Jacks - Decade

Don’t listen to this album if you want to feel happy. Lyrically and musically, this is moody alternative rock taken to its logical conclusion. Decade brims with melancholy: “All the beauty I ever wanted is going to fade away” (“Fade; Decay”); “…helpless in will, my body just gave up” (“Do You Wanna Find Out?”); “There’s no one on the road that I can call a friend” (“Closer”). Continued →

March 7, 2018

REVIEW : Ruslan - Indie Jones II

Just because some people use a lot of words does not mean that they say a lot. This linguistic dilemma has been expressed in popular culture through numerous means, from Miss Othmar in the Peanuts cartoons, to the less specific (and pejorative) title of “chatterbox” and its synonyms. Continued →

February 13, 2018

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December 25, 2017

December 7, 2017

REVIEW : Andy Hunter - Presence, Vol. 2

The piano is, like many instruments, simultaneously loved and loathed. The player will tickle the ivories even when others prefer silence. On Presence, Vol. 2 Andy Hunter’s DJ equipment starts to sound strangely similar to a piano. The instrument is present on just about every song, not to mention other orchestral instruments ranging from a pizzicato to a violin. Continued →

November 29, 2017

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September 13, 2017

Nomis - AGAPE

Oceanside artist and activist, Nomis, has released a handful of singles over the past few months. The latest of these is “AGAPE,” a chill hip-hop track with a groovy live bass line. The song focuses on the virtue of compassion, especially when understanding for the other’s situation is fragmented. Continued →

August 23, 2017

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July 24, 2017

Ruslan Responds to Shai Linne

Last Friday, Shai Linne released his new album Still Jesus, which kicks off with the track “Random Thoughts 3.” The song addresses, in part, some of Shai’s concerns with Christian hip-hop, especially from the Reach Records collective. Ruslan, formerly of theBREAX and Dream Junkies, has made a response song entitled “Random Thoughts 4 (Shai Linne).” You can stream both of the songs below. Continued →

July 21, 2017