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Matt Pond PA: Measure

Philadelphia band, Matt Pond PA creates delicate, soft-spoken music that possibly can only be described as “beautiful.” The name is pretty self-explanatory: band lead by

    Minibar: Road Movies

There are certain things that make spaces feel homier: your favorite blanket slung over the couch, childhood photos propped in frames, a calendar scrawled with

    The Moto-Litas: For the Greater Good

It sounded like a good idea to Mary and Courtney and Erin and Stacy: let’s start a band! After all, we all listen to

The Microphones: It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water

Listening to the Microphones latest release, It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water, is much like the sensation of looking at visual works by

The Masters Of The Hemisphere

Athens, Georgia boy pop combo the Masters of the Hemisphere are youngsters for sure, but its members are veterans of more than 30 bands and have

Medeski, Martin and Wood, Last Chance to Dance Trance (Perhaps): Best of (1991-1996)

Until now, I’ve never been entirely sure whether or not I liked Medeski, Martin and Wood. Perhaps I’ve heard them dismissed one time

Molly Hatchet: Live at the Agora Ballroom Atlanta, Georgia, April 20, 1979

When the smoke clears after rock ‘n’ roll dies for the final time, a select few artists will forever stand high above the hordes of

Make Lisa Rich: Another Venus

Naming everyone from Tommy James to Nirvana as an influence, Boston’s Make Lisa Rich hype themselves as the torch-bearers of power-pop. The songs on

The Makers: Rock Star God

The Makers have already had their ripple in the independent press. The band has had perhaps the biggest controversy that one could have at this

Reba McEntire: So Good Together

Only the first name appears on the front cover. That Elvis-inspired conceit reflects the beautifully homely singularity of McEntire’s Christian name, of course, but

Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now

Alternately gorgeous and over-the-top, the album is unlikely to win Mitchell new fans among young listeners.

The Mr. T Experience: Alcatraz | PopMatters Music Review

Me and Dr. Frank, we have a history. Back in 1994-1995 (or thereabouts), the Mr. T Experience (or, if you prefer, MTX) owned my heart.

    Masters of Reality: Welcome to the Western Lodge

Welcome to the Western Lodge, the fourth release by the off-kilter rock band Masters of Reality, is one of those albums that reminds record reviewers

33.3; Mogwai, Come on Die Young

 Mogwai Come on Die Young(Matador) by Sarah ZupkoPopMatters Editor & Publisher mogwai-33.jpg More often than not, instrumental rock is not terribly interesting—

    Motorhead: We Are Motorhead / The Best Of

You can’t depend on justice, you can’t depend on your woman, and you can’t depend on that beat piece of shit you

    Mest: Wasting Time

Brace yourself for a peppy punk rock record destined to satisfy the taste buds of high school aged rock fans across America. Mest’s lyrics

Jason Moran: Facing Left

I’m ready to follow the pianist Jason Moran into the promised land. Facing Left, Moran’s intellectually challenging and musically adventurous sophomore album is

    Mello Cads: Through the Past, Softly

At risk of setting off an East Coast/West Coast uproar of a degree not witnesses since the Tupac shooting, I have to say the

Make Up, Save Yourself

If Midnite Vultures is Beck’s stab at Prince, then Save Yourself is the Make Up doing a rewrite of the early Rolling Stones songbook that’s positively orgasmic.

The Music Tapes, 1st Imaginary Symphony for Nomad

As if the Elephant Six family of artists wasn’t quirky enough, here comes the quirkiest of them all. For those who don’t know,

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