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Wilderness Survival 101

Musical collaborations can work a number of ways. A uniformly legalistic partnership for every song regardless of its actual writer is one method (Lennon/McCartney), while splitting songs up equally (like on OutKast’s Spe...
 
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Adam Marsland Goes West

Listening or creating music can easily be labeled as a hobby, as it most commonly is. But for many musicians, its incorporation into one’s lifestyle makes it much more than that. When LA-based songwriter Adam Marsland com...

 
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Fool’s Gold

The media has an interesting way of molding stereotypes within the music industry, regardless of the feature’s innovation or commitment. If a style, song, or particular theme even slightly resembles a popular mold of the ...
 
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Woodpigeon Take Flight

Everyone has an album that personally defines nostalgia at its finest. For me, putting on something like the Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream or Radiohead’s OK Computer brings me back to the days where the most important thing ...

 
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Best Albums of 2008: #20 to #11

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The New Up

Though it may erroneously come off as insulting, some groups are better suited at releasing a handful of EPs consecutively instead of churning out one full-length album every few years or so. Artists who follow such a process a...

 
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Jong Pang Follows the Bright White Light

Ambition can play an interesting role in an artist’s production of their own music, especially during a dramatic period of stylistic transition. It sounds like common sense, but if one were to intricately shuffle through ...
 
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REVIEW: Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer

Few bands manage to be as innovative and instantaneously accessible as Wolf Parade, the acclaimed joint project of Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner. The most impressive thing to me about the two collaborators, however, is not the ...

 
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Robert Wyatt Continues an Enduring Legacy

First off, I hope everyone’s holidays treated them well. I took a break from the site for a week and I come back feeling relatively relaxed. After that arduous (though heavily rewarding) “Best Albums of 2007” ...
 
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Minipop Think Big

Rewind back to the mid 1990s. Though the previously bustling style of grunge was beginning to fade out, explosive alternative-rock was in full form. With stateside bands like Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam finding success alon...