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Juliette and The Licks – You're Speaking My Language

Posted July 5, 2005, 4:23 a.m.

Juliette and The Licks – You're Speaking My Language

Hollywood has a running list of actors and actresses who attempt to extend their talents to the music industry. For some inexplicable reason, it seems ... read more

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Hot Hot Heat – Elevator

Posted June 23, 2005, 9:39 a.m.

Hot Hot Heat – Elevator

Hot Hot Heat has managed to weave in and out of the limelight in the last few years. Often compared to the Cure, they are ... read more

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Spoon – Gimmie Fiction

Posted June 15, 2005, 12:55 a.m.

Spoon – Gimmie Fiction

Music elitists say that excellent music has not come out since the 70's; that the past thirty odd some years have been regurgitated, diluted crap. ... read more

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Stars – Set Yourself on Fire

Posted May 25, 2005, 4:26 a.m.

Stars – Set Yourself on Fire

"Ladies and gentlemen, set yourself on fire!" exclaims novelist Ibi Kaslik on the inside cover of Stars's sophomore album, Set Yourself on Fire. This begins ... read more

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Ryan Adams – Cold Roses

Posted May 10, 2005, 6:51 a.m.

Ryan Adams – Cold Roses

The name Ryan Adams has become synonymous with the word "prolific," but not so much with the words "genius" and "brilliant"- those are thrown around ... read more

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Bloc Party – Silent Alarm

Posted April 17, 2005, 4 p.m.

Bloc Party – Silent Alarm

Hype generates a high death count, because critics are merciless. Bands with ridiculous amounts of hype seem to have big white signs with bold red ... read more

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Bright Eyes – Digital Ash in a Digital Urn

Posted March 8, 2005, 11:27 p.m.

Bright Eyes – Digital Ash in a Digital Urn

Digital Ash in a Digital Urn appears to be out of character for Conor Oberst. He incorporates heavy beats and samples that force his signature ... read more

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Bright Eyes – I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Posted Feb. 14, 2005, 9:32 a.m.

Bright Eyes – I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

The morning is generally associated with hope and rebirth. Leave it up to sad-eyed pessimist Conor Oberst to reverse this symbol in I'm Wide Awake, ... read more

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Hope of the States – The Lost Riots

Posted Jan. 5, 2005, 12:32 p.m.

Hope of the States – The Lost Riots

On The Lost Riots, Hope of the States debuts with tragedy on their shoulders. In midst of recording the album, founding guitarist James Lawrence was ... read more

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Johnson, Will – Vultures Await

Posted Dec. 5, 2004, 1:06 p.m.

Johnson, Will – Vultures Await

Will Johnson not only fronts the incestuous bands Centro-matic and South San Gabriel, but he also has a solo career on the side. After recording ... read more

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Moving Units – Dangerous Dreams

Posted Oct. 19, 2004, 4:19 p.m.

Moving Units – Dangerous Dreams

Moving Units played at last year's Sunset Junction Street Fair, which had an impressive line-up of indie pop and rock bands, including Guided by Voices, ... read more

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Earlimart – Treble & Tremble

Posted Oct. 12, 2004, 2:04 p.m.

Earlimart – Treble & Tremble

What does coping with the death of Elliott Smith sound like? It sounds poignant and pretty; in essence, it sounds like Smith's spirit is living ... read more

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Interpol – Antics

Posted Oct. 10, 2004, 1:58 p.m.

Interpol – Antics

Turn on the Bright Lights is a great debut album. The guitars are compelling when paired with Paul Banks's jarring vocals, letting bizarre lyrics like ... read more

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The Thrills – Let's Bottle Bohemia

Posted Oct. 3, 2004, 1:18 p.m.

The Thrills – Let's Bottle Bohemia

Foreign territories naturally exude mystery and romance. Dubliners the Thrills found California so intriguing that they wrote their whole debut, So Much for the City, ... read more

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The Delays – Faded Seaside Glamour

Posted Sept. 28, 2004, 9:24 a.m.

The Delays – Faded Seaside Glamour

Nothing really sets the Delays apart from other mediocre Brit pop rock bands. They are all trapped in limbo between the achievements of Radiohead and ... read more

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The Libertines – The Libertines

Posted Sept. 24, 2004, 5:23 a.m.

The Libertines – The Libertines

Pete Doherty is so rock n' roll. Every other day the kid is in rehab, and on the other days he's escaping from it. Just ... read more

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Sahara Hotnights – Kiss & Tell

Posted Sept. 8, 2004, 4 p.m.

Sahara Hotnights – Kiss & Tell

Perhaps the name of Sahara Hotnights singer Maria Andersson's boyfriend rings a bell - Howlin' Pelle Alvmquist of the Hives. Or maybe you just know ... read more

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Washington Social Club – Catching Looks

Posted Sept. 1, 2004, 9:51 a.m.

