Articles tagged daniel johnston, the canon, singer-songwriter, classic rock, indie, peter delaney

21 Jul 2013 // 11:05 PM

Sara Hickman: Shine

Shine is a giddy collection of songs, but therein lies the biggest problem with the LP: it feels like a compilation.

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Caroline Leavitt at a Crossroads: ‘Is This Tomorrow’

New York Times best-selling author Caroline Leavitt discusses her new novel about a family who must brave the hostile status quo of '50s American suburban life while being as different from their neighbors as possible.

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26 Jun 2013 // 11:02 PM

Small Black: Limits of Desire

Much on Limits of Desire, the sophomore LP by Brooklyn indie outfit Small Black, demonstrates the band's adept handling of the pop hook, but the preeminence of mood here drowns out what could have been some more immediate songs.

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Mark Mulcahy: Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You

Freewheeling, insightful and damn catchy, Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You more than conveys why Mulcahy is so revered by his songwriting peers.

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17 Jun 2013 // 11:01 PM

Grandchildren: Golden Age

Golden Age doesn't get caught up in the nostalgia its name implies, but its lofty ambitions aren't met by its uneven tracklist.

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5 Jun 2013 // 11:02 PM

Barn Owl: V

On their new album V, it's all about the layers. Pull enough back and you'll find the most complex Barn Owl album to date.

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5 Jun 2013 // 11:00 PM

Hot Lunch: Hot Lunch

Another gang of regurgitative rock revivalists, this San Francisco troupe tries to be more than simply palatable but ultimately makes the case to bring one’s lunch from home.

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A Time to Be So Small: An Interview with EmptyMansion’s Sam Fogarino

After dealing with the critical praise and downfall of Interpol, Sam Fogarino hooked up with one of the key players in Secret Machines and, under the name of EmptyMansions, made something quite special, different, and even a bit unexpected ...

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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.

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The National: Trouble Will Find Me

The National keeps on growing older gracefully with the impeccably executed Trouble Will Find Me, but it might just be that the venerable group has reached the point of no-longer-increasing returns.

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20 May 2013 // 11:05 PM

Justice: Access All Arenas

Access All Arenas, a vivid and vivacious capture of Justice's 2012 Arena of Nîmes show, proves once and for all that the progression that occurred between Cross and Audio, Video, Disco hadn't changed them as a band. It, in fact, made them better.

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pacificUV: After the Dream You Are Awake

Just a year after its last studio LP, pacificUV ups its game in an impressive way, giving some real bite to its dreamy sound.

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15 May 2013 // 11:02 PM

Peace: In Love

Young audiences will love it, free and ignorant maybe, of the influences so apparent in Peace’s music, whilst others, those a bit more long in the tooth, will fail to understand the fuss and hype and will be tempted to dismiss the album and the band as a one off, devoid of originality.

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David Bowie: Aladdin Sane (40th Anniversary Edition)

Aladdin Sane may be the best example of one of Bowie's central themes: the artifice not as something to break through, not as an impediment on the way to the real, but the artifice as its own sort of realness.

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28 Apr 2013 // 11:03 PM

Hands: Synesthesia

With no deal breakers, and a boatload of potential, Hands provides more than enough for some alt-music thrills.

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26 Apr 2013 // 7:15 AM

TEEN - “Paradise” (stream)

Brooklyn indie poppers TEEN have just released the second single to their upcoming new EP, 'Carolina', releasing 28 May via Carpark Records.

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25 Apr 2013 // 11:02 PM

Zomes: Time Was

Showcasing the elastic-textural vocals of Swedish artist Hanna, Time Was, the new Zomes LP, is both a reiteration of the past and a foray into slightly higher realms of pop accessibility.

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Iron and Wine: Ghost on Ghost

There’s a slack feel to the proceedings that comes across as being peaceful and easy going, exactly the kind of singer-songwriter stuff that could be heard on the dial some 35 or 40 years ago.

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15 Apr 2013 // 8:35 AM

Keaton Henson: Birthdays

British singer-songwriter's sophomore release is a highly memorable account of heartbreak and (maybe) healing.

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14 Apr 2013 // 11:03 PM

Caveman: Caveman

Putting that whole "sophomore slump" idea to bed, Caveman have managed to outdo themselves by crafting an engrossing, catchy album, worthy of a larger audience.

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