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Sunday, May 16 2010

Arctic Monkeys: My Propeller EP

Arctic Monkeys' EP runs largely on the title track's strength. Still, even the weaker tracks point to a bright future for the band and its nascent laureate, Alex Turner

Tuesday, May 11 2010

Simon Murphy and the New Dutch Academy: Crowing Glory - Zappa Symphonies

Simon Murphy's rediscovery and recording of court musicians in the Hague has been not only an aesthetic, but an archeological exploration. The disc has amplified the excitement of Willem V's culturally fertile reign.

Tuesday, May 11 2010

Barney Bentall: The Inside Passage

WIth a vocational change and a few years of settling in to his own brand of music, Mr. Bentall has hit his stride.

Wednesday, March 24 2010

Goldfrapp: Head First

It is not daring to evoke the '80s so obviously as Goldfrapp does on their new album. It may be enjoyable in places, but pray that this is an enjoyable leap into irony. Otherwise, it is the abyss.

Monday, March 15 2010

Jonas Reinhardt: Powers of Audition

Like any experience, the appropriate situation is everything. For those with the patience, Jonas Reinhardt makes the most of the orthodoxies of his genre.

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