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



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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Revisit: MC Paul Barman: Paullelujah!

Revisit: MC Paul Barman: Paullelujah!

Jester Jay Goldman March 10, 2014 0

Working in the cube-farms of corporate America in 2002, pleasures were hard to come by and distraction was a blessing. I don’t even know where I first came across “Cock Mobster,” but I do

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Rediscover: Tom Robinson Band: Power in the Darkness

Rediscover: Tom Robinson Band: Power in the Darkness

David Maine March 3, 2014 0

Thirty-odd years after the fact, there’s a version of rock ‘n’ roll history that goes like this: “By 1977, rock had become so corporate and bloated and bloodless that it took the freshening gusts

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Rediscover: Odd Squad: Fadanuf Fa Erybody!!

Rediscover: Odd Squad: Fadanuf Fa Erybody!!

Chaz Kangas February 24, 2014 0

Houston, Texas’ Rap-A-Lot Records is uniquely both highly respected and vastly underrated in the grand scheme of hip-hop history. Mostly known for being the independent outfit that largely introduced southern hip-hop as a force

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Revisit: The Bangles: Everything

Revisit: The Bangles: Everything

Stacey Pavlick February 17, 2014 0

The Bangles have enjoyed somewhat of a revival in the ‘10s—a reconstituted lineup toured in late 2011 to promote a new LP, and high profile indie acts such as Dum Dum Girls and the

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Revisit: John Coltrane: Crescent

Revisit: John Coltrane: Crescent

Jacob Adams February 10, 2014 0

Saxophone titan John Coltrane’s discography—both as leader and sideman–is so colossal that it’s a wonder there is any agreement among critics, musicians and fans as to his greatest works. Indeed, there are some Trane

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Rediscover: The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir: …and the horse you rode in on

Rediscover: The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir: …and the horse you rode in on

Eric Dennis February 3, 2014 0

Is there a nastier opening line than “I hope that you catch syphilis and die alone?” Those are Elia Einhorn’s first words on the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir’s underappreciated and utterly contemptuous 2009 album,

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Revisit: Battles: Mirrored

Revisit: Battles: Mirrored

Josh Goller January 20, 2014 0

Should an army of those creepy garden gnomes rise up from under their decorative toadstools and unleash an attack against their green thumb oppressors, they could easily cull their revolution’s anthem from the debut

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Revisit: The Chemical Brothers: Exit Planet Dust

Revisit: The Chemical Brothers: Exit Planet Dust

Darryl G. Wright December 3, 2013 1

The typical club dance floor in the early ‘90s was largely dominated by a simple and relentless bass thump, a few piano chords and some soulful vocals riffing on one trite sentiment or another.

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