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Ryan Marr

Reviews

Sunday, February 14 2010

Joan of Arc Presents: Don't Mind Control

Even though the title features Joan of Arc's trademark wordplay, this compilation of related projects is sorely lacking Tim Kinsella's off-key personality.


Sunday, February 7 2010

James Husband: A Parallax I

On his debut solo effort, Of Montreal multi-instrumentalist James Husband demonstrates his real knack for penning melodies, not albums.


Tuesday, January 19 2010

Headlights: Wildlife

On their third album, the indie-pop perennials attempt to avoid a sugary pop-induced stomach ache with gloomy experimentation.


Monday, January 18 2010

Richard Youngs: Under Stellar Stream

Experimental Scottish composer isolates repetitive, hypnotic hymns within a minimalist framework of bass-and-organ drones with surprisingly rewarding results.


Thursday, January 7 2010

Langhorne Slim: Be Set Free

A triumphant, sprawling affair likely to please a wide variety of demographics: neo-folkies, Dylan-heads, and even pop fans.


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