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Hefner: The Fidelity Wars

Working through Hefner’s The Fidelity Wars is like listening to an ex’s mixtape that has been buried in a shoebox for months, its

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals: Burn to Shine

The rising star’s name is Ben Harper, and he is being called a compilation of the immortals: Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, and Bob Dylan.

    Nina Hynes: Creation

The formula of heavy beats, electronic loops, and traditional instruments combined with elegant female vocals has served everyone from its pioneer Bjork to Mono and

Hakim: Yaho

In 1990, Mango released Yalla - Hitlist Egypt, an essential collection of Egyptian pop music with top-notch selections from artists working in both the sha’abi

Richie Havens: Best of Richie Havens: The Millennium Collection

Richie Havens is a masterful singer and guitarist with a deep mahogany voice and an eclectic picking style who had defined himself in the wake

The Getaway People: Turnpike Diaries

The Getaway People have earned their gigantic fan base by doing things the old fashioned way. Years before their 1998 Columbia Records debut, these five guys

Girls Against Boys: Series 7: Music from the Motion Picture

Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart”—a twenty-year-old classic of Olympian romantic despair—stands as both the physical and musical center of this

The Gourds, Ghosts Of Hallelujah

Those smart folks that picked up last year’s Stadium Blitzer will undoubtedly hit the payload with Ghosts Of Hallelujah, as Austin’s best band

Kim Gordon / Ikue Mori / DJ Olive: self-titled

While Sonic Youth’s sound is based greatly on the interplay between two guitarists, the fifth release in their SYR series is nearly guitar-free. What’

The Gunga Din, Introducing The Gunga Din; Scarnella

 Scarnella Scarnella(Smells Like) by Sarah Zupko gungadin-scarnella.jpg Blending post-punk and new wave in equal potent doses, The Gunga Din have roared out

Goo: Elements

Goo’s Elements comes on like a throwback to several bygone eras of breakbeat and updated hip-hop. Though released this year, Elements has much of

Gomez: Liquid Skin

It’s tough being Gomez. Last year the British press labelled the band the saviors of British rock, then turned around and called Beta Band

The Gunga Din: Glitterati

Every once in a while, a band comes along that invites you to turn back the clock, follow Sherman and Mr. Peabody into the Way-Back

Groove Collective: Declassified

Groove Collective is one of the wildest musical ensembles to come out of Manhattan. A 10 piece band encompassing a horn section of four, two percussionists,

Laurent Garnier: Unreasonable Behaviour

Laurent Garnier is hardly a stranger to media laurels, critics and scenesters alike pronouncing him a pioneer and a visionary. When the Gallic Garnier moved

Gladshot: self-titled

Singer-songwriters Debbie Andrews and Mike Blaxill front this quintet that’s equal parts Poco and Posies; great harmony-laced pop with a touch of 1970’s California.

Golden Delicious: Live at the Laurelthirst

I love these credits: “Golden Delicious would like to extend our greatest thanks, appreciation and love to everyone who shared live experiences with us as

Gang of Four, 100 Flowers Bloom

Despite the intervening years of New Romantic pop, goth, grunge, electronica, and the pop renaissance, Gang of Four’s funky, intellectual post-punk attack has lost

Groove Armada: Vertigo

Innovation is paramount to the electronic music aesthetic. Flow is nearly tantamount. Groove Armada achieves neither on their debut Vertigo. They never make an attempt

Kevin Gordon, Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son

Kevin Gordon is one of the best alternative country singer-songwriters working in Nashville today. The Northern Louisiana native constructs vivid narratives of life along the

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