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The Feelies: Here Before

The Feelies: Here Before

Dan Seeger April 13, 2011 0

The Feelies Here Before Rating: 3.8/5.0 Label: Bar/None There are a few stock phrases that are deployed generously when a band returns from an extended hiatus with music that succeeds beyond plain nostalgia. Most

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Belong: Common Era

Belong: Common Era

Sky Madden April 13, 2011 0

Belong Common Era Rating: 3.0/5.0 Label: Kranky After listening to this latest effort from New Orleans’ Belong (Turk Dietrich and Michael Jones), it is not exactly clear what is meant by “common era.” Perhaps

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Panda Bear: Tomboy

Panda Bear: Tomboy

Joe Clinkenbeard April 12, 2011 0

Panda Bear Tomboy Rating: 3.9/5.0 Label: Paw Tracks Released bit by bit through a series of digital downloads and singles over the past year, the reputation of Tomboy precedes itself. The fourth solo outing

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If By Yes: Salt On Sea Glass

If By Yes: Salt On Sea Glass

Jory Spadea April 12, 2011 0

If By Yes Salt On Sea Glass Rating: 4.2/5.0 Label: Chimera Music If By Who? Minimal attention has been given to the three-quarters-Japanese group, a compilation of members of underground bands That Dog (vocalist/violinist

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TV on the Radio: Nine Types of Light

TV on the Radio: Nine Types of Light

Nick Hanover April 11, 2011 0

TV on the Radio Nine Types of Light Rating: 3.9/5.0 Label: Interscope If there was a more exciting opening salvo last decade than TV on the Radio’s “Wrong Way,” I don’t know what it

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Various Artists: Fania Records 1969-1980: The Original Sound of Latin New York

Various Artists: Fania Records 1969-1980: The Original Sound of Latin New York

Chris Middleman April 11, 2011 0

Various Artists Fania Records 1969-1980: The Original Sound of Latin New York Rating: 3.6/5.0 Label: Strut I’d wager that, in 2011, most white kids with a Mac and a hairdo will at least be

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The Weeknd: House of Balloons

The Weeknd: House of Balloons

Nathan Kamal April 10, 2011 0

The Weeknd House of Balloons Rating: 4.1/5.0 Label: Self Released It’s almost cute how crossover between musical genres is still viewed as experimental, even daring. It is also a little sad that decades after

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Eleventh Dream Day: Riot Now!

Eleventh Dream Day: Riot Now!

Jory Spadea April 10, 2011 0

Eleventh Dream Day Riot Now! Rating: 2.3/5.0 Label: Thrill Jockey Eleventh Dream Day albums, as sparse as they seem to come as of late, have always lacked pretensions like any true punk rockers should.

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The Kills: Blood Pressures

The Kills: Blood Pressures

Nick Hanover April 7, 2011 0

The Kills Blood Pressures Rating: 2.9/5.0 Label: Domino When it was announced that Alison Mosshart would be joining up with Jack White for his new project, the Dead Weather, it was a bittersweet moment.

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The Death Set: Michel Poiccard

The Death Set: Michel Poiccard

Rafael Gaitan April 7, 2011 0

The Death Set Michel Poiccard Rating: 3.4/5.0 Label: Counter The Death Set is really, really fucking loud. At their live shows, they are notorious for playing at crowd level and hitting insane decibels; that

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