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A Winged Victory for the Sullen: Atomos

A Winged Victory for the Sullen: Atomos

Nathan Stevens November 12, 2014 0

A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s very name encompasses their sound. There’s a majesty that hovers around the notes, victorious at times, but always with a lingering hint of melancholy, like the moments after

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Holy Hell! The Division Bell Turns 20

Holy Hell! The Division Bell Turns 20

David Harris November 12, 2014 0

For many people, Pink Floyd ceased to matter when Roger Waters quit the band in 1985, although some consider his last album with the group, The Final Cut (1983), to be more of a

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Grouper: Ruins

Grouper: Ruins

Colin Fitzgerald November 11, 2014 0

There’s enormous value in stripped down, natural music. Modern innovations in the recording of chamber music, jazz and classical have been few and far between, but fans of these genres remain committed to the

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Ani DiFranco: Allergic to Water

Ani DiFranco: Allergic to Water

Cole Waterman November 11, 2014 0

At this stage in her career, Ani DiFranco is difficult to write about critically. Not just a legacy artist, she’s a veritable institution, cult royalty in the independent music realm. As such, separating her

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Les Sins: Michael

Les Sins: Michael

Mike Randall November 10, 2014 0

If Les Sins’ disco-funk sounds familiar, that may be because it’s the electronic side-gig of Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick. While Bundick’s main gig delivers more traditionally structured songs, Les Sins offers a platform

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Swearing At Motorists: While Laughing, The Joker Tells The Truth

Swearing At Motorists: While Laughing, The Joker Tells The Truth

John Paul November 10, 2014 0

Like fellow Ohioans Guided By Voices, Dayton’s Swearing at Motorists tend to favor brevity, crafting often-loose approximations of songs that barely stretch across the two-minute mark. Where the former ostensibly places greater focus on

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Revisit: Blind Melon: Soup

Revisit: Blind Melon: Soup

Cole Waterman November 10, 2014 1

It’s a shame that in the larger public eye, Blind Melon’s legacy amounts to badly sung karaoke renditions of “No Rain” and memories of the song’s bee girl video. This historical injustice is deepened

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Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West (Reissue)

Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West (Reissue)

Colin Fitzgerald November 9, 2014 0

As time progressed and Modest Mouse became more and more commercially viable, their music was sapped of the furious, frustrated energy it had been laced with in the beginning. Much of 1990s alternative rock

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Concert Review: Meatbodies/Purling Hiss/ Foul Swoops

Concert Review: Meatbodies/Purling Hiss/ Foul Swoops

Pat Padua November 9, 2014 0

It was a great night for guitars at the gourmet pizza and beer joint Comet Ping Pong. Three energetic bands vied for the title of shredding-est and most pedal-riffic. There was one problem. You

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Witch Mountain: Mobile of Angels

Witch Mountain: Mobile of Angels

David Maine November 9, 2014 0

Witch Mountain has been part of Portland, OR’s doom metal scene since their formation in 1997 and subsequent 1999 debut release, Homegrown Doom. Since then, the band has recorded sporadically, with a constantly-shifting lineup

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