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Bruce Peninsula Enters the Mouth of a Mountain

Stereotypes are difficult to shake off some genres, as the primary innovators of them are usually considered to be the archetypical reference point for those aspiring to pursue the style. Structural tendencies are rarely what d...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of January 2009

This month’s compilation actually serves as a fusion of December and January. My primary focus in December was the Best Albums of 2008 feature, so there were not enough featured artists to suffice for an entire compilatio...

 
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Music Go Music

Treading the thin line between generic cheesiness and captivating ingenuity is a common practice for contemporary pop artists, especially now that the genre has been prevalent in media for numerous decades. We have seen brillia...
 
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Cymbals Eat Guitars

All bands have to start somewhere, and for Cymbals Eat Guitars it was as a high school band that dabbled mostly in Weezer covers (from their first two albums, fortunately). Listening to the music of Cymbals Eat Guitars in their...

 
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Andre Ethier Is Born of Blue Fog

The past month provided me with a much-needed break, one that allowed me to take a break during a time in which artists are usually reluctant to release material. After all, releasing an album in late December or early January ...
 
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Best Albums of 2008: #20 to #11

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Best Albums of 2008: #40 to #31

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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 Visit to The Western States Motel

Ever since the emergence of California-based surf-rock instrumentalists like The Surfaris and Dick Dale & the Del-tones in the early ‘60s, it has become an overused practice to describe pop music originating from California...