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imaginary liz’s favorite albums of the last decade

Yesterday I divulged my favorite albums of the year. Today I am ready to let go of my latest obsession: My album recap of how I spent my 00’s. The below listage rant is my own little time capsule to remind myself why 2000-2009 musically ruled. As with my other list posts, I’m certain I […]

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Our Noise: The Story Of Merge Records to be released September 22nd

Warning: This is an ecstatic early plug for the upcoming fan-dream book, Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the Indie Label that Got Big and Stayed Small. As Magnet magazine is quoted, “[Merge] might be responsible for more indie-rock classics than any other label in the past two decades.” David Byrne considers their survival […]

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Indie-Rock Thunderdome: The Flaming Lips vs. The Arcade Fire

Wayne Coyne, frontman of big time psych-rockers The Flaming Lips, let loose in a phone interview with Rolling Stone, the site reported yesterday. Talking candidly, Coyne took the gloves off and went on a tirade about everyone's other favorite indie band, The Arcade Fire, taking them to task for being big jerks. Well, okay, that's […]

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Vote in the NME USA music awards. Or not.

NME is sponsoring the first-ever NME Awards USA. I just tried going over to their website to read about the nominees, and when voting ends, but apparently you need to be a registered user to see the information. And that's completely lame. So I won't be voting. If you don't have the same online editorial […]

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Shortlist Nominees … already?

Maybe there are just too many awards now to keep track, but the Shortlist of Music (the U.S. equivalent to the UK's Mercury Prize) announced its 2007 nominees. The award is meant to honor an album that sold less than 500,000 copies. Of course, this year's nominees were picked by a guy from Snow Patrol, […]

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Another Best of '07 list: Chop Suey booker Pete Greenberg's favorite albums

I’m a huge nerd when it comes to pouring over annual, best of lists (I’m still biting my nails in anticipation of the Idolator critic’s poll that should be out soon), and I’m always intrigued by what the favorites of people who work in the business of music but aren’t (necessarily) critics or reviewers. So, […]

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Best of 2007: elle's favorite shows

Being a regular contributor on here on TIG takes the show going experience from something you do on the weekends to part of your regular routine. I’ll never forget shoving five shows in one week, or running from set to set during Bumbershoot trying to frantically interview all the local bands. Sometimes I still can’t […]

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