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Rockets Red Glare – Moonlight Desires

Posted March 23, 2004, 4 p.m.

Rockets Red Glare – Moonlight Desires

Minimalist tendencies. Math-rock. Post-rock. All good things in proper doses. But can they be mixed to produce something great? Ah, well, there's the real question. ... read more

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Antioch Arrow – Gems of Masochism

Posted March 23, 2004, 4 p.m.

Antioch Arrow – Gems of Masochism

Weird, artsy, dark hardcore was nothing new to San Diego in 1994 when Antioch Arrow released their seminal masterwork, Gems of Masochism. The presses had ... read more

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Jawbreaker – Dear You (Reissue)

Posted March 16, 2004, 1:27 a.m.

Jawbreaker – Dear You (Reissue)

Many people consider Dear You to be a perfect record. I'm not one of them, and I'm a Jawbreaker fan, too. Nope, I'm one of ... read more

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Envy – A Dead Sinking Story

Posted March 4, 2004, 12:18 a.m.

Envy – A Dead Sinking Story

There're plenty of bands in the world, but the ones that really stick out are the ones that leave you scratching your head, unsure of ... read more

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North of America – Brothers, Sisters

Posted March 2, 2004, 12:06 a.m.

North of America – Brothers, Sisters

There's an alternate universe somewhere out there, one in which Steve Albini moved to Guelph, Ontario, hooked up with members of the Rapture and Hot ... read more

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Stars – Heart

Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 7:06 a.m.

Stars – Heart

There are few things worse in this world than a record composed by a group of people that are intensely passionate about the contents, but ... read more

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Constantines – Shine A Light

Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 6:43 a.m.

Constantines – Shine A Light

I'm from California. I live near the ocean. I like driving. I like watching baseball. I'm the outside world's perception of a fairly typical American ... read more

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Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism

Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 6:36 a.m.

Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism

The members of Death Cab For Cutie equal far more than the sum of their parts; this much has been evident since a small, unknown ... read more

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The Strokes – Room On Fire

Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 5:58 a.m.

The Strokes – Room On Fire

The first words to leap out at you on the sophomore LP by the Strokes are "I want to be forgotten." How literally this can ... read more

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Explosions in the Sky – The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place

Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 5:54 a.m.

Explosions in the Sky – The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place

If Explosions in the Sky's previous LP, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever, could be called ... read more

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Andrew W.K. – The Wolf

Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 5:47 a.m.

Andrew W.K. – The Wolf

I'll keep this short so you kids will understand me. I want the time back I spent listening to this. I feel cheated, robbed, and ... read more

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A Perfect Circle – Thirteenth Step

Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 5:42 a.m.

A Perfect Circle – Thirteenth Step

And so, our alt-rock heroes in a Perfect Circle return for the second installment, to see if the dreaded sophmore slump can be overcome. The ... read more

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Thursday – War All the Time

Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 5:31 a.m.

Thursday – War All the Time

Of all these "emo" bands around right now, Thursday is the one that continually disappoints me. I see in Thursday the potential to do something ... read more

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The Dismemberment Plan – A People's History of...

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 9:39 p.m.

The Dismemberment Plan – A People's History of...

First off, the Dismemberment Plan gets props just for the fact that this record came out. Consistently innovative while they were active, the band is ... read more

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Hella – Bitches Ain't Shit But Good People

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 9:31 p.m.

Hella – Bitches Ain't Shit But Good People

Hella is less a band that be thought of in terms of "good" and "bad" as they are a band that you either like, or ... read more

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The Fire Theft – The Fire Theft

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 9:21 p.m.

The Fire Theft – The Fire Theft

Sunny Day Real Estate was a great band. No one contends with this or argues with this. They fell into that elite category of bands ... read more

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Spiritualized – Amazing Grace

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 5:34 p.m.

Spiritualized – Amazing Grace

J Spaceman's life seems to be a never-ending spiral of hard drugs and failed romances, if his records are to be believed. From his early ... read more

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Bright Calm Blue – Direct Approach for Casual Conversation

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 5:31 p.m.

Bright Calm Blue – Direct Approach for Casual Conversation

It was bound to happen sooner or later. I've come across a band that doesn't really sway me one way or the other, and that ... read more

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Limbeck – Hi, Everything's Great

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 5:29 p.m.

Limbeck – Hi, Everything's Great

Consistency is a hard thing to perfect. Too many bands aim too high and pollute their great ideas with sub-par songs, whereas an equal amount ... read more

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Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 9:05 a.m.

Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People

It had been a long time since I'd heard an absolutely perfect pop record, until a few days back when I finally gave in to ... read more

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Benton Falls – Guilt Beats Hate

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 8:58 a.m.

Benton Falls – Guilt Beats Hate

Thanks to Cursive, every band on the planet has to try to out-honest each other in their lyrics. Call it the fallout of their neutron ... read more

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Mogwai – Happy Songs For Happy People

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 8:56 a.m.

Mogwai – Happy Songs For Happy People

The indie nation are a bunch of whiners. Not only that, but they're pretentious, snobbish, and apparently humorless. Probably why Mogwai has always stuck out ... read more

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Radiohead – Hail to the Thief

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 8:54 a.m.

Radiohead – Hail to the Thief

Radiohead are one of those bands that people go out of their way to like because there's quite a bit to like about them. Some ... read more

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These Arms Are Snakes – This Is Meant to Hurt You

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 8:41 a.m.

These Arms Are Snakes – This Is Meant to Hurt You

The sticker on the front of this CD's jewel case is going to sell lots of copies of it, I guarantee. It reads "Featuring former ... read more

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Thrice – Artist In the Ambulance

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 8:38 a.m.

Thrice – Artist In the Ambulance

You've heard this record before. Honestly, you have. The last time that band you know jumped ship from their indie and put out a big ... read more

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The Mars Volta – De-Loused In the Comatorium

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 8:25 a.m.

The Mars Volta – De-Loused In the Comatorium

As one of the few music geeks on the planet who wasn't infatuated with At the Drive-In, I approached this record with very few expectations. ... read more

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Every Time I Die – Hot Damn!

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 8:11 a.m.

Every Time I Die – Hot Damn!

It's a rare thing when the title of a band's record suits that record perfectly, but Every Time I Die has managed to do this. ... read more

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The Sawtooth Grin – Cuddlemonster

Posted Feb. 27, 2004, 11:52 a.m.

The Sawtooth Grin – Cuddlemonster

The only thing that kept repeating in my head the entire time I listened to this record was "Wow, the Locust certainly do this whole ... read more

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Brandtson – Death and Taxes

Posted Feb. 27, 2004, 11:46 a.m.

Brandtson – Death and Taxes

Part of me says it's not Brandtson's fault. They formed way back in 1996, and as such, are quite possibly the last of these so-called ... read more

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The Locust – Plague Soundscapes

Posted Feb. 25, 2004, 4:47 p.m.

The Locust – Plague Soundscapes

Unlike a lot of other people, I was entirely unfamiliar with the Locust upon the release of this record. All I knew about them was ... read more

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