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Steve Albini: A Biographical Collage

Everyone's favorite noise rock curmudgeon, Steve Albini sounds off as he prepares to release an eerie score to a horror film.

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Lil Bub: Science and Magic: A Soundtrack To The Universe

Occasionally a record comes along that reminds us that there is beauty in the world that only the pure of heart can make us see. This is that record, a perfect capsule of hope for the young and old.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Contempt"

Lifestyle's sun-kissed opening track finds our heroes in languid mood, contemplating foreign climes and foreign bodies.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle'

Throughout the '90s and into the '00s, Silkworm rocked harder and recorded more great albums than anyone. In a sea of diamonds though it is perhaps their seventh album Lifestyle that sparkles most vividly.

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Screaming Females: Live at the Hideout

After five studio albums, the Screaming Females have finally distilled the essence of their sound into a single record.

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Silkworm: Libertine

Silkworm's third album, produced by Steve Albini, gets the reissue treatment on its 20th anniversary.

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Counterbalance No. 96: Pixies' 'Surfer Rosa'

All I know is that there were rumors that the 96th most acclaimed album was into field hockey players. Pixies' 1988 breakthrough is this week's Counterbalance. And then the next thing you know . . .

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Top Ten Lost Midwest Punk Singles

From the basement dust bins come the sound and fury of the flatlands! Sounds Affects takes a look at ten outstanding obscure punk 45s from the American Midwest.

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Monotonix: Not Yet

Monotonix’s new album is a great, non-sticky substitute for their live shtick.

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My Disco: Little Joy

Hey look, it's another post-punk revival band!

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Pink Flag by Wilson Neate

Neate's book encourages a discourse on LPs which could be lost but which stubbornly survives; the vinyl jostles with mp3s for (real and virtual) space in certain hipsters' record collections.

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The Stooges: The Weirdness

Legendary proto-punk band led by Iggy Pop reunites after 30 years and makes a record with the help of Steve Albini and Mike Watt.

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