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Wednesday, February 2 2011

Bilal: Levels EP

"Levels" has Flying Lotus’s sonic fingerprints all over it, even if he was only involved with a "re-edit" here.


Tuesday, February 1 2011

Sic Alps: Napa Asylum

Lo-fi devotees Sic Alps shred a good deal of the layers of noise that shrouded their past releases in favor of more straight-forward, blues-inspired songwriting -- it's a good experiment, but they haven't quite worked out the kinks yet.


Thursday, January 27 2011

Smith Westerns: Dye It Blonde

Smith Westerns make an unfussy record full to the brim of subtle pop brilliance and unimpeachable rock touchstones.


Wednesday, January 26 2011

The Radio Dept.: Never Follow Suit

This follow-up EP to last year's brilliant Clinging to a Scheme delivers more pop delicacies from the Swedish trio.


Jimmy Edgar: XXX

Three ways to tell if taking your production to the 1980s is a bad idea: (1) you'll sound like a robot; (2) your compositions will become too jittery; and (3) your music will sound like a parody.


Tuesday, January 25 2011

Cheyenne Marie Mize: Before Lately

Vulnerable but never rebuffed, this Kentucky singer navigates the extremes.


Monday, January 24 2011

Christina Martin: I Can Too

Vocal excellence and musical craftsmanship combine for the front end of this powerhouse's album.


Tuesday, January 11 2011

Various Artists: Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!

Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! offers the screeching guitar tones and blurting organs you'd expect, with spirited and blissful head trips peppering its 20 thoroughly researched selections.


Sunday, January 9 2011

‘Michael Jackson’s Vision’ Into the Future

The Moonwalker's short films are brought together here in a single collection. Are you still down with Michael? Are you down? Are you bad?!


Thursday, November 18 2010

Modest Mouse: Sad Sappy Sucker / The Fruit That Ate Itself

Modest Mouse reissue Sad Sappy Sucker and The Fruit That Ate Itself, both works that give an interesting glimpse into the band's early days -- and one definitely worth the time to listen.


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His Name Is Alive: The Eclipse (Reviews) [29.Sep.10]
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PVT: Church With No Magic (Reviews) [19.Sep.10]
Coil Sea: Coil Sea (Reviews) [25.Aug.10]
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Foals: iTunes Festival London 2010 EP (Capsule Reviews) [2.Aug.10]
Joe and Vicki Price Got the Blues (Mixed Media) [22.Jul.10]
Against Me!: White Crosses (Reviews) [1.Jun.10]
Erik Hassle: Pieces (Reviews) [1.Jun.10]
Chatmonchy: Kokuhaku (Capsule Reviews) [6.Apr.10]
Zora Young: The French Connection (Capsule Reviews) [18.Mar.10]
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Hardal: Nasil? Ne Zaman? (Capsule Reviews) [14.Jan.10]
Rembetiko—Special Edition (Reviews) [12.Jan.10]
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