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iamamiwhoami: BLUE

iamamiwhoami: BLUE

Katherine Springer December 4, 2014 0

Jonna Lee went from her solo album This is Jonna Lee to the mysterious, conceptual audiovisual collaboration evasively called iamamiwhoami with producer Claes Björklund all in the same year. Lee’s musical projects are inordinately

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David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed

David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed

Kevin Korber December 3, 2014 0

From its Photoshopped cover art to its references to Berlin, David Bowie’s 2013 album The Next Day found the usually forward-thinking artist taking a moment to reflect on his past and his legacy. This

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Big K.R.I.T.: Cadillactica

Big K.R.I.T.: Cadillactica

Colin Fitzgerald December 3, 2014 0

Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. has been impressively prolific since his breakthrough mixtape in 2010, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, but he has also struggled to find a cohesive musical personality. The deep bass, soulful groove and

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Deptford Goth: Songs

Deptford Goth: Songs

Nathan Stevens December 3, 2014 0

A reviewer friend of mine often derisively refers to modern R&B that’s highly acclaimed as “PR&B,” the “P” standing for Pitchfork. He has a cynical view on the recent rise of artists like How

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The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground [Super Deluxe Edition]

The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground [Super Deluxe Edition]

Jake Cole December 2, 2014 0

The line on the Velvet Underground’s third album is well-established by now. Feeling threatened by an artistic voice of rival authority, Lou Reed unceremoniously dumped John Cale from the band and proceeded to follow-up

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The Kinks: The Anthology 1964-1971

The Kinks: The Anthology 1964-1971

John L. Murphy December 2, 2014 0

After their initial hits, a 1965 union dispute barred the fractious Kinks from touring the U.S. for over four years. So, they had to content themselves during this momentous decade crafting assured albums which

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I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness: Dust

I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness: Dust

Samuel Tolzmann December 2, 2014 0

Conventional sartorial wisdom holds that the all-black outfit is perennially cool, and this has generally held true in rock music even more so than other pop-cultural arenas. In no context has black held so

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Concert Review: Fleetwood Mac

Concert Review: Fleetwood Mac

David Harris December 2, 2014 0

(Photos: Patrick Weishampel) A fear exists when seeing older acts, especially those such as Fleetwood Mac who haven’t put out a critically acclaimed album since the late ‘70s, that they are merely going through

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Bedhead: Bedhead 1992-1998

Bedhead: Bedhead 1992-1998

John L. Murphy December 1, 2014 0

Here, all of Bedhead’s recordings are reissued, their three studio albums, along with singles and two EPs. I revisited this band by hearing these 45 songs on the long highway between Amarillo and Tucumcari.

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Fugazi: First Demo

Fugazi: First Demo

Colin Fitzgerald December 1, 2014 0

Singer Ian MacKaye flubs his first line on the opening track of Fugazi’s First Demo, a slower, grittier, heavier version of one of their most widely-appreciated songs, “Waiting Room.” MacKaye comes in too early,

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