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Review: Ought – “More Than Any Other Day”

Despite forming Ought two years ago as university students, vocalist/guitarist Tim Beeler, keyboardist Matt May, bassist Ben Stidworthy and drummer /violinist Tim Keen have already cultivated a definitive identity and … Continue Reading →


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Review: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Wig Out At Jagbags”

Once you’ve established a publicly accepted identity, is winning over new fans even possible? Pop culturally speaking, the longer a show, book, band or movie has been in existence, especially … Continue Reading →


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Review: Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”

“Reflektor” is Arcade Fire’s “OK Computer” Though I just have anecdotal evidence to support the claim, I suspect more than a few Arcade Fire fans have been wringing their hands … Continue Reading →


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Review: Lorde – “Pure Heroine”

Just when we thought we had the modern music industry all figured out, Lorde comes along and flips the conventional wisdom on its head. Yes, we’ve seen artists with similar stories … Continue Reading →


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Review: Kings of Leon – “Mechanical Bull”

You simply cannot fulfill all the stereotypes of being a World-Famous Rock Band without facing some kind of internal crisis, and so, between their 2011 tour and the recording of … Continue Reading →


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Review: Volcano Choir – “Repave”

With a distinctive voice that flows like centuries-old water finding its way through cracks, Justin Vernon forgoes another Bon Iver album in favor of, Repave, his second outing as the lead … Continue Reading →


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Review: King Krule – “6 Feet Beneath The Moon”

Ginger. Paper-thin. Young. These might be the words that first spring to mind when you see a photograph of 19-year-old Archy Marshall, who goes by his stage-moniker King Krule on … Continue Reading →


Review: Franz Ferdinand - "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action"

Review: Franz Ferdinand – “Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action”

The noughties were the years of the great British indie debut: The Libertines, Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys – and Franz Ferdinand. Franz led the vanguard of the mid-noughties post-punk indie … Continue Reading →


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Review: The Dodos – “Carrier”

 Chris Reimer had only been a part of The Dodos for a short while before his sudden death from a heart condition at age 26 last year, but his noise-rock … Continue Reading →