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The State of Music Today for February 2009

So, what will he be called? Normally, when one gets knighted, you go by your first name, but wouldn't that seem odd? Sir Stephen? It would only be proper for him to be dubbed as only he could be: Sir Morrissey. Yes, indeed, I am advocating that the patron saint of modern rock be knighted […]

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Song of the UK, NME style

So, we've become fond here at TIG of recapping the goings-on on the NME UK pop charts, but really, how meaningful is it when most of us have no idea who the bands are in the first part? I mean, does it mean anything to you if you read that the number 5 song is […]

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Our Imaginary Editor Picks: Best of 2006

I'm so proud of the Pacific Northwest music scene, as she has given us some of the best records released anywhere (although Suburban Kids, Art Brut, Manhattan Love Suicides, and Graham Coxon — I love you like a sister). If I may have a moment, may I publicly declare love for my favorite releases of […]

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Capture/Release

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If I had a dime for every band from England that takes equal portions of Gang of Four, the Clash, and Public Image Limited and turns it into vaguely ironic rock music, I would be a very, very rich man. I mean, disgustingly rich at this point. That said, why am I pleasantly surprised by […]

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SXSW 2006 Rundown

Show Date: March 15, 2006

South by Southwest, where have you been all my life? If I believed in an afterlife, this is what my idea of heaven would be: endless days and nights with no greater concerns than caffeine, alcohol, and indie rock. Except there would be fewer lines, and more cabs. I can't believe a world where so […]

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