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REVIEW: The Tough Alliance – A New Chance

Though currently only available as an import, this Swedish dance album is worth every penny of the hefty import price.
 
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REVIEW: Babyshambles – Shotter’s Nation

The king of British tabloids crafts an album that hopes to be the first step toward his highly publicized “comeback trail”.

 
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Leigh Marble Stays Fast & Loose

While I am aware that it is terribly cliché to begin an article with a quote, it is often true that the words of a respected philosopher are valued more considerably in society than those of some young music fan. Or maybe I am...
 
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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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REVIEW: Sunset Rubdown – Random Spirit Lover

The consistency of Spencer Krug, one of the indie-rock’s most consistent songwriters, continues to prove true in Random Spirit Lover, Sunset Rubdown’s second album and an epic release that proves to be the most ambi...
 
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Four Pale Young Gentleman and a Cellist

As unfortunate as it sounds, contemporary artists with a strong emphasis on classical instruments continue to be a dying breed. It is difficult to argue against the fact that guitars and rhythmic supplementation are often the c...

 
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REVIEW: Georgie James – Places

Fomerly of D.C.-based trio Q and Not U, frontman John Davis steers an enjoyable debut with his partner in crime, keyboardist/vocalist Laura Burhenn. Avoiding most aspects of “cutesy” stereotypical male-female pop...
 
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REVIEW: The Go! Team – Proof of Youth

Cheerleader chants, infectious hip-hop, and irresistible dance-pop? Sounds like something that The Go! Team can handle with ease. As it turns out, their second album is more than a little proof of such energetic dexterity. Even...

 
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REVIEW: The Silent League – Of Stars and Other Somebodies

Justin Russo follows up a pleasing debut with a more expansively fulfilling continuation of his enjoyable style: infectiously majestic orchestral chamber-pop with hints of country and 60s pop.
 
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Tunng Hits the Sweet Spot with Good Arrows

I imagine that writing music for adverts is one of the most frustrating occupations known to man.While any music-related occupation usually comes off as expressively appealing to many, the world of creating “background mu...