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Best Albums of 2008: #40 to #31

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Ball of Flame Shoot Fire in Jokeland

MP3 files are now working When monumental success is accomplished through means of distinctive locality, I imagine that the sense of pride for a group is indescribable. You grow up with a certain group of friends, talk and occa...

 
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J. Tillman Sings the Vacilando Territory Blues

Though there are still a few underexposed albums from 2008 that I will feature in the coming weeks, it is most certainly not too early to move on to 2009. We have only slightly more than three weeks left and, with the “Top 50 A...
 
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The British Columbians

Updates will resume on Monday. Have a great holiday weekend. Some groups form after coming together by traveling across the borders of states, countries, and oceans. Others, however, may derive from the same town or even the sa...

 
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The Harpeth Trace

A prevalent veneration for the past can certainly be detrimental to an artist’s work if their techniques are either outdated or generic, but holding such a high esteem for successful precedents can also prove to be quite benefi...
 
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It’s a Dark Dark Dark World

Within the packaging of their debut album, the Minneapolis-based Dark Dark Dark opted to include an eight-page booklet of photographs that featured a few pictures of the group in settings that proved more reminiscent of the lat...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of October 2008

Like many college students in October, this past month – for me – has been the busiest of the year in terms of workload. As a result, I find myself being extremely grateful for how easy it was to discover such a gre...
 
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Helios + Goldmund = Keith Kenniff

Prolific artists have a tendency to never feel quite satisfied. Regardless of whether or not they have something left to prove, pursuits regarding financial and reputational standing always seem to take a backseat to creative e...

 
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Vic Chesnutt Gains Some Elf Power

The aspect of collaboration can be a touchy subject for some artists. Some prefer to languish in their own solitude, crafting songs that are entirely their own with little to no help outside the spectrum of production and maste...
 
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Sparkadia’s Received Postcards

For a four-piece whose infectious qualities ride heavily on an unconventional mixture of heartfelt optimism and captivating hooks, the choice to name Sparkadia’s debut album Postcards comes off as an apt choice. Because as lead...