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    The Spin Doctors: Just Go Ahead Now: A Retrospective

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Sarge: Distant

Bands break up all the time, in all sorts of ways and for all sorts of reasons. I like when bands break up loudly: when


SNFU: The Ping Pong EP

Serious hilarity, energy, longevity…that pretty well sums up SNFU. These guys have been mainstays on the punk scene since the early 1980s, and they


    The Soft Set: self-titled

The Soft Set have one of the best songs of the year on this latest, self-titled disc. On “Record On”, the Set sing “Stayin’ up


The Strawmen: Saving Faded Dreams

Melodic jangle pop is hard to do well, but the Strawmen manage that feat time and again on their latest release, Saving Faded Dreams. This


    The Strawberry Smell: Odorama

WWithout going down the usual list of current pop acts from France, let me just say that The Strawberry Smell have indeed created something that


    Adrian Shaw: Head Cleaner

Head Cleaner is the latest solo venture by Ade Shaw, the ex-Hawkwind and current Bevis Frond bassist. Although he wrote and produced the album and


The Small Faces: The BBC Sessions

Aside from the Beatles, the Small Faces may well have been the finest band of the 1960s—at least in the eyes of many fellow


    Michael Schenker: Adventures of the Imagination / MS 2000 - Dreams and Expressions

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The Supers: Spklanng!

Boasting a cartoon cover and an album title that the late Don Martin would be proud of, Toronto’s Supers are every bit as energetic


Seven Storey Mountain: Based on a True Story

It’s difficult to pin down where Seven Storey Mountain is coming from or where they’re trying to go with Based on a True


    Signalmen: Falsetto Teeth

If you’ve been keeping up with most of my reviews the past few weeks, then you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been


Savage Garden: Affirmation | PopMatters Music Review

Let’s get it out into the open right away: Savage Garden are completely mainstream. They’re clean-cut, popular among teenage girls, and could comfortably


    Matthew Shipp: Matthew Shipp’s New Orbit

As “curator” of Thirsty Ear’s The Blue Series, that label’s jazz line, Matthew Shipp has wasted little time in releasing two of its


    Matthew Sweet: Time Capsule: The Best of 90/00

While Sweet seems to have crawled from the same primordial pop and jangle as contemporaries like Teenage Fanclub and Velvet Crush (whom he has produced


Stereophonics, Performance and Cocktails

American critics have been busy slagging off the Stereophonics sophomore effort for the past month, labeling it second-rate Oasis and Radiohead. They’re flat out


Sugarbuzz, Submerged

With a solid grounding in rock’s great Bs—Beatles, Beach Boys, Byrds, and Big Star, Chicago’s Sugarbuzz purvey the sort of effortless pop


John Scofield: Bump

John Scofield must have enjoyed hanging out with Medeski, Martin and Wood, his bandmates on 1998’s A Go Go, because he is back with another


    Cat Stevens: Numbers / Izitso / Back to Earth

There have been three quite distinct phases in the pop life of the man born Steven Georgiou of Greek antecedence in London in 1947. During the


Stratford Merenaries: Sense of Solitude

Apparently, punks no longer following the nihilistic footsteps of Darby Crash, Johnny Thunders, Wendy O. Williams, and, of course, Sid Vicious, passing on as a


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