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Rob Caldwell
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Rob Caldwell is a writer and librarian living near Toronto. He has written for various online publications, including The Allmusic Guide, and has a music blog called Music To Eat.


Features

Sunday, June 1 2014

Spindizzy Jangle: The Reivers' "In Your Eyes"

Over 25 years after its release, the band and the video’s director reflect back on a song full of promise.


Sunday, March 2 2014

The Slow Samba Escapism of Michael Franks' "Tiger in the Rain"

There’s something to be said for escapism, for the armchair-travelling Michael Franks’ music offers.


Monday, November 18 2013

The Heavenly Reverberations of the Church's "Under the Milky Way"

Into 1988's pop music climate came “Under the Milky Way”, a moody, jangly song that didn’t fit in. Its closest contemporaries were R.E.M. and the local “paisley underground” scene of Los Angeles, which included bands like the Bangles and Rain Parade.


Reviews

Wednesday, June 25 2014

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80: A Long Way to the Beginning

This is a well-oiled, veteran operation, with a fiery leader capable of carrying the torch of Afrobeat to far borders and bringing the music to new heights.


Sunday, June 8 2014

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia

The first high profile compilation to spotlight the blending that occurred in the 1960s and 1970s when traditional Cambodian music began to be filtered through the lens of garage rock, surf rock, and psychedelia.


Wednesday, June 4 2014

Chris Schlarb: Making the Saint

An unrushed, introspective album -- perfect for a Sunday during a meditation retreat in a haunted monastery.


Thursday, May 29 2014

The Library Is on Fire: Halcyon and Surrounding Areas

Sturdy '90s-style indie rock.


Thursday, May 22 2014

Syd Arthur: Sound Mirror

The band's latest statement shows that psychedelic, progressive rock can still sound fresh, while also drawing from past trailblazers.


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