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Living Thing

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A word of caution for anyone looking for “Young Folks” pt. 2: you won’t find it here. With Living Thing, Swedish rockers Peter Bjorn & John are playing a whole new ballgame — trading in the tightly wound, guitar-based indie rock of 2006’s Writer’s Block for minimalistic tunes heavy on the electro dance beats, synthesizers, […]

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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: Tim Hanken's picks

After much deliberation, here’s my top ten for 2007. Radiohead – In RainbowsAfter all this time the new record arrives with out a hint of disappointment. They are the best band on the planet right now. Their catalog of work hurts this record in some ways i.e., “it’s not as good as OK Computer” or […]

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igAsh's favorite songs of 2007, with {some} free downloads!

I made a ‘Best of ’07’ compilation for coworkers and thought I’d share my picks with you, in no particular order. Hope you’ve got a little time to spare! All downloads have been posted with permission from the bands themselves. Thanks bands!   1. Nicole Atkins and the Sea: “The Way It Is” I think […]

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Best of 2007: Imaginary Chona's picks!

This was ridiculously hard to do! Without further ado, I present my top ten picks for 2007 releases (in no particular order): Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew – Spirit If… Minus the Bear – Planet of Ice Arcade Fire – Neon Bible Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst […]

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MTV continues to scare me

I know you've all been waiting for it and here it is: MTV has announced the nominees for its annual suck-up-fest, the Video Music Awards! Rather than post them all here, I'll let you visit the slick MTV website that caused my browser to be unhappy, but I'll make a few comments for my… er… […]

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As Seen On TV: Bright Eyes, Amy Sedaris, PB&J, Patrick Wolf and more!

This is the kind of week of late night TV I can get behind. Bright Eyes will be performing TWICE! I know, I know… there's tons of SIFF, fashion and music stuff going on this week as well. Program thine VCR!***Monday, June 4***Bright Eyes on LETTERMAN ***Wednesday, June 6***Bright Eyes on CRAIG FERGUSONPatrick Wolf on […]

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