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Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell present KORT: Invariable Heartache

Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell present KORT: Invariable Heartache

Eric Dennis February 22, 2011 0

Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell present KORT Invariable Heartache Rating: 3.5/5.0 Label: City Slang If all covers albums sounded this good, they’d likely lose their stigma of being vanity projects or the byproducts of

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Radiohead: The King of Limbs

Radiohead: The King of Limbs

Jory Spadea February 21, 2011 0

Radiohead The King of Limbs Rating: 3.6/5.0 Label: Self-Released With each album, Radiohead’s voice evolves; with each album, Radiohead’s voice remains the same. Herein lies the true irony – and the constant – of

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MEN: Talk About Body

MEN: Talk About Body

Nick Hanover February 21, 2011 0

MEN Talk About Body Rating: 2.5/5.0 Label: IAMSOUND At the start, MEN’s Talk About Body feels fresh and invigorating, an unabashedly pop record that makes no qualms about pillaging from that time at the

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Bright Eyes: The People’s Key

Bright Eyes: The People’s Key

Nick Hanover February 17, 2011 0

Bright Eyes The People’s Key Rating: 2.7/5.0 Label: Saddle Creek On some level it’s hard to listen to Bright Eyes’ swan song The People’s Key and not treat it as an entire album of

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Wildildlife: Give In To Live

Wildildlife: Give In To Live

Chris Middleman February 17, 2011 0

Wildildlife Give In To Live Rating: 2.8/5.0 Label: Volcom Wildildlife – originally from Boston, then of San Francisco and now the Pacific Northwest – have been the beneficiaries of some glowing press in their

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Mogwai: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

Mogwai: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

Michael Merline February 16, 2011 0

Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will Rating: 3.6/5.0 Label: Sub Pop While some heralded The Hawk is Howling (2008) as a return to Mogwai’s strong beginnings, it’s not the most subtle or

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The Dirtbombs: Party Store

The Dirtbombs: Party Store

Nick Hanover February 16, 2011 0

The Dirtbombs Party Store Rating: 1.3/5.0 Label: In the Red The Dirtbombs aren’t exactly schtick-averse, but surely someone in their camp must have realized what a bad idea Party Store was. Taking a group

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Mike Adams at His Honest Weight: Oscillate Wisely

Mike Adams at His Honest Weight: Oscillate Wisely

Stacey Pavlick February 15, 2011 0

Mike Adams at His Honest Weight Oscillate Wisely Rating: 4.3/5.0 Label: St. Ives/Flannelgraph Records So there’s this guy named Mike Adams. And this guy named Mike Adams has released an album called Oscillate Wisely

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PJ Harvey: Let England Shake

PJ Harvey: Let England Shake

Dan Seeger February 14, 2011 0

PJ Harvey Let England Shake Rating: 4.5/5.0 Label: Vagrant It’s been damn near 20 years since PJ Harvey arrived with the fierce Dry, as intimidating and enlivening of a debut album as anyone could

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I Was a King: Old Friends

I Was a King: Old Friends

Nathan Kamal February 14, 2011 0

I Was a King Old Friends Rating: 3.4/5.0 Label: Sounds Familyre Old Friends, the newest release from Norway’s own I Was a King, lives up to its title in an unexpected way; the 12-song

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