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Neon Indian Open Psychic Chasms

When Burial emerged in 2006 with his self-titled debut album, the attention appeared to be split between the excellent content on the album and the persona of the artist who crafted it. Despite glowing reviews, the figure behin...
 
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Searching for Clues

What artist doesn’t want attention? Many of them send out hordes of e-mails and MySpace invitations to the point where it nearly seems like spam. It may seem like a nuisance to even the most passionate music fan, but what separ...

 
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Best Albums of 2008: #50 to #41

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A Visit to The Western States Motel

Ever since the emergence of California-based surf-rock instrumentalists like The Surfaris and Dick Dale & the Del-tones in the early ‘60s, it has become an overused practice to describe pop music originating from California...

 
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Let a Little Joy into Your Life

As displayed in the previous feature that covered my personal perception of prolific artists, a substantial amount of recognition and success does not always equate to artistic satisfaction. By nature, musicians often yearn to ...
 
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Oppenheimer Boosts the Quality

Whether you are someone who attends a concert once a year or once a week, it is easy to recognize the wide variety of benefits that such a music-oriented event can offer. The primary reason for attending, of course, is nearly a...

 
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The Explorers Club

When a new band crafts a handful of tracks that they consider to be of the utmost quality, they are often faced with one of the first major decisions that they will make as a band. They could either hold on to the allegedly suc...
 
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Bryan Scary Takes the Flight of the Knife

I remember finding myself in a state of regret when I discovered Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears’ debut early last year. With its portrayal of infectious ‘60s pop clashing fluidly with thematically invigorating forms of c...

 
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This Is Ivy League

It felt like only yesterday when it seemed that all of America had an odd infatuation with snakes squirming around on an airborne plane. I remember not being able to walk down the hall of my school without overhearing some conv...
 
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Groovin’ With Hercules & Love Affair

Though his talented songwriting is worth considerable praise alone, fans of Antony Hegarty often find it easiest to distinguish the English singer/songwriter by his voice, an enjoyably unique feature that ranges several octaves...