Sound Affects

August 2009

Ye Shall Be Entertained, So Sayeth Queen

Music does not always cost money these days, but it always costs time, something just as disappointing when it’s wasted. On occasion I’ve


Cold Cave - “Life Magazine”

Nothing makes you feel like a Johnny-come-lately quite like stumbling upon a new band, only to discover that all their releases are way sold out.


One Hit Wonder: Dancing with the Stars Edition

The upcoming season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars features two official one-hit wonders and one wannabe.


Scabby Witches from Glasgow: Strawberry Switchblade

For some acts, even the title of “One Hit Wonder” is too extravagant an honor. For self-proclaimed “scabby witches from Glasgow”, Strawberry Switchblade, OHW status


What Made the Wedding Present Great (1985-1991)

The genius of the early Wedding Present was the tense interplay between David Gedge's heartfelt yet quotidian lyrics of love and loss and Pete Solowka's mad, banjo-like strumming.


New CDs This Week: Richard Thompson, Joe Henry, Terence Blanchard…

Richard Thompson - Walking on a Wire: Richard Thompson (1968-2009) The best box set of the past few months has nothing to do with Woodstock.


Verse-Chorus-Verse: Nina Simone

Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time


One Hit Wonder: Alison Moyet

The story of a golden-voiced one-hit wonder who always felt invisible.


“These Are My Twisted Words”: Yet Another New Radiohead Track?

Let it not be said that the members of Radiohead don’t know how to employ the element of surprise. Just a few short days


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'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

// Moving Pixels

"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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