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Friday, April 13 2007

120 Days

Though they're national-award winners in Norway, and presumably professionals, 120 Days seemed surprised/insulted by Philly's inattention. What did they expect, us awaiting their arrival with bated breath?

Tuesday, April 10 2007

Bright Eyes: Cassadaga

Conor Oberst has (mostly) left his indulgences behind, settling down to create an American indie rock album of substance, maturity, and passion. This is the Bright Eyes we've been waiting for.

Sunday, April 8 2007

Cloud Cult: The Meaning of 8

Sixth album for now-veteran indie-rockers is a complex pleasure.

Thursday, April 5 2007

Baby Teeth: The Simp

"The Birds Are Crying" is a lot like Foreigner's "Double Vision". But with more dancing.

Wednesday, April 4 2007


Care-free stuff or kiddy fluff? Longtime Of Montreal fan Kevin Peterson takes the band to task on some of the points that our first reviewer, Lyra Pappin, raised with reverie.

Tuesday, April 3 2007

Stars of the Lid: And Their Refinement of the Decline

Repetition mesmerizes us, lulls us, and yes, bores us when misused. Fortunately, with the long-awaited new album from SotL, repetition rests in very capable hands.

Monday, April 2 2007

Of Montreal

A friend of mine complains that his students draw dark, depressing images. I suggested they start listening to Of Montreal...

Monday, March 26 2007

A Hammock and a Brook: An Interview With Explosions in the Sky

After getting on the big screen and the small one, Explosions in the Sky learn how to relax even as they grow.

Sunday, March 25 2007

Good Times, Other Realities: A Conversation with Panda Bear

Whether with Animal Collective, through his solo work, or via a handful of other projects, Noah Lennox (or Panda Bear) makes a kind of disruptively joyful, emotionally affecting music operate on some sort of limbic plane to change your mood.

Panda Bear: Person Pitch

Animal Collective's Noah Lennox returns for his third solo outing. The tunes are fantastic, but their thrill is not without limits.

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