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Friday, April 17 2015

Counterbalance: Tears for Fears’ ‘Songs from the Big Chair’

I wanted to be with you alone and talk about the 1430th most acclaimed album of all time. But traditions I can trace against the child in your face won't escape my attention. A 1985 synth-pop hit is this week's Counterbalance


Monday, March 2 2015

Marc Almond: The Velvet Trail

The former Soft Cell frontman's latest rejects pop convention for an album-length singer/songwriter collaboration


Monday, October 27 2014

The Church: Further/Deeper

An album that moves the band onward and upward, further and deeper – a journey begun a long time ago in a 1980s galaxy far, far away.


Wednesday, October 22 2014

The Voyage Impulse in the Music of Sting

No matter what hat he wears as an artist, the impulse to voyage beyond defines Sting, as do the impulses that compel him to stay.


Julian Casablancas + The Voidz: Tyranny

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz get weird on Tyranny, but weird doesn't automatically mean quality.


Thursday, October 16 2014

Billy Thermal: Billy Thermal

A long-shelved power pop gem gets its chance to shine.


Friday, October 3 2014

Cabaret Voltaire: #7885 (Technopunk to Electropop 1978-1985)

For the first time, both sides of the post-punk/industrial/techno pioneers are collected in one place.


Wednesday, September 10 2014

‘Devo: The Men Who Make the Music/Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig’: Punk and Progressive

If you've never been a Devo fan, this DVD will give you all the reason you need to remedy the situation.


Monday, May 12 2014

Wet Leather - “Secret Preference” (audio) (Premiere)

"Secret Preference" is all big boom-clap drums, silky falsetto, and funk bass.


Sunday, October 30 2011

Jupe Jupe: Reduction in Drag

Seattle’s Jupe Jupe delivers a rousing sophomore disc, which clears up the confused identity of its debut.


The Motels: Apocalypso (Reviews) [15.Sep.11]
Hotels: On the Casino Floor (Capsule Reviews) [28.Mar.11]
Nick Lowe: Labour of Lust (Reviews) [24.Mar.11]
The Year in Music: August 2010 (Mixed Media) [7.Mar.11]
Com Truise: Cyanide Sisters (Capsule Reviews) [8.Feb.11]
The Year In Music: June 2010 (Mixed Media) [3.Feb.11]
Vanity Theft: The Anatomy EP (Capsule Reviews) [17.Jan.11]
Late Fall New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [1.Dec.10]
Jupe Jupe: Invaders (Capsule Reviews) [30.Nov.10]
Hurts: Happiness (Reviews) [7.Sep.10]
Little Dragon: Machine Dreams (Reviews) [14.Mar.10]
Nouvelle Vague: 29.January.2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [3.Feb.10]
Oh, yes, it’s Devo! (News) [17.Oct.08]
New Order: Live in Glasgow (Reviews) [26.Jun.08]
Helena: Fraise Vanille (Capsule Reviews) [19.Mar.08]
Chica and the Folder: Under the Balcony (Capsule Reviews) [16.Dec.07]
Circo: Cursi (Capsule Reviews) [3.Oct.07]
Against Me!: New Wave (Reviews) [24.Jul.07]
Interpol: Our Love to Admire (Reviews) [9.Jul.07]
Devo: Devo - Live 1980 [DVD] (Reviews) [31.Jul.05]
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