Washington Social Club – Catching Looks

"Move the flipping* Audi [away from the front of the club]!" shouted one of the members of the Washington Social Club to the audience. They ... read more

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Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous

Posted Aug. 24, 2004, 7:09 p.m.

Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous

It was kind of shocking when Rilo Kiley decided to leave Saddle Creek in pursuit of their own record label, Brute/Beaute. In the whole history ... read more

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The Good Life – Album of the Year

Posted Aug. 17, 2004, 3:14 p.m.

The Good Life – Album of the Year

Tim Kasher manages to juggle two well-respected bands without taking a noticeable break. The strident noise of Cursive may sound much harsher than the soft ... read more

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The Shore – The Shore

Posted Aug. 11, 2004, 8:01 a.m.

The Shore – The Shore

Could it be that my computer has a secret quality music detector and it was trying to warn me? My computer isn't that advanced, in ... read more

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The Veils – The Runaway Found

Posted Aug. 6, 2004, 9:40 a.m.

The Veils – The Runaway Found

Finn Andrews, the vocalist and guitarist of the Veils, once posed alone in front of a cemetery. The building behind the cemetery was grey, old, ... read more

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The Cure – The Cure

Posted July 27, 2004, 2:01 a.m.

The Cure – The Cure

Even if you're in a band whose career spans almost 30 years, there is a first time for everything. This is the first time the ... read more

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The Killers – Hot Fuss

Posted July 22, 2004, 7:55 a.m.

The Killers – Hot Fuss

I want to bash the Killer's debut Hot Fuss so much. The press sets them up easily for a beating; there's enough hype to fuel ... read more

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Jesse Malin – The Heat

Posted July 15, 2004, 5:27 a.m.

Jesse Malin – The Heat

I love Ryan Adams - in a musical way. When I heard that Ryan Adams's partner in crime, Jesse Malin, was releasing a second album, ... read more

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Melee – Everyday Behavior

Posted July 11, 2004, 6:08 p.m.

Melee – Everyday Behavior

The West Coast seems to have an air of a free spirit that allows songwriters to write various types of music there. About two years ... read more

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Tilly and the Wall – Wild Like Children

Posted July 1, 2004, 3:39 p.m.

Tilly and the Wall – Wild Like Children

Tilly and the Wall is the first band to be signed onto Conor Oberst's label, Team Love. The team is so full of love that ... read more

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The Elected – Me First

Posted June 22, 2004, 6:18 p.m.

The Elected – Me First

Admit it, you skipped Blake Sennett's songs on Rilo Kiley's The Execution of All Things! It's often distracting to hear different vocalists for different tracks. ... read more

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Tahiti 80 – A Piece of Sunshine

Posted June 18, 2004, 4:02 a.m.

Tahiti 80 – A Piece of Sunshine

The temperatures across the States are getting higher. Flowers are approaching or at their finest state. The cicadas are dying out both by human consumption ... read more

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Matt Pond PA – Emblems

Posted June 14, 2004, 5:42 p.m.

Matt Pond PA – Emblems

I once had a substitute teacher that repeated something 10 times, because he said that people have to hear something at least 8 times before ... read more

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Keane – Hopes and Fears

Posted May 30, 2004, 4 p.m.

Keane – Hopes and Fears

My first listen: Let's get some facts straight. Keane is a three piece band. They don't have any guitars, instead there is a piano. They ... read more

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Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand

Posted May 24, 2004, 5:43 p.m.

Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand

Recently it seems like every magazine I pick up has something positive to say about Franz Ferdinand; Franz Ferdinand this, Franz Ferdinand that. It's always ... read more

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Carina Round – The Disconnection

Posted May 17, 2004, 1:28 a.m.

Carina Round – The Disconnection

Carina Round is too late for the Riot Grrrl movement, the only recent explosion of female artists. Although lo-fi indie princess Liz Phair and crazy ... read more

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Ambulance LTD – LP

Posted May 11, 2004, 4:38 a.m.

Ambulance LTD – LP

New York City looks so glamorous from afar, but when I get there I'm reminded that I don't belong with the constant honking, the frustrating ... read more

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Statistics – Leave Your Name

Posted May 4, 2004, 5:32 p.m.

Statistics – Leave Your Name

Denver Dalley is all over the place. After Desaparecidos went on hiatus, Dalley started to flesh out his own songs in his spare time. He ... read more

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Snow Patrol – Final Straw

Posted April 28, 2004, 5:01 p.m.

Snow Patrol – Final Straw

They are from Scotland. They have two other releases titled Songs for Polar Bears, and When it's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up. ... read more

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