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New song from Sufjan Stevens

While the extreme popularity of Sufjan Stevens has often become abrasive, there is no denying he is one of the most talented songwriters currently making music. Though literally thousands of blogs has posted material from Sufja...
 
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The roots of Electronic

Being a fan of both The Smiths and New Order, I would consider it only natural to be a fan of Electronic as well. Unrightfully, Johnny Marr was often overshadowed by Morrissey’s vibrant presence, while Bernard Sumner was ...

 
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Short Bits

Oh, I’ve been waiting far too long for Jarvis Cocker‘s new solo album. Sure, it was fun seeing Jarvis (and the rest of the Wyrd Sisters) perform at Harry Potter’s prom of rejection, but it has been five years ...
 
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Roger O’Donnell uses the bare necessities

Prior to listening to his first solo album, I knew that Roger O’Donnell had played keyboards in such influential bands as The Cure, Berlin, and The Psychedelic Furs. Due to this, I was wrongly expecting some sort of 80s f...

 
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The Lemonheads return

When The Lemonheads announced last year that they were planning their first new album in nine years, I was filled with excitement. Though they never had the exposure that fellow alternative rock staples Nirvana or R.E.M. had, T...
 
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A few new singles…

I don’t what it is about Fall, but it seems that every time it comes around, a handful of very impressive singles are released. While always in preparation for the chaos of holiday album releases, it’s fun to hear s...

 
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Aussie Bands Taking Over!

Who doesn’t love pandas? Unless you bite one, they are lovable gentle giants (most of the time). The Panda Band initially sound to be just as lovable. I’ve only heard four songs from this Australian five-piece, but ...
 
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Canada: the band, not the country

The stereotype for bands named after countries or continents has gained common ground in the past few decades. From David Sylvian’s Japan to Europe’s “The Final Countdown”, it would seem that bands who n...