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Emily Tartanella

Features

Monday, December 7 2009

World Tour/Media Whore(s): The Year in Reunions

While 2009 spawned plenty of rumors that brought the Libertines, the Smiths, and the Stone Roses back together, these were the bands that actually dusted off their guitars and plugged in their amps one more time.


Reviews

Monday, February 18 2013

The View: Cheeky for a Reason

Curiously affecting and absolutely sincere, the View must cite more variations on the word “love” than any band since the Beatles.


Sunday, November 18 2012

Scrapomatic: I'm a Stranger and I Love the Night

Scrapomatic deliver 12 solid, if unremarkable, blues-rock tracks that would make for satisfying filler on your local classic-rock radio station.


Tuesday, August 28 2012

Maxïmo Park: The National Health

The National Health is the sound of a band finding themselves again, finding themselves stronger and sweeter than ever, finding that, despite the dour hints around the edges, they’re still here for the pop songs -- and they are gorgeous.


Monday, July 16 2012

Joey Ramone: Ya Know

Is it up to Ramones-levels? No, not really, but then again, what is? It's a damn decent pop collection, and I'm sure that Joey would have taken that as high praise.


Sunday, May 6 2012

Hunx: Hairdresser Blues

Discarding with the backing vocals of his previous release, Hairdresser Blues assumes that Bogart’s voice and lyrics can do the heavy lifting. And, frankly, they’re just not quite up to the task.


Blogs

Friday, June 5 2009

Chairlift - "Bruises" (video)


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