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Monday, August 2 2010

Foals: iTunes Festival London 2010 EP

Foals successfully translate their complex indie rock into a live setting on this EP.


Monday, June 28 2010

Sean Hayes: Run Wolves Run

Equal parts fragile and robust, plus tight song construction and savvy lyricism. In short, a rollicking good listen.


Thursday, June 17 2010

Daniel Johnston and BEAM: Beam Me Up!!

Daniel Johnston has decided to dust off some of his classic-period material through Beam Me Up!! in an effort to make these songs seem more palatable to a general audience.


Wednesday, June 9 2010

In ‘Paper Covers Rock’ Death is Easy, Life is Hard

In Paper Covers Rock, Jeannine Kaspar turns in one the best performances of the year.


Monday, June 7 2010

Devon Sproule: Don’t Hurry for Heaven!

Sproule's fifth album reasserts the singer-songwriter''s ability to make original and intriguing art from what she finds around her, using quirky arrangements to elevate the everyday and to invite passersby into a world of intimacy.


Monday, May 10 2010

Serena-Maneesh: S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor

This album was meant to be a “rock ’n’ roll chamber of magic", but, in truth, the end result is more like a distorted hall of mirrors that render an otherwise skinny person into something fat and ugly.


Wednesday, April 14 2010

Pour Some Sugarland on Me: Why Country Music Is the New Classic Rock

Question: Since everyone seems to love the big arena-rock of the '80s, why don't they make records like that anymore? Answer: They do. It's called country music, now.


Sunday, March 7 2010

It’s a Sad and Beautiful World: Remembering Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

We celebrate the life and work of singer-songwriter and Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous, who will be remembered as one of the most earnest, distinctive American songwriters of his generation. Truly, he will be missed.


Thursday, January 14 2010

Our Band Could Be Your Life. Again. Band Reunions Redefined in the 2000s

The decade's most memorable reunion stories have not been cash grabs by classic rock giants, but unexpected comebacks by some of indie's most valuable players. Here's why.


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MV + EE: Barn Nova (Reviews) [22.Oct.09]
Asa: Asa (Asha) (Reviews) [9.Mar.09]
Aqualung: Words and Music (Reviews) [22.Oct.08]
Rain: Rain (Capsule Reviews) [30.Sep.08]
Justine: Justine (Capsule Reviews) [18.Sep.08]
Wolftron- Flesh & Fears (Reviews) [3.Jun.08]
Meg Hutchinson: Come Up Full (Capsule Reviews) [5.Mar.08]
Daniel Johnston (Reviews) [2.Mar.08]
soso: Tinfoil on the Windows (Capsule Reviews) [29.Jan.08]
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Ferraby Lionheart: Catch The Brass Ring (Capsule Reviews) [4.Sep.07]
Wax Mannequin: Orchard & Ire (Capsule Reviews) [20.Aug.07]
Nedelle: The Locksmith Cometh (Capsule Reviews) [1.Aug.07]
Benni Hemm Hemm: Kajak (Reviews) [3.Jun.07]
Daniel Johnston: Fear Yourself (Reviews) [22.May.03]
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