Until the Ribbon Breaks: A Lesson Unlearnt
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Until the Ribbon Breaks: A Lesson Unlearnt

Holy Hell! The Bends Turns 20
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Holy Hell! The Bends Turns 20

The Bends remains phenomenal as its own package of crushing elegance. Part of this mythos…

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Sleaford Mods: Chubbed Up +
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Sleaford Mods: Chubbed Up +

To say Sleaford Mods’ sound is polarizing is a bit of an understatement. Despite comparisons…

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Hail Mary Mallon: Bestiary
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Hail Mary Mallon: Bestiary

Aesop Rock’s twisted and dense lyrical output has produced a rabid fan base of underground…

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Mariachi El Bronx: III
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Mariachi El Bronx: III

“Tonight we celebrate the madness!” are the first words sung on III, and that line…

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Mark Kozelek: Mark Kozelek Sings Christmas Carols
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Mark Kozelek: Mark Kozelek Sings Christmas Carols

Mark Kozelek has positioned himself, quite comfortably, as the Grinch of 2014. The incessant beefs…

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Deptford Goth: Songs
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Deptford Goth: Songs

A reviewer friend of mine often derisively refers to modern R&B that’s highly acclaimed as…

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The Budos Band: Burnt Offering
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The Budos Band: Burnt Offering

“Badass” is my usual go to adjective for The Budos Band. They’re in the same…

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Concert Review: Busdriver/Milo
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Concert Review: Busdriver/Milo

A recent single by noise-hop trio Clipping features scorching verses from Nocando and Open Mike…

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Mark Lanegan Band: Phantom Radio
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Mark Lanegan Band: Phantom Radio

Mark Lanegan has one of those voices that is distinct from the first note. It’s…

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