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Wednesday, April 3 2013

The Black Angels: Indigo Meadow

Promisingly, their fourth album boosts aggression, their finest quality, while it tempers the menace of what remain nearly unparalleled presentations of a bold update of venerable '60s sounds on their first albums.


Wednesday, July 28 2010

Jim Moray: A Beginners Guide

Whatever he might say to the contrary, Jim Moray has married into folk music. His excellent albums represent a series of innovatively renewed vows.


Friday, June 8 2007

Rocking the boat on rock band reunions


Wednesday, April 18 2007

Andy Partridge: Monstrance

Now, as middle age meanders across Partridge's considered cult career, it's obvious he's looking for another, more solemn outlet for his talent.


Friday, October 27 2006

Andy Partridge Retrospective


The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul

Having worked for years in a hinterland between obscurity and popularity, Andy Partridge has finally hit the fulcrum as he's gained his artistic freedom, and recognition of his band XTC's influence on pop history has suddenly blossomed.


Thursday, February 20 2003

XTC: Skylarking

So, as an album, Skylarking is beautiful and whole and just shy of perfection enough that it doesn’t come off as too clean.


Tuesday, February 11 2003

Andy Partridge: Fuzzy Warbles, Vol. 1 / Fuzzy Warbles, Vol. 2

For fans of Andy Partridge and his music, these first two Fuzzy Warbles are a wonderful way to pass the time until the next official XTC release.


Sunday, May 5 2002

XTC: A Coat of Many Cupboards

Cult status or no, XTC’s raw deal at the hands of Virgin Records is slightly rectified herein, and helps repair a rift of under-representation that spanned decades and resulted in a bruising industry battle.


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