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Explosions in the Sky: Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

Explosions in the Sky: Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

Chris Middleman May 31, 2011 0

Explosions in the Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care Rating: 3.6/5.0 Label: Temporary Residence It makes sense that one of the three guitarists of Austin’s Explosions in the Sky, Munaf Rayani, once waved

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The Wave Pictures: Beer in the Breakers

The Wave Pictures: Beer in the Breakers

Dan Seeger May 31, 2011 0

The Wave Pictures Beer in the Breakers Rating: 2.3/5.0 Label: Moshi Moshi I’m not a big fan of records that largely consist of noodling. I usually associate these sort of dull, drifting albums with

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My Morning Jacket: Circuital

My Morning Jacket: Circuital

Jory Spadea May 30, 2011 0

My Morning Jacket Circuital Rating: 3.6/5.0 Label: ATO Records My Morning Jacket stretched their boundaries to the max with the disparate affair Evil Urges, an admirable leap of faith from their comfort zone. Circuital,

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Steve Earle: I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive

Steve Earle: I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive

Dan Seeger May 30, 2011 0

Steve Earle I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive Rating: 2.7/5.0 Label: New West Records The last song Hank Williams released as a single before his untimely death at the age of 29

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An Horse: Walls

An Horse: Walls

Michael Merline May 30, 2011 0

An Horse Walls Rating: 3.1/5.0 Label: Mom & Pop Music An Horse’s music plays a lot like an angsty twentysomething scribbling accounts of their day in a journal. Vocalist Kate Cooper’s lyrics offer conversational

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Art Brut: Brilliant! Tragic!

Art Brut: Brilliant! Tragic!

Danny Djeljosevic May 26, 2011 0

Art Brut Brilliant! Tragic! Rating: 4.1/5.0 Label: Cooking Vinyl On Art Brut vs. Satan, Eddie Argos and company finally dispelled any doubt of the band’s legitimacy. Which is the sort of thing you need

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Times New Viking: Dancer Equired

Times New Viking: Dancer Equired

Rafael Gaitan May 26, 2011 0

Times New Viking Dancer Equired Rating: 3.5/ 5.0 Label: Merge In the world of lo-fi indie, it’s important that bands distinguish themselves. Considering the principle of the music is to be as stripped down

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The Go-Gos: Beauty and the Beat 30th Anniversary Edition

The Go-Gos: Beauty and the Beat 30th Anniversary Edition

Chaz Kangas May 25, 2011 0

The Go-Gos Beauty and the Beat 30th Anniversary Edition Rating: 4.5/5.0 Label: Capitol The space of the Go-Gos in pop culture is a band that seemingly everybody knows, but few know particularly well. From

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David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights: Left By Soft

David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights: Left By Soft

Nathan Kamal May 25, 2011 0

David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights Left By Soft Rating: 3.7/5.0 Label: Merge Records If it weren’t for the surprising international success of New Zealand’s fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo a cappella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo,

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Son Lux: We Are Rising

Son Lux: We Are Rising

Jory Spadea May 24, 2011 0

Son Lux We Are Rising Rating: 3.7/5.0 Label: Anticon We Are Rising is a conceptual fluke. In January, NPR proposed Son Lux’s solo member, Ryan Lott, a challenge: write and record an entire album

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