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Monthly Archives: March 2013

FEATURE: In which Jesse Macht redeems guitar players

  I have sworn off musicians four years ago. In fact, four years and three weeks, to be exact, and I promised to everyone who had the patience to listen that I would never ever, ever ever listen to a man with a guitar. Those are treacherous, emotionally violent and physically draining waters...
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VIDEO: TRICKY: “DOES IT”

Tricky is back, and delving headfirst into his trip-hop roots, with his mesmerizing new single and eerie video “Does It” featuring Francesca Belmonte.  Check it out:...
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REVIEW: DIDO: GIRL WHO GOT AWAY

When Dido first started talking about this album she said that it would have more of an electronic sound than her previous albums, but apparently she changed her mind when she was working on it. Or maybe the songs just naturally didn’t go in that direction. Because, honestly, I don’t feel like Girl...
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VIDEO: MISS KITTIN: “BASSLINE”

Here’s the video for Miss Kittin’s new single “Bassline,” which is the title track on her new E.P. available now.  On April 22nd she’s releasing a double album called Calling From The Stars.    ...
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REVIEW: ONE REPUBLIC: NATIVE

Up until now, I’d avoided OneRepublic’s albums. Just hearing their singles on the radio was more than enough for me. I could never really get an idea of who they actually were from songs like “Secrets” and “Good Life.” They mostly sounded generic to my ears and when they didn’t they felt like...
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REVIEW: ZAZIE: CYCLO

It’s funny — I can review music in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Greek, etc, but when it comes to French I always struggle. The problem is that I know some French, but I’m far from being fluent, so I understand just enough of the lyrics to get a general idea of what a...
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REVIEW: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE

It’s hard to believe it’s been just over six years since Justin Timberlake released his massively successful album FutureSex/LoveSounds. I often found myself wishing he’d release a new album during that time, especially when I’d see him in mediocre movies like In Time, Friends with Benefits and Black Snake Moan. To be fair,...
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REVIEW: LITTLE BOOTS: BROKEN RECORD & MOTORWAY

“Broken Record” will be the third track on Little Boots’ highly anticipated new album Nocturnes, which will be released on May 7th. It was written by Little Boots and Rick Nowels and is now on sale on iTunes and Amazon. It starts off with warm synthesized strings and soon erupts with a fine...
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REVIEW: THE VACCINES: BAD MOOD EP

The Vaccines’ Come of Age was one of my favorite albums of 2012. I never reviewed it because I felt like it was too far to the left of what I normally listen to for me to accurately write about it. Their songs are a mix of lo-fi and punk and I’m not...
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REVIEW: HURTS: EXILE

This Manchester duo’s 2010 debut album, Happiness, garnered them almost universal acclaim. I don’t think I ever read a single review of the album that wasn’t at least 90% positive. And so I was shocked when reviews of Exile, their just-released sophomore effort, started surfacing and were almost 90% negative. By the time...
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