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Beach House – Teen Dream (2010)

Merely a few months after I started this site, I deemed an album by Beach House to be “the most atmospherically beautiful debut of the year.” Although slightly rough around the edges, their debut showed a band on the brink of s...
 
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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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Katzenjammer Plays Le Pop

I was originally going to begin this feature by comparing Katzenjammer’s passion for music to some relentless force of nature, mainly because this Norwegian quartet practically defines in their sound and exuberance what it trul...
 
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Jenny Hval Takes a Rockettothesky

Even just by reading her own personal thoughts on the art of music alone, one can easily gather that Jenny Hval is one of those literary types. By this, I refer to individuals who seem to have a personal connection with works o...

 
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Ane Brun Watches the Changing of the Seasons

The difference between music awards in North America and Europe often astounds me. Sure, a “Grammy Award” is universally synonymous with quality on each side of the Atlantic Ocean, but the exposure that it provides ...
 
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This Magnet Attracts

When listening to music, whether you are an amateur or an apparent know-it-all, it is usually easy to recognize when an artist is on the verge of mainstream success. Providing a sense of both instant accessibility and amiabilit...

 
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The Pleasure of Fred Ball

As many of us have learned, reputation can be a vital benefactor in assisting one’s career. So, how did a 25-year old from Norway who has never released an album in his life get gracious assistance from the likes of Justi...
 
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A few new singles…

I don’t what it is about Fall, but it seems that every time it comes around, a handful of very impressive singles are released. While always in preparation for the chaos of holiday album releases, it’s fun to hear s...