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Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look.



Revisit: Scritti Politti: Cupid & Psyche 85

Revisit: Scritti Politti: Cupid & Psyche 85

Pat Padua May 26, 2014 0

One of the brightest synth-pop confections of the ’80s deconstructs the very pop constructs it celebrates. Its layered dance music productions marry the sacred and the profane, its love songs aware that love songs

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Revisit: The Stranglers: La folie

Revisit: The Stranglers: La folie

Nathan Kamal May 19, 2014 0

Question: when is punk rock not punk rock? Answer: whenever the guy with the biggest mohawk says so. But perhaps a less snarky answer would be that it’s whatever the Stranglers happened to do.

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Revisit: Big Head Todd and the Monsters: Sister Sweetly

Revisit: Big Head Todd and the Monsters: Sister Sweetly

Mike Randall May 12, 2014 0

In the autumn of 1994, I started high school in a new town, made new friends and had mostly awkward first experiences while my mom was in her final stages of cancer. Music was

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Revisit: The Knife: The Knife

Revisit: The Knife: The Knife

Josh Goller May 5, 2014 0

Believe it or not, there was a time when the Knife didn’t really stand out from the crowd. The Swedish brother/sister duo of Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer—who are as likely to be

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Rediscover: Twilight Singers: Powder Burns

Rediscover: Twilight Singers: Powder Burns

Cole Waterman April 28, 2014 0

Greg Dulli is the James Bond of modern music—rife with charisma and confidence, a suave façade belies his ruthlessness and penchant for lecherous vices. But where the British spy rarely displays the psychological effects

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Revisit: Lyle Lovett: Pontiac

Revisit: Lyle Lovett: Pontiac

Nathan Stevens April 21, 2014 0

As much as I hate to admit it, my formative years in Texas left a deep impact on me. Even after moving to the west coast and attempting to convince the local population I

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Revisit: Roky Erickson: Gremlins Have Pictures

Revisit: Roky Erickson: Gremlins Have Pictures

Derek Staples April 14, 2014 0

It wasn’t until the latter part of 2013 that I started to turn my attentions to the dense discography of troubled singer/songwriter Roky Erickson. Like many fans of horror-themes and dusty psyche-rock, I had

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Revisit: George Harrison: Gone Troppo

Revisit: George Harrison: Gone Troppo

Katherine Springer April 7, 2014 0

There was a period in George Harrison’s solo career from 1974 to 1982 that is considered by many to be littered with flops and sellouts. Conveniently, this period goes completely unmentioned in Martin Scorsese’s

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Revisit: The Beach Boys: The Beach Boys Love You

Revisit: The Beach Boys: The Beach Boys Love You

Pat Padua March 24, 2014 1

“In my life, being scared has been probably the most driving force that I have. Because I’m so afraid of life and the people in it.” – Brian Wilson, in Peter Ames Carlin’s Catch

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Rediscover: The Long Winters: When I Pretend To Fall

Rediscover: The Long Winters: When I Pretend To Fall

Michael Merline March 17, 2014 0

There might never be a fourth Long Winters record. The band was originally conceived as collaboration between Seattle’s John Roderick (formerly of the Western State Hurricanes) and Harvey Danger’s Sean Nelson, but quickly became

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