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Soulhat: Experiment on a Flat Plane

Soulhat is similar to Walter E. Kurtz, the insane army colonel who was the subject of the film Apocalypse Now. Of Kurtz it was said, “

Ken Sharp: Happy Accidents

There was a time when my Mom’s fluorescent green plastic Magnavox played all day in the kitchen. I remember songs like “Hot Child in

Smoking Popes: Live

Crooning like The Moz is one thing, but contrasting a raging punk-pop beat against it made the Popes truly unique. With brothers Matt and Eli

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It’s getting hard to find really great melodic rock ‘n’ roll bands these days. Often, bands in said genre can be cheesy, or fail

Stone Temple Pilots, No 4

Stone Temple Pilots have endured a gargantuan amount of criticism in their time, both good and bad, fair and unfair. They’ve been heralded as

Soltero: Science Will Figure You Out

As the name might suggest (Spanish for “single”), Soltero definitely feels like a one-man project. Despite the list of musicians that played on Science Will

Slowcoach: New Strategies Are Necessary, This Is Not Solid Ground

The title to California trio Slowcoach’s debut New Strategies Are Necessary, This Is Not Solid Ground sounds like it’s meant to be a

    SIM_01: Radiophonic Oddity

In this age of sophisticated mixing software and synthesizers with over a thousand different pre-programmed beats and sounds, it may seem like any idiot can

    Oumou Sangare: Ko Sira

Sangare performs Wassoulou music that originates from the southwestern region of Mali. Wassoulou was traditionally performed with percussion such as the djembe, the soku-a horse-hair

Will Roy Sanders: The Last Living Bluesman

Claiming to be the last living bluesman is a little much, but Will Roy Sanders is definitely one of the last of his kind. His

Snailhouse: Fine

Snailhouse is Mike Feuerstack of the Wooden Stars, playing pretty acoustic guitar and singing letters to former friends and could-be lovers in a voice that

    Roosevelt Sykes: Raining In My Heart

Don’t let the Peter Max-inspired cover art to this collection fool you. This disc contains the kind of music that leaves the listener wondering

Sneakster: Pseudo-Nouveau/Fifty-Fifty

Putting Sneakster’s Pseudo-Nouveau/Fifty-Fifty on the boombox is like entering a sonic room. It’s multidimensional music, and sounds come and go all around

Smith & Mighty: Big World Small World

Smith & Mighty have had their fair share of bad luck over the years. Their classic, groundbreaking covers of Bacharach & David’s “Anyone (Who

    Shakeh: Running

The bravest Borders show I ever saw: a defiant brunette and her tambourine player, dancing and wailing for four people who were alternately bored, dwindling,

    Starch Martins: Dressing up the Failure

Starch Martins have a cool name, CD design, and website. However, their sound isn’t quite as compelling. But that’s what you get when

Starmarket: Sunday’s Worst Enemy

Sunny chord and smooth melodies interwoven with fuzzy guitars and punchy drumming has proven time and again to be a winning combo not unlike lunch

Shades Apart: Sonic Boom

Remember about six years ago, someone kept programming a punk-rock cover of “Tainted Love” on your neighborhood pub’s CD jukebox? That was by Shades

    Jessica Simpson: Irresistible

The ‘90s ended in a blur of blonde. Cute young singers with golden locks and terrible lyrics filled the airwaves and battled for superstardom. At

Sunny Day Real Estate: The Rising Tide

Before I get to The Rising Tide, Sunny Day Real Estate’s new release, let me set the stage. From the beginning SDR was cloaked

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