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Spins: Vampire Weekend – “Modern Vampires Of The City”

Spins: Vampire Weekend – “Modern Vampires Of The City”

| May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Columbia grads’ third full-length looks upwards toward the great “I Am”

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Christmas albums: The good, bad, and bah humbug!

Christmas albums: The good, bad, and bah humbug!

| December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reviews of Rod Stewart, Sufjan Stevens, Cee Lo, Chicago . . .

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Bob Mould: Silver Age

Bob Mould: Silver Age

| September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

BOB MOULD Silver Age (Merge) Guitar album. No matter what precisely that means to you, it’s a tag that describes most of Bob Mould‘s recorded output over the past three decades of making music.

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Lana Del Rey reviewed

Lana Del Rey reviewed

| January 31, 2012 | 2 Comments

There’s a scene near the beginning of Lana Del Rey‘s video for the title track of this, her debut album, where her expression momentarily collapses and then she reacts to keep the tears from falling. If it were part of a movie, you’d think it expertly acted

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Classic Spins: John Lennon Collection

Classic Spins: John Lennon Collection

| January 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

The John Lennon canon is now at the tipping point: with the release of the new 38-song Working Class Hero (Capitol) collection, there are now more posthumous album releases by the ex-Beatle than there are actual solo albums he recorded while still alive.

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In case you missed it (we did!)

In case you missed it (we did!)

| January 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

You may have noticed that we skip coverage of some pretty big-time releases each month. Sometimes, that’s because the artists hold on to music until the last second, at which point we’ve already planned the next issue.

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Chickenfoot Saturday!

Chickenfoot Saturday!

| November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Supergroup Chickenfoot is Sammy Hagar teamed with fellow Van Halen exile Michael Anthony, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and guitar god Joe Satriani, formed out of live jams at Hagar’s club, Cabo Wabo Cantina in Mexico.

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Web-exclusive Spins!

Web-exclusive Spins!

| April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Wye Oak and Funeral Party are in town this month, and we also have Burzum, Edwyn Collins, Human Improvement Process, Green Day, and Frank Sinatra for you!

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Dylan was young!

Dylan was young!

| October 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

Just as a 69-year-old man named Bob Dylan rolls into the Riviera Theatre on Saturday, his record label digs up a body of work by someone of the same name and nearly 50-years younger.

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Talk About The Blues Explosion

Talk About The Blues Explosion

| October 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

At long last, Majordomo/Shout Factory finishes trotting out the ’90s Jon Spencer Blues Explosion catalog, unveiling Orange and Acme with the loving care of actual, venerated blues recordings.

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Camu Tao reviewed

Camu Tao reviewed

| August 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Late hip-hop artist Camu Tao had his hand in enough collaborative projects over the years (Nighthawks with Cage, Central Services with El-P, etc.) that most heads never viewed him as a soloist.

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Katy Perry reviewed!

Katy Perry reviewed!

| August 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Katy Perry’s bound to strike it rich with Teenage Dream (Capitol), since she can sell at least one of the tracks to NBC.

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Mogwai live and on film!

Mogwai live and on film!

| August 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

After 15 years, six studio albums, and a fistful of compilations, soundtracks, and EPs, Mogwai has finally released an official live album. Sure, there have been plenty of live versions of songs available before, but nothing previously released comes close to conveying the spacious bliss, skyrocketing build-ups, and shock-and-awe crescendos the way Special Moves (Matador) […]

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Kicks with The Undertones!

Kicks with The Undertones!

| August 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Union Square goes full tilt on the purveyors of John Peel’s favoritest song, and Terrence Flamm reviews it.

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JSBX avalanche!

JSBX avalanche!

| July 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Reissues (Majordomo) Prior to the band’s comeback at Pitchfork fest this weekend, Majordomo/Shout Factory dropped a load of JSBX tracks in our laps and ran.

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