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Anathema – The Optimist [Finely Tuned]

Nearly two decades later, Anathema returns to complete a story left hanging precariously at the edge of a cliff. Will they be able to recapture the enchantment of 2001’s ‘A Fine Day to Exit’ in its sequel? Read on to find out in this week’s edition of Finely Tuned.

Opeth – Deliverance [Finely Tuned]

Hot on the heels of what was Opeth’s magnum opus, ‘Deliverance’ had quite the challenge of living up to the standards set by its predecessor. In this week’s Finely Tuned, we take a look at what was not only the most brutal album in the history of Opeth’s career, but what could have also been their last.

alt-J – This Is All Yours [Finely Tuned]

This week on Finely Tuned, we review the eccentric, enigmatic, and undoubtedly talented trio, alt-J. With their dexterous use of unconventional instruments and ability to be trendsetters, this British indie rock band has set the benchmark for neophyte hipster musicians. Take a closer look at their second album, ‘This Is All Yours’.

Megadeth – Rust in Peace [Finely Tuned]

‘Rust in Peace’, three words that metalheads around the world are all too familiar with. The album that inspired countless seething, long-haired, leather jacket donning teenagers to use their pent-up angst productively and pick up a guitar instead. This week on Finely Tuned, we take a look at this pinnacle of thrash metal.

Eric Clapton – Unplugged [Finely Tuned]

This week on Finely Tuned, we have Eric Clapton’s MTV Unplugged, an album that redefined the story of Eric Clapton’s career. An all-acoustic live masterpiece, Unplugged is a treat for every blues and Eric Clapton fan. If you’re not a fan, you will be.

Baz Luhrmann – The Great Gatsby [Finely Tuned #7]

Finely Tuned is The MIT Post’s weekly album review column. It is an attempt to add a new dimension to the way Manipal looks at music. Every week, we will bring you a fresh album; carefully picked from a catalogue composed of both critically acclaimed mainstream releases and noteworthy independent ones.
This week, we review the soundtrack from the motion picture “The Great Gatsby”.
Baz Luhrmann, in creating such an iconic album, could not afford to be timid – as can plainly be seen by the wonderful level of collaboration that adds a modernist twist to the timeless tale.

Kanye West – The Life of Pablo [Finely Tuned]

Finely Tuned is The MIT Post’s weekly album review column. It is an attempt to add a new dimension to the way Manipal looks at music. Every week, we will bring you a fresh album; carefully picked from a catalogue composed of both critically acclaimed mainstream releases and noteworthy independent ones.

This week, we discuss “The Life of Pablo” – the 7th solo album from Chicago rapper/producer/designer Kanye West.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Cosí fan tutte [Finely Tuned #5]

Finely Tuned is The MIT Post’s weekly album review column. It is an attempt to add a new dimension to the way Manipal looks at music. Every week, we will bring you a fresh album; carefully picked from a catalogue composed of both critically acclaimed mainstream releases and noteworthy independent ones.

This week, we discuss “Cosí fan tutte”, an Italian-language opera buffa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, first performed in January 1790.

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