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A History Lesson from The XYZ Affair

First of all, I will reluctantly admit that the above photo is not from the newest “Fruit of the Loom” commercial. As enjoyable as it must be to advertise t-shirts and underwear while eating fruit on television, the...
 
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Paper Puts Me to Sleep… in a Good Way

Maybe I should find myself a wife. Perhaps she would be able to spark my musical talent and transform my lyrical ability into an emotionally focused skill where I would be able to make grown men cry with ease. Or maybe that is ...

 
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Testa Rosa and Their Masterful Debut

In the marvelously abundant world of music blogs, it is rare occasion when a new artist that is worthwhile has yet to be exposed. I have found over the years that there remains thousands of writers like myself who find satisfac...
 
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Making Love with The Lovemakers

There were never too many bands who took their names literally. The Smashing Pumpkins never smashed pumpkins, Super Furry Animals were merely men, and Little Richard is taller than the average American. However, there tends to ...

 
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REVIEW: Air Traffic – Fractured Life

Can this acclaimed four-piece from the UK live up to hefty expectations on their debut? Through powerful, piano-led melodies, the result is satisfying enough.
 
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Film School is in Session

When a band has the confidence to call one of their songs “Sick Hipster Nursed by Suicide Girl”, they do not leave much room for error. While the name of such a track sounds like some badly translated Japanese horro...

 
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VHS or Beta Prepares to Bring on the Comets

Note: Thanks to weeone for the information: Chea Beckley remains the keyboardist in the group and Zeke Buck is no longer part of the line-up. It is always interesting to see in which direction a band will follow after experienc...
 
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Summer Went Too Soon in Switzerland

While their brooding name would sound most appropriate in September, the brightest moments that are derived from Switzerland’s Summer Went Too Soon sounds suitably enjoyable for any time of the year. After all, I cannot t...