Sound Affects

September 2009

Troubled Times by Holcombe Waller

Holcombe Waller is one of those underground artists that doesn’t seem to care about what is happening on the surface of the popular music


Paper Planes: Doris Day (Single)

In the UK music scene, the city of Glasgow is the stuff of legend. Considered by many to be a Mecca for discovering new talent,


Adorable - “Sunshine Smile”

Retrospective accounts of British alternative rock circa 1991-1992 have it that the domestic indie scene was filled with faceless hordes of shoegazers with no ambition


Verse-Chorus-Verse: Eminem - “White America”

Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time


Shelleyan Orphan’s Century Flower

Sitting in a coffee shop the other day, I heard “Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbroken” by Camera Obscura, and while I knew the


One Hit Wonder: New Kids on the Block Edition

Almost nine years after racking up nine top ten hits, two members of New Kids on the Block had top ten hits of their own as solo acts.


August Left Our World a Poorer Place x2

Remembering Joe Maneri and Rashied Ali


Ready for the World - “Oh Sheila”

Sometimes imitation breeds excellence.


“Radical Jewish Culture” Redux

Yoshie Fruchter convincingly distills the essence of jazz improvisation into his rock-meets-klezmer workouts.


Verse-Chorus-Verse: the innocence mission

Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time


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