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Hard Work: An Interview With Shout Out Louds

While roaming the streets of Stockholm, Shout Out Louds’ Adam Olenius talks about their new album Work, the effort the band put into it and their passionate new producer, as well as their views on television performances and the Olympics.

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The Union Endures: An Interview with the Boxer Rebellion

Singer/guitarist Nathan Nicholson talks to PopMatters about his band's new album, the return to a label-less existence and his thoughts about the relationship between music and disaster relief.

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"We Wanted to Do Something Completely Different": An Interview with Editors

Guitars for sale! Ditching the moody edge that defined their first two albums, the UK's Editors are now setting out to craft electronic rock music.

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Vienna Teng: Inland Territory

Singer-songwriter sounds strong from start to finish, oozing Amos-ish appeal.

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Max Morgan: Interrupting the Silence

Sweet pop from Liverpool, but it's not a Beatles clone.

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Mayda: The Interrogation

Strong radio-friendly pop from Korean-cum-Minnesotan singer.

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Darla Farmer: Rewiring the Electric Forest

Fair album but nothing to get excited about.

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Desario: Zero Point Zero

Quirky but nifty rock outfit finds fine mix of influences, from Vampire Weekend to the 'Mats.

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Ray Charles: Genius The Ultimate Collection

The term genius has been used so often that it doesn’t seem to pack the same amount of attention that it once did. But when it comes to a few music legends, the phrase seems to be the only word to describe them.

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Various Artists: !Salsa!

Hip-shaking Latin genre celebrated on strong compilation.

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Charles Burst: Come Home and Feast

Porngraphers producer perfects pretty singer-songwriter tunes.

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Motorik: Klang!

Great sounds but not exactly motorik genre.

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Ace Enders & A Million Different People: When I Hit the Ground

Average emo-pop that isn't then end all and be all.

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Carlon: Johari Window

New Jersey bred but Americana laced nuggets from this impressive debut.

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Forever: Forever

Interesting songs. Think Neko Case-led, roadhouse version of New Pornographers.

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Rae Spoon: Superior You Are Inferior

Rae Spoon mixes pop and electronica for some interesting nuggets.

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Mazes: Mazes

Mazes uses retro harmonies to drive their songs home.

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Doug Paisley: Doug Paisley

Seemingly from the same forest as Ray Lamontange comes this fine singer-songwriter.

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Charlie Hunter: Baboon Strength

Charlie Hunter's innovative music explorations continue with this funky, fun adventure.

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Cantinero: Better for the Metaphor

Smart, highbrow pop makes this album work from start to finish.

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Audrye Sessions: Audrye Sessions

Melodic, pop like the Fray and Coldplay, but not quite as anthemic.

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Simply Red: 25 Greatest Hits

Mick Hucknall is closing up his British soul shop in 2010, but there's still time for another hits package.


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