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Alex Heigl is a writer and musician living in Brooklyn. His writing can be found at, and he plays bass in the Brother Reverend ( Follow him on Twitter @AlexHeigl.


Sunday, June 17 2012

Squarepusher: Ufabulum

Tom Jenkinson's not reinventing the wheel on his latest Squarepusher album, though that wheel does spin thrillingly on occasion.

Monday, April 30 2012

Rocky Votolato: Television of Saints

With such a copacetic approach to music-making, it's unlikely that Votolato will be doing anything but preaching to the converted for quite some time.

Tuesday, February 28 2012

Islands: A Sleep & A Forgetting

Islands have made their first "heartbreak" album, influenced by classic soul and doo-wop sounds.

Monday, February 27 2012

Galactic: Carnivale Electricos

Galactic's concept album about Carnivale is just that, for better or for worse.

Tuesday, February 7 2012

Die Antwoord: Ten$ion

Die Antwoord may be strange and engrossing, but are they making good music? Yes and no.


Wednesday, February 27 2013

The 10 Best Tortoise Songs

Tortoise's music is nearly impossible to pin down. So, let's try to do just that, shall we?

Wednesday, January 9 2013

The 15 Best Tom Waits Songs

From apocalyptic blues boasts to backwoods chant-alongs, here are 15 songs that encapsulate Sir Tom's incredibly varied career.

Monday, April 23 2012

It Needed Doing: Levon Helm's Life in Music

The Band's Levon Helm represented a kind of musician increasingly rare in today's world -- unpretentious, dedicated, and motivated only by love.

Tuesday, February 28 2012

No Future: Punk's 2012 Nostalgia Trip

At the Drive-In and Refused are both reuniting for high-profile (and high-paycheck) shows in 2012. What does this say about their legacy, or punk rock in general?

Wednesday, January 25 2012

Wallflower: Etta James and Fame

Etta James was memorialized before she died, and it illustrates a new and common plight among older artists.

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