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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 ...
 
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The First Great Album of ’08: Martina Topley-Bird’s “The Blue God”

Working in the shadows of a prominent music figure can have both its perks and disadvantages. While such an environment could provide for a bountiful amount of experience and visionary knowledge, it can also create unavoidable ...

 
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REVIEW: The Boggs – Forts

Lou Reed opened up his classic 1973 album, Berlin, with the lingering words, “In Berlin, by the wall, you were five foot ten inches tall.” A native of New York City, Reed’s lyrics were particularly striking at...
 
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Popular names with a similar game: Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, Albarn

This past week has been filled with news of fresh releases by prominent names. Though many would consider these songs to be “leaks” of some form, word is circulating that these artists almost intentionally released ...

 
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Blur to reform; The Black Angels turn on, tune in, drone out

After a year of rampant speculation, it is finally official: Blur is back! The Brit-pop legends recently confirmed that former guitarist Graham Coxon will put aside his differences and aid in the recording of their final album,...
 
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Best Albums of 2006: #30 to #21

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New Animal Collective songs; 69 Love Songs; Scott Walker film

Last year was a good one for Animal Collective. Their seventh album, Feels, was in the ‘top ten list’ at the end of the year in virtually every indie music publication, and rightfully so. The indie critic’s fa...
 
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Some familiar faces from the UK

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has always been involved with something musically fascinating. Besides being the face of the highly popular Blur, Albarn has also been one of the core members of the virtually capable Gorillaz. He als...

 
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The Loose Cannons

When DJs Kaiser Saucy and Lord Fader met at a party in Chelsea, their similar musical intellects caused them to form a DJ double-act together, in which a few gigs gave them a warm reception of local London success. Eventually, ...
 
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DISCOGRAPHY: Blur

I first discovered Blur in 1998 at the age of ten. At the time, the only bands that I had really become a fan of were Radiohead, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd. The first time I heard Blur was ...