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“Silver Tower” by Brenda – Album Review

There are just some things you are always a sucker for no matter what. Well done, guitar-driven pop is one of mine, therefore, Brenda’s debut album “Silver Tower” was right up my ally. Reaching out with the opening track “State Lines,” which features jangly, Stephen Malkmus-esque guitars with DJ Moore’s understated yet propulsive drumming, the […]

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“Disco 2” by HEALTH – Album Review

Um … HEALTH. First of all can I just say you boys are sexy. And also, which one of you wants to meet up for coffee at Chango?  Okay now that I got that out of the way in a publicly humiliating way, on to the album “Disco 2.” Dark, somber, trippy, pretty and sexy […]

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“Expo 86” by Wolf Parade – Album Review

Words: Matt Draper After Wolf Parade’s 2005 breakout success, “Apologies to Queen Mary,” it seemed that every Gen-Y’er with an Internet connection had christened the furry Canadian quintet as ones that would make something “big” ….  they were right. But, rather than a clawed attacking of singles and activity, Wolf Parade instead let us nurse […]

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“Extra Wow” by Nice Nice – Album Review

Sound orgy, noise, music, post-everything, are words that equal the debut album “Extra Wow” by Portland band Nice Nice. It’s different from most work I hear in this genre if one exists, and a giant sound for duo Jason Buehler and Mark Shirazi. The very first sound you hear when you hit play is a […]

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“One Life Stand” by Hot Chip – Album Review

Let’s stop for a moment and consider the art of keeping it real. Many claim to do it, few actually do. Hot Chip keeps it fucking real and you only need to look to their latest album, “One Life Stand” to see that. There’s something old school about keeping your album to ten tracks, and […]

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