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Best Albums of 2009: #40 to #31

Part two of our five-day feature broadens the coverage of this year's finest albums.
 
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Wild Beasts and Two Dancers

Distinction will never be an issue for Wild Beasts. With a voice like Hayden Thorpeā€™s, it almost seems as if the English four-piece could put any arrangement under his dramatic delivery and the result would sound great. A styli...

 
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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: #30 to #21

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Groovin’ With Hercules & Love Affair

Though his talented songwriting is worth considerable praise alone, fans of Antony Hegarty often find it easiest to distinguish the English singer/songwriter by his voice, an enjoyably unique feature that ranges several octaves...
 
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A Mix for the Lonely: Valentine’s Day ’08

Considering that the dates of anniversaries and birthdays vary from person to person, it would not be entirely unrealistic to deem Valentine’s Day as the most universally abundant day for the exchanging of mix tapes. Afte...

 
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Little Beirut Thank the Presidency

No one needs to be told that a compliment and an insult are antonyms of one another, yet it remains ironic that politicians are often the ones who create insults that eventually expand into unintentional compliments, occasional...
 
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I’m Not There

I am not going to take up much of your time with this, but I am sure many of you are aware of “I’m Not There”, the movie that serves as an “experimental” biopic of Bob Dylan and his storied career....

 
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Patrick Wolf releases new single, album on the way…

Ah, musical child prodigies… how do they survive the pressure? Ask Patrick Wolf, who has recently finished up his third album, The Magic Position. I was a huge fan of Wolf’s Wind In The Wires, which captured such em...
 
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Who Says B-Sides Are Bad?

So what in particular labels a song as a ‘B-side’? We all know the technical terms… it’s basically a song that the band felt was not of the proper quality to embrace the final album. The history dates ba...