Wild Nothing: Life of Pause

Wild Nothing: Life of Pause

By Ian King

Jack Tatum’s third album doesn’t chase new horizons so much as it absorbs their reflection into his fondly familiar dream pop bubble. 11 Feb 2016 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

1 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Ex-Boyfriends: Dear John

More fun than substance from these new-wave power-poppers, but they do look cute in ties...

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The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

If her bold themes and colors were undeniably 'Mexican', Frida Kahlo also painted her own experiences, beyond national or even gendered identity.

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The Colossal P.T. Barnum Reader: Nothing Else Like It in the Universe by Phineas T. Barnum

Cook writes that 'even at the height of radical Reconstruction, [Barnum] continued to promote brutally dehumanizing images of people of color on stage.'"

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28 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Maximo newbies should try falling in love with A Certain Trigger first, but definitely save some room in your collection for Missing Songs.

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28 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

The M’s: Future Women

The M's are actually torch carriers for the art of Noise Pop -- and the accent is decidedly on Pop.

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28 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

It's loud, it's fast, and it swings like a mother. In an age of increasingly toothless rock, this is rock 'n' roll that will still piss off parents.

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28 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

An absolutely straight-ahead live date for concert octet, believe it or not, from the usually smoove saxophonist.

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They got all this music from old cassettes, and a good portion of the tracks have significant dropouts or wobbles, lending them that oh-so-real aura so prized by us world music obsessives.

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Willie Nile: Streets of New York

Streets of New York might not be able to withstand direct scrutiny, but listen to it in the background or with your mind on something else, and it will very often sound like something wonderful.

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28 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Timeless is a noble pursuit, and the guest roster is impressive, covering a who’s who of modern urban music.

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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

// Sound Affects

"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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