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Yours Truly – The Colorage (2010)

Twelve seconds into The Colorage, a trumpet caps off the end of an crescendo guitar run, practically announcing the arrival of a talented new alt-rock band from Pittsburgh, PA. And while the five-song EP from Yours Truly isn’t...
 
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Interview with The Very Best

The Very Best are a deliciously odd trio. The band formed more than four years ago, after DJ gods Johan Karlberg and Etienne Tron of Radioclit met Esau Mwamwaya after buying a bike at Mwamwaya’s used furniture/junk store ...

 
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Fool’s Gold

The media has an interesting way of molding stereotypes within the music industry, regardless of the feature’s innovation or commitment. If a style, song, or particular theme even slightly resembles a popular mold of the ...
 
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JJ Explores the World

Update: My review of jj’s new album, jj n° 3, can be found here. Another day, another elusive electronic artist from Sweden. It seems like I have come to expect the small country to dominate the realm of innovative electr...

 
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Hiroshi Kono’s Mar Project

To successfully imitate a foreign musical tradition, there must be a regard for both the cultural relevance and stylistic composition of the music. I am not referring to subtle hints of African percussion in dance-pop or the fo...
 
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Best Albums of 2008: #40 to #31

by Mike Mineo ——————————————————————————————...

 
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Ndidi Onukwulu

In both past and present, it is difficult to find an influential songwriter who has never credited their geographical or familial roots as being a defining influence in their success. Whether they are singing about the dangers ...
 
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Robert Wyatt Continues an Enduring Legacy

First off, I hope everyone’s holidays treated them well. I took a break from the site for a week and I come back feeling relatively relaxed. After that arduous (though heavily rewarding) “Best Albums of 2007” ...

 
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Ride the Bran Van 3000

It would be appropriate to say that Bran Van 3000 have been one of the most subtly successful groups of the past few years. Their songs have been displayed in a countless number of movies, television shows, and assorted adverts...
 
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Betty LaVette and Drive-By Truckers at The Scene of the Crime

By this stage in her interminable music career, Bettye LaVette has no reason to change her style. In fact, the first few moments of her new album, The Scene of the Crime, reflect this sentiment both lyrically and musically. ...