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Wavves – King of the Beach (2010)

By jumping from experimentation to nostalgia and back again, Wavves' King of the Beach can match and will possibly eclipse the success of last year's self-titled effort. Serving as a furious, rambunctious tour-de-force of what ...
 
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The-Dream – Love King (2010)

Though it offers the witty quips and melodic hooks one comes to expect from The-Dream, his third album is not a risk-free production. His self-analysis of the human condition is an ongoing theme, as are his various perspectives...

 
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The Implosion of The King Khan & BBQ Show

The King Khan & BBQ Show's break-up last week in Daegu, South Korea was raucously entertaining, much like the garage-rockers' renowned shows. Jay Mattson provides his first-hand account of the chaotic scene at Bar Guess, where ...
 
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Viernes’ Sinister Devices

The vocals on Viernes‘ debut full-length, Sinister Devices, rarely escalate beyond a whisper. This technique is a recently trendy choice within electronic music’s spreading sub-genres, many of which are renowned for...

 
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Kamp! Out!

Kamp! are a sight to behold. They are on the cusp of an global breakthrough, yet at the moment remain confined to a Polish fan population that rightfully feels as if it has the best kept secret in electro-pop. Their sound rings...
 
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Tokyo Police Club Remain Champs

Max Fishkin provides a second look at Tokyo Police Club's new album, Champ, to follow up our earlier interview of their keyboardist, Graham Wright. The album lives up to the high expectations Wright set forth in the interview (...

 
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The Divine Comedy – Bang Goes the Knighthood (2010)

The Divine Comedy's tenth album, Bang Goes the Knighthood, offers no surprises for longtime fans. As usual, Hannon's wit and playful observations find success in a pleasant medium between folk and pop music. This effort, though...
 
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The Secret History

Pop music formed by ’60s girl groups are often subjected to ancient stereotypes. Joyous harmonies, lyrics consisting of nothing more than multiply layered “doo-wop-da-doo-wop”s, and a subtle sway of the hips for sex appea...