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Best Albums of 2009: #20 to #11

The top ten will be unveiled tomorrow, but these albums are just as worthwhile.
 
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Hunting Season for Chris Velan

With summer in full gear, some artists have to take a temporary backseat to the seasonal bias that is subtly prevalent in most people. For me, choosing an artist to listen to in my free time is not dependent on the weather, but...

 
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Let’s Wrestle the Past

Calling a song “I Wish I Was in Hüsker Dü” seems pretty customary for a high school band. Maybe not today, but we can be sure that high school in the mid-‘80s consisted of many kids that would give up their newest c...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of February 2009

After I watched the commencement of spring training and witnessed the mid-point of my “spring” semester, springtime weather appeared imminent. D.C. did not really reinforce that sentiment by giving us a few inches o...

 
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Cass McCombs Looks Ahead to PREfection

The process of discovering artists can often turn into a domino effect, where reading into the origins of one artist leads to the discovery of another. This fortunate scenario is one of the reasons why I attempt to be so factua...
 
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Papercuts Have What You Want

The specific method of recording an album should never be used an indicator of an artist’s level of commitment. After all, not everyone can afford the $100/hour going rate and, unless an artist is one of the lucky few that gets...

 
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Best Albums of 2008: #40 to #31

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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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Muy Cansado!

Yo La Tengo had the grace and ability to demonstrate that even a band from central New Jersey founded by a bunch of white guys could pull off a Spanish name. Though it certainly helped that their name (“I have it”) ...
 
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Spiral Beach Brings the Ball Home

Imagine what it would be like growing up in the ’60s and ’70s as the offspring of a folk musician. With all kinds of people, from hippies to philosophers, gathering at various folk circuits and festivals, you would ...