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Built to Spill's Daniel Johnston Homage Is Too Plain for Its Own Good

Built to Spill offer up a so-so guitar-based, power-pop tribute to outsider artist Daniel Johnston that doesn't live up to the eclectic 2004 Johnston covers LP.

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Daniel Johnston and BEAM: Beam Me Up!!

Daniel Johnston has decided to dust off some of his classic-period material through Beam Me Up!! in an effort to make these songs seem more palatable to a general audience.

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It's a Sad and Beautiful World: Remembering Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

We celebrate the life and work of singer-songwriter and Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous, who will be remembered as one of the most earnest, distinctive American songwriters of his generation. Truly, he will be missed.

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Daniel Johnston: Is And Always Was

On his first album in 6 years, Daniel Johnston plunders his record collection but doesn't come up with all that much.

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Daniel Johnston

An audience member shouts: “We love your pain.” Others concur with hoots and hollers. And herein lies the question that haunts the cult of Daniel Johnston: Why are we here -- for the songs or for the story?

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Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.

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The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

Johnston, with his outsized continuously overflowing personality, coupled with the sheer mass of his output, seems to exert a strong gravitational pull, luring everything into his own orbit, making it his own.

Jake Meaney
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The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

Daniel Johnston's extensive self-documentation is sometimes eerie, as The Devil and Daniel Johnston has an abundance of material from which to cull its storyline.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Various Artists: The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Uncovered

Whether he approves of it or not, Johnston is the elected champion of the unknown, the neglected yet respected, a representative for every hermetic songwriter crafting never-heard classics in his basement.

Zeth Lundy
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