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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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Obscure Sound: Best of August 2009

Even though September brings some of the greatest weather of the year, there is always reason to students to dread its arrival. It is not so much the concept of classes, but rather the obligations that arise from them. I despis...

 
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Kill It Kid!

Emitting a wide range of emotions is one of the most complex maneuvers in music. Not only because it requires sophistication and a little bit of selfishness, but also due to the varying perceptions of certain feelings among lis...
 
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The Wiyos Ring the Broken Land Bell

It was always interesting to me how varying generations perceive music differently. A well-written thesis or book has likely dissected this to pretentious hell already, so bear with me on this. There are too many intricacies in...

 
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Dan Mangan Recalls the Classics

An artist who sports a scruffy beard, sings about “indie queens” and kings, and names their album after a Kurt Vonnegut quote is bound to create a memorable first impression. It may sound like the definitive stereotype for all ...
 
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Consistency is the Reigning Sound

An all-or-nothing mentality is often applied toward the music industry, disregarding any possibility of a middle status whatsoever. An artist achieves success from an album or project that will be forever associated with their ...

 
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A Holiday Shores Getaway

Nathan Pemberton refuses to abide by the DIY stereotype. He records in his Florida garage with an economical home studio, which supplies just enough firepower for him to make his innovations come alive. But despite the allure o...
 
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The XX

In one room sits a huddled group of professionals, ranging from for-pay songwriters to conniving promoters. Their eyes are all on a whiteboard that lists several opportunities for their fledging client on this starry Friday nig...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of July 2009

First off, I want to apologize for the server difficulties this site has experienced the past week or so. Obscure Sound was apparently taking up too many resources to be situated on my host’s server, so they temporarily d...
 
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Kinetic Stereokids

Although many industry professionals may have a tendency to disagree, there is nothing wrong with the audible expression of youthful exuberance. An immediate assumption would associate this expression with experience, which is ...