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WEDNESDAY PLAYLIST

People go to Lollapalooza only to check their e-mail… surprising? Nah. Researchers are blaming music for the increase in teen sex, even though the cause is just more meat products and porn. Linda Kay continues the trend t...
 
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ALBUM PREVIEW: The Black Keys – Magic Potion

Revitalizing the original roots of Blues rock has been a recent, though not entirely common, trend of the past decade. Successful bands such as The Black Crowes, The White Stripes, and My Morning Jacket have used strong compone...

 
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ALBUM PREVIEW: Ratatat – Classics

Ratatat are a duo from New York consisting of Mike Stroud on guitar and Evan Mast (E*vax) on synths and production. The two first met in college and started working musically together in 2001. Ratatat, their self-titled debut a...
 
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Matthew Friedberger

Though he has a rather serious look on his face in the above photo, Matthew Friedberger‘s music has some of the most fun and creative elements you will hear today. He is most well known for being half of the brother and s...

 
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The (Halfway Point) Top Ten Albums of 2006

One of the reasons why I enjoy listing my favorite albums from a certain year is that it’s so highly debatable. There are rarely two publications who have exactly the same order or number one album. There will always be a...
 
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Introducing… Sparks

I can’t think of many bands who still make good music after almost forty years. I am generally not referring to solo artists though, as band members often and necessarily need to have a certain chemistry to maintain their...

 
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SUNDAY PLAYLIST

Amazon is having a pretty good sale on indie music, with some fantastic albums priced below $8. Check it out here. Don’t do this while under the influence. Hail to Ozzie Guillen for making baseball seem like a reality sho...
 
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DASHING DEBUTS: Erasure – Wonderland

I have decided that several posts this week will be about the fun genre of synth-pop. I started last Friday with Duran Duran, but now I’ll showcase band who still have an incredible amount of respectability. You don’...

 
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ALBUM PREVIEW: Junior Boys – So This Is Goodbye

The Junior Boys are one of those bands with such a unique sound, it is quite hard to compare them to others. The duo of Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus combine lush electronica with soothing vocals and fascinating lyrics. The...
 
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REVIEW: Pet Shop Boys – Fundamental

The cult synth pop duo take a slower but effective approach on their ninth studio album.