Posted April 1, 2004, 11:02 a.m.
This is the first time I've ever managed to find the perfect soundtrack for an art exhibit. After viewing a collection called "Late Modern European ... read more
Posted March 11, 2004, 1:04 a.m.
As any lover of lo-fi already knows, the complexity of The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle and his work is vast. He records every album on ... read more
Posted March 9, 2004, 1:03 a.m.
In many cases, EPs of new material from bands who have released prolific albums in the last couple of years are enfuriating teases and rehashes ... read more
Posted March 2, 2004, 11:40 p.m.
It's hard writing about a band who's been around for a while that you're just hearing for the first time. Describing how they used to ... read more
Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 7:52 a.m.
Imagine driving down an endless highway in a thunderstorm while listening to your favorite AOR station. Suddenly lightning strikes the antenna and the gaps between ... read more
Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 7:03 a.m.
Whenever I listen to the type of record that Yaphet Kotto or Envy would make, I always play the TV at full volume to supplement ... read more
Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 6:48 a.m.
Since I've only heard a couple of songs from last year's solid debut, Oh, Inverted World, this review will be free of any mentions of ... read more
Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 8:15 p.m.
Once again, Grandaddy travel down the familiar road of attaching a human face on technology for the sole purpose of denouncing it. In a shockingly ... read more
Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 6:30 p.m.
While there definitely are problems with musical priority in this album, after listening to Good Health, the most negative thing I can say about this ... read more
Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 5:43 p.m.
I'm glad I got into this album before seeing Black Eyes' live show, because I would have been very unimpressed with the album after witnessing ... read more
Posted Feb. 27, 2004, 11:32 a.m.
Four years ago to the present, record players everywhere have played the last note of "Raining in Darling," the final song on Will Oldham's Bonnie ... read more
Posted Feb. 27, 2004, 10:58 a.m.
I can always tell how much I will spin an album following its first listen. That feeling I had after listening to Hearts of Oak ... read more
Posted Feb. 25, 2004, 4:42 p.m.
"Oh my God, my God this can't be happening! AFI has signed to a major!" Is an example of a popular reaction to the announcement ... read more
Posted Feb. 25, 2004, 4:12 p.m.
I think I have whiplash. An incredibly addictive hardcore album with infectious riffs and powerful, gut-wrenching vocals are the best random synonyms for "whoah-kick ass" ... read more
Posted Feb. 25, 2004, 3:33 p.m.
Xiu Xiu are a frustrating band in the sense that their originality is quite apparent, but for many people they are difficult to "get into." ... read more
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