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Belle and Sebastian: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Belle and Sebastian: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Colin Fitzgerald January 21, 2015 0

Already it’s easy to tell that Belle and Sebastian’s latest record, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, will be remembered as their “dance album,” an outlier in a discography rife with low-key acoustic chamber

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Owen: Other People’s Songs

Owen: Other People’s Songs

Nathan Kamal January 21, 2015 0

For a guy who consistently sounds low-key, Mike Kinsella is quite busy. Over the course of his career, he has been an instrumental part of emo legends American Football and Cap’n Jazz, his flatly

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Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

Jake Cole January 20, 2015 0

By far the most interesting, rewarding member of Animal Collective, Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, has usually been behind that band’s greatest moments of neo-folk-pysch pop, as well as the architect of solo albums

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Dao Bandon: Kon Kee Lang Kwai (Man on a Water Buffalo): Essential Dao Bandon

Dao Bandon: Kon Kee Lang Kwai (Man on a Water Buffalo): Essential Dao Bandon

Pat Padua January 20, 2015 0

“You ran away with my watch …/ You took my black briefs too.” “Having weed is better than having silver.” “Don’t be a loose woman.” These aren’t the lyrics of an American bluesman, but

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D’Angelo and the Vanguard: Black Messiah

D’Angelo and the Vanguard: Black Messiah

Pat Padua January 19, 2015 0

“What do you mean, ‘naked’?” D’Angelo didn’t at first get what his manager wanted for the second video from Voodoo. “Untitled (How Does It Feel?)” turned this once introverted, doughy neo-soul man into a

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Ghostface Killah: 36 Seasons

Ghostface Killah: 36 Seasons

Colin Fitzgerald January 19, 2015 0

If there’s a single attribute that could characterize the latter half of Ghostface Killah’s career, it’s his restlessness. For as steady and intimidating as the prolific Wu-Tang Clan member’s flow and lyrical style have

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Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin

Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin

Mike Randall January 15, 2015 0

In theory, there is absolutely no need for another Leonard Cohen concert album, let alone Live in Dublin. Cohen released the wonderful Live in London in 2009, documenting a U.K. show from the previous

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Various Artists: Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings, 1947-1959

Various Artists: Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings, 1947-1959

Pat Padua January 15, 2015 0

“It ain’t but the one thing I done wrong/ Stayed in Mississippi just a day too long.” Dylan fans may recognize that line from “Mississippi” on his 2001 album Love and Theft. But its

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Justin Townes Earle: Absent Fathers

Justin Townes Earle: Absent Fathers

Jeremy Winograd January 14, 2015 0

Justin Townes Earle has daddy issues. He plainly sings about his strained relationship with dad on 2009’s “Mama’s Eyes,” crooning, “I ain’t fooling no one/ I am my father’s son,” and actually named his

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Mr. Oizo: The Church

Mr. Oizo: The Church

Derek Staples January 14, 2015 0

Mr. Oizo is the creation of electronic wizard and French-born film director Quentin Dupieux. Since his first release in 1999, Analog Worms Attack, he has proven to be a sly court jester. Oizo may

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