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Dave Bloom
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Despite the profile picture, Dave Bloom is not much of a guitarist. He’s a decent rock drummer, though, and sporadically writes about other people who hit things at http://drumtumblr.tumblr.com. He writes about music, culture, politics, librarianship, and other stuff at http://davebloom.tumblr.com.


Features

Sunday, April 15 2012

If You Had Ears, You Could Not Ignore It: Mainstream Responses to Punk

When punk assailed pop in the late '70s, established artists faced a choice: respond with conviction or face irrelevance.


Reviews

Monday, April 14 2014

The Both: The Both

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are a perfect pairing on their new band's immensely likeable debut.


Sunday, April 13 2014

The Afghan Whigs: Do to the Beast

Greg Dulli, John Curley, and some other guys they're calling the Afghan Whigs channel the rock, soul, and dark undertones of the band's classic work on an excellent quasi-reunion album


Monday, March 24 2014

Liars: Mess

Liars continue their electronic phase with an aggressive turn that brings out the rock in their DNA that they've been trying to push back against. This isn't necessarily a bad thing.


Monday, February 10 2014

Lone Justice: This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983

This lively archival release captures the L.A. band in their early "cowpunk" stage before Geffen got '80s production all over them.


Thursday, May 30 2013

Laura Marling: Once I Was an Eagle

Laura Marling explores the consequences of being emotionally remote on a brilliant, two-sided concept album about love, the devil, and the power of naïveté.


Stars: The North [11.Sep.12]
Foxes: Warrior [26.Jul.12]
S. Carey: Hoyas EP [24.Jun.12]
Kishi Bashi: 151a [21.May.12]
AU: Both Lights [25.Apr.12]

Blogs

Wednesday, November 28 2012

15 Essential Scott Walker Songs

As preparation for Scott Walker's first studio album since 2006, we review the essential tracks from his long, strange career.


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