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Obscure Sound: Best of Winter 2009/2010

In a bit of a twist, this compilation encompasses both December and January. The “Best Albums of 2009” featured last month was a lot of fun, as was the three-week break I took after it was published. I am always exh...

Obscure Sound: Best of November 2009

Music and tums are true post-Thanksgiving delights. As the latter appeases our stomachs after binges of food and drink, music soothes us with its accessibility and lack of commercialism. TV and radio become tiresome with all th...


Ruby Throat

It is risky to tackle a style that fuses several aspects of an overlooked past, particularly in regard to stylistic movements that took place decades ago. This was a time before our generation’s fascination with excess to...

Best Albums of 2008: #40 to #31

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Get lost in lalaland

Lalaland make it simple. The trio from Austin, Texas aren’t groundbreaking. They aren’t entirely innovative either. But hell, they write some of the catchiest songs I’ve come across in awhile. As simplistic as...

New singles from the UK guaranteed to make a splash

It’s only a matter of time before Mika becomes the next pop star you love to hate. Of course, such feelings are primarily spurred by jealousy. However, unlike most rising pop stars, this Beirut native writes the majority ...