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Various Artists: Watch the Closing Doors: A History of New York’s Musical Melting Pot, Vol. 1: 1945-1959

Various Artists: Watch the Closing Doors: A History of New York’s Musical Melting Pot, Vol. 1: 1945-1959

Eric Dennis June 20, 2011 0

Various Artists Watch the Closing Doors: A History of New York’s Musical Melting Pot, Vol. 1: 1945-1959 Rating: 3.5/5.0 Label: Year Zero Among U.S. cities, New York is unarguably the most mythologized. It’s been

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Mickey Newbury: An American Trilogy

Mickey Newbury: An American Trilogy

Eric Dennis June 19, 2011 0

Mickey Newbury An American Trilogy Rating: 4.5/5.0 Label: Drag City Like other songwriters whose works were recorded by far flashier names, Mickey Newbury was under-appreciated in his lifetime, readily acknowledged as a consummate songwriter

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Face Candy: Waste Age Teenland

Face Candy: Waste Age Teenland

Kyle Fowle June 19, 2011 0

Face Candy Waste Age Teenland Rating: 3.6/5.0 Label: Rhymesayers Every once in awhile, you come across one of those records that, before you even spin it, already carries a significant amount of emotional weight.

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Bachelorette: Bachelorette

Bachelorette: Bachelorette

Stacey Pavlick June 19, 2011 0

Bachelorette Bachelorette Rating: 3.5/5.0 Label: Drag City I like my music sweaty and real. Guitar/drums/bass bands that lovingly beat the shit out of their instruments (and their voices) night after night, calluses on hands

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Let Love In/Murder Ballads/The Boatman’s Call/No More Shall We Part  (Reissues)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Let Love In/Murder Ballads/The Boatman’s Call/No More Shall We Part (Reissues)

David Harris June 16, 2011 0

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Let Love In/Murder Ballads/The Boatman’s Call/No More Shall We Part Rating: 4.3/5.0, 4.0/5.0, 4.5/5.0, 4.8/5.0 Label: Mute In 1993, the Smashing Pumpkins released Siamese Dream, one of the

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13 & God: Own Your Ghost

13 & God: Own Your Ghost

Nick Hanover June 16, 2011 0

13 & God Own Your Ghost Rating: 4.1/5.0 Label: Anticon Recently, Doseone and Jel have been all about their past. After devoting themselves to the groundbreaking Subtle for half a decade, the twosome have

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Planningtorock: W

Planningtorock: W

Rafael Gaitan June 16, 2011 0

Planningtorock W Rating: 3.5/5.0 Label: DFA “Art music”: the term alone begs to have eyes rolled at it. All creativity is a form of expression, and the significance of art is definitively subjective, so

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Cults: Cults

Cults: Cults

Kyle Fowle June 15, 2011 0

Cults Cults Rating: 3.7/5.0 Label: In The Name Of You needn’t look any further than Cults, the New York-based indie-pop duo, to see one of the biggest, most relevant examples of what the internet

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Damon & Naomi: False Beats and True Hearts

Damon & Naomi: False Beats and True Hearts

Michael Merline June 15, 2011 0

Damon & Naomi False Beats and True Hearts Rating: 3.2/5.0 Label: 20/20/20 False Beats and True Hearts opens with the stuttering squeal of long-time Damon & Naomi collaborator Michio Kurihara’s electric guitar. Seeing as

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NODZZZ: Innings

NODZZZ: Innings

Sky Madden June 15, 2011 0

NODZZZ Innings Rating: 3.5/5.0 Label: Woodsist Meet Nodzzz from the burgeoning garage rock scene in San Francisco. They are the goofy cousins of White Fence, Mantles and Ty Segall, disinterested in sweltering fuzz and

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