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Bill Stewart


Thursday, July 30 2009

Beastie Boys: Ill Communcation

Fifteen years after its original release, Ill Communication remains an impressive, often stunning synthesis of everything the Beastie Boys were and are.

Tuesday, July 14 2009

The Dead Weather: Horehound

With the Dead Weather's debut, Jack White, Alison Mosshart and company craft an excellent album that delves straight to the murky, clinically depressed core of blues tradition.

Tuesday, June 9 2009

Kasabian: West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

All the gimmicky studio effects in the world can't mask the fact that this album is likely to be one of the most hollow you'll hear all year.

Sunday, May 31 2009

Deerhunter: Rainwater Cassette Exchange EP

The impressive thing about this release is that, even on an EP of accessible pop songs, Deerhunter retain their skewed, inimitable shape.

Wednesday, May 13 2009

Maxïmo Park: Quicken the Heart

Maxïmo Park haven't failed with this third LP – it's just that they haven't done much of anything.

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