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Marshall Gu

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Thursday, April 10 2014

Rufus Wainwright: Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright

Some questionable choices, but otherwise a good place to start in the man's discography.

Monday, April 7 2014

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks: Enter the Slasher House

Because everything -- the drums, the reverb, the extra blips and bloops that end up sounding like blahs -- is in such excess, it’s an exhausting listen to get to the end.

Monday, February 10 2014

Milosh: Jetlag

Milosh is half of Rhye and that's exactly what his latest solo album sounds like.

Wednesday, February 5 2014

The Dream Syndicate: The Day Before Wine and Roses

The Day Before Wine and Roses is an impressive testament to the band’s intensity as a live unit, even though their debut album hadn't been recorded yet at this point in time, reissued just in time for their recent tour.

Sunday, December 1 2013

Action Bronson & Party Supplies: Blue Chips 2

A mostly scattershot sequel to 2012's Blue Chips.


Friday, November 8 2013

Camera Obscura - "Troublemaker" (video)

Dreary, sweet, sci-fi and twee.

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