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Music Go Music

Treading the thin line between generic cheesiness and captivating ingenuity is a common practice for contemporary pop artists, especially now that the genre has been prevalent in media for numerous decades. We have seen brillia...
 
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Marissa Nadler – Little Hells (2009)

To attain memorability, artists often strive for a consistent tonal resonance to align with the occasionally overlooked aspect of cohesion. Whether one hears a punk group achieve success through energetically volatile three-cho...

 
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Timber Timbre

Although it can be classified as one of the most straightforward terms in music theory, timbre also holds the status as being one of the most audibly important. If music lacked timbre, it would be as if a language was running o...
 
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Here We Go Magic

In the life of Luke Temple, artistic transitioning nearly seems like a daily routine by now. In several career choices that are not particularly surprising from a multifarious talent, Temple has made a living out of being both ...

 
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Dan Auerbach Keeps It Hid

Seeing a successful solo project originate from a duo is not all that surprising. When a group revolves around the vision and talents of only two individuals, each one has a tendency of growing accustomed to manufacturing an in...
 
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Cymbals Eat Guitars

All bands have to start somewhere, and for Cymbals Eat Guitars it was as a high school band that dabbled mostly in Weezer covers (from their first two albums, fortunately). Listening to the music of Cymbals Eat Guitars in their...

 
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Fever Ray

By the time that Swedish brother-sister duo Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer released their third full-length album in 2006, The Knife had already achieved a status as one of the most reputable electronic groups in Swed...
 
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The High Dials Move to Moon Country

As evidenced on Monday with Andre Ethier’s excellent Born of Blue Fog, January is often a time for this site to explore releases that I may have overlooked in 2008. It is not by any means intentional, as no one could possibly l...