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Best Albums of 2008: #50 to #41

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A Great Forecast for Future Clouds and Radar

As I indicated less than two weeks when featuring Benji Hughes’ excellent A Love Extreme, releasing a double-disc album as a debut can be a risky venture for numerous reasons. Inaccessibility is the primary one for sure, along ...

 
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A {{{Sunset}}} Over Pink Clouds

When the Austin-based Sound Team released their third and final album, Movie Monster, in 2006, the subsequent acclaim was mainly attributed to the group’s ability to apply a wide range of styles onto one album without being ove...
 
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The Black and White Years

For a band that has just recently broken out of the local eye, drawing comparisons to an artist who they idolize is often flattering. While no artist wishes to be forever grouped with a particular influence, a feeling of widesp...

 
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What Made Milwaukee Famous, Pt. 2

When I wrote about What Made Milwaukee Famous‘ generally enjoyable debut, Trying to Never Catch Up, nearly two years ago, I held a belief that it was only a matter of time before the five-piece from Texas emerged as one o...
 
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Best Albums of 2007: #10 to #01

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The Color Palette Says Black Before Red

As successfully as minimalism (or “theater composition”) worked for the likes of Philip Glass and Steve Reich, some artists simply prefer an openly expendable approach. Thick arrangements that one would call “...
 
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A New Batch of Art-Rockers: The Lord Henry, The Wombats

Today, we bring you two rising bands from the thriving genres of art-rock, post-punk revival, or whatever you would like to call it. Actually, the specification “indie rock” may actually be the most agreeable specif...

 
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Review: Voxtrot – Voxtrot

In terms of bands who know how to build up anticipation, Voxtrot has done a remarkable job. After three outstanding EPs, the five-piece from Austin, Texas are finally set to release their full length debut, the self-titled Voxt...
 
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VietNam’s Infatuation With Time

When I first looked upon a group photo of VietNam in a magazine a few months ago, I expected it to be a feature on some obscure anti-war band in the 1960s, consisting of four friends that would be habitually defined as “h...