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Winston Kung

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Tuesday, August 22 2006

Sam Roberts: Chemical City

Take Dylan's scratchy vocals, channel it through Springsteen's pop grandeur, and throw some of Lennon's psychedelia on for good measure... but Chemical City still manages to disappoint with those ingredients.


Tuesday, August 15 2006

Catch 22: Permanent Revolution

Catch 22 sticks to their strengths, and Permanent Revolution is an unchallenging but satisfying effort that bounces back nicely from their last disappointment -- and manages to educate listeners about Leon Trotsky in the process.


Monday, August 14 2006

The Format: Dog Problems

Dog Problems sounds like Disney on crack -- which makes for one of the best albums of the summer.


Sunday, July 16 2006

Agent Sparks: Red Rover

"This is only going to break my heart," Agent Sparks singer Stephanie Eitel sings on "Mr. Insecurity". And that's exactly what this mediocre album is going to do with expectant indie fans.


Monday, June 19 2006

Venice is Sinking: Sorry About the Flowers

Venice is Sinking strikes a perfect blend of honest, lush orchestral songcraft that's sadly missing from today's self-conscious music scene.


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