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October 2009

Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Thao Nguyen

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.


One Hit Wonder: Jamie Walters

He wanted to hold on, but too many fans remembered the time he pushed Donna down the stairs.


Ejected: Why the Nostalgia Movement Won’t Touch the Cassette

Though it was beloved by a generation, cassettes were quickly dumped by Gen-Xers. But unlike vinyl, this medium is not coming back.


Masters of the Form: The Rolling Stones, 1971 - Exile on Main St.

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.


Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Meshell Ndegeocello

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.


One Hit Wonder: Snow Patrol

"Please don't go crazy if I tell you the truth..."


In Memoriam: Ian McCulloch’s Voice

The ravages of time eventually claim everyone, but it’s a sad fact that some talents go before others.  In light of the recent


Masters of the Form: The Rolling Stones, 1971 - Sticky Fingers

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.


Funny How It All Falls Away: Pulp at Their Most Life-Affirming on ‘This Is Hardcore’

On its release, Pulp's This Is Hardcore was derided as a commercial and artistic disappointment. Not so ten years later. Was the music ahead of its time, or did critics just have to reach their 30s to appreciate it?


Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Rosanne Cash

Artist/Producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats, five questions at a time.


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