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Best Albums of 2008: #30 to #21

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Todd Goldstein’s Arms

There are only a handful of songwriters who can make the genuine transition from somber melancholy to irrepressible rage with success. It is an art in itself to audibly produce emotion, which good music does, but to demonstrate...

 
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A Picnic at the Cineplexx

It is amazing what a simple change of scenery can do for some people. Many prefer the city, others find comfort in the suburbs, and some just require the comforting sight of stars above their restful heads. Regardless though, w...
 
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REVIEW: Xiu Xiu – Women as Lovers

With more subtly infectious melodies and perversely invigorating lyrical content, Xiu Xiu continue to shine as one of the most unconventionally satisfying acts in indie music on their sixth album, Women as Lovers.

 
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Paying Close Attention to The Details

In most forms of contemporary rock music, it is highly perceptible that mood has the ability to dictate tempo. Rock artists conventionally treat the listener to separate entities of diversity within an individual album, mixing ...
 
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A History Lesson from The XYZ Affair

First of all, I will reluctantly admit that the above photo is not from the newest “Fruit of the Loom” commercial. As enjoyable as it must be to advertise t-shirts and underwear while eating fruit on television, the...

 
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Picastro, Owen Pallett, Jamie Stewart, and their Whore Luck

Some bands just have to work harder than others to achieve success. It is a common fact that is based on luck, drive, and, most importantly, how important individuality is to the members at hand. When Picastro released their de...
 
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Xiu Xiu Larsen Returns to Italy to Record ¿Spicchiology?

Oh, Jamie Stewart, how your fans adore the bluntness you possess. As the ever elusive frontman of Xiu Xiu, your music has enchanted us with a form of boldness and lyrical perspective in which we rarely see in these drab days of...

 
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The type of Bears from Cleveland; The Police are back

Most of us know about the Bears from Chicago. Yeah, the disappointing football team whose promising year was ruined by a grinning quarterback from Louisiana. But what about Bears from Cleveland, Ohio? Unlike their football coun...
 
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Another fun one from Austin: Grand Champeen

Some artists just love to do it the old fashioned way. While technology has certainly been helpful in promoting artists and creating new styles of music, one can easily make an argument that electronical equipment makes hiding ...