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Wednesday, November 9 2011

Willie Nile: The Innocent Ones

If you find authenticity in struggle, if you hate all that is fake and manipulative, or if you just love good ol' rock 'n' roll, Willie Nile is your man.


Sunday, October 30 2011

Jack’s Mannequin: People and Things

There are lots of people and things here. Where McMahon sells the album short is in failing to make either of those two come fully alive.


Friday, October 21 2011

Astronautalis Pushes Minneapolis Hip-Hop in Fresh Directions

Astronautalis's hip-hop meets electro-rock spectacle to provide the perfect soundtrack for the genre drifter in all of us.


Thursday, October 20 2011

Wagons: Rumble, Shake and Tumble

Just ignore the first song, and you’ll find a band rooted in gritty country, rock ‘n’ roll, and infectious foot stomping.


Monday, October 17 2011

WATERS: Out in the Light

This isn't the banjo folk of Port O'Brien. On this project, frontman Vans Pierszalowski plugs in and sets sail with a harder-hitting sound.


Jon Regen: Revolution

A rather moving pop record with guest turns from Benmont Tench and Andy Summers.


Sunday, October 16 2011

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Tape Club

Someone may still love the Russian ex-president, but not many will love this boring collection of b-sides and rare releases.


Thursday, October 13 2011

Falling in Reverse: The Drug in Me Is You

After returning from two years of incarceration, scene bad boy Ronnie Radke is back in action in the form of his new post-hardcore outfit Falling in Reverse. One thing is clear – he’s pissed.


Tuesday, October 11 2011

Trombone Shorty: For True

If Lenny Kravitz came out of the New Orleans brass band scene ...


Wednesday, October 5 2011

Grouplove: Never Trust a Happy Song

The Los Angeles quintet settles for a mixed bag of goods on their debut album. Or perhaps a mixed bag of bads is more applicable?


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Silverstein: Rescue (Capsule Reviews) [23.Jun.11]
Quintron: Sucre du Sauvage (Reviews) [6.Jun.11]
David Bazan: Strange Negotiations (Reviews) [30.May.11]
Peter Case: The Case Files (Reviews) [26.May.11]
The Waterboys: In a Special Place (Reviews) [19.May.11]
Wild Beasts: Smother (Reviews) [19.May.11]
The Antlers: Burst Apart (Reviews) [12.May.11]
Holy Ghost!: Holy Ghost! (Reviews) [4.May.11]
The Trews: Hope & Ruin (Capsule Reviews) [3.May.11]
Parts & Labor: Constant Future (Reviews) [10.Apr.11]
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Lykke Li: Wounded Rhymes (Reviews) [28.Feb.11]
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Radiohead: The King of Limbs (Reviews) [21.Feb.11]
Phil Manley: Life Coach (Reviews) [2.Feb.11]
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