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Weezer go red…

Weezer have announced details about their next album (release date June 24, 2008) and get this… the album is going to be self-titled! Yes, for the third time in their six-album history, they will go all self-titled, and round out their primary color scheme theme (having done blue, green, and now red). I'm still debating […]

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Meet The Eels: The Essential Eels, Vol.1 1996-2006; Useless Trinkets: B-Sides, Soundtracks, Rarities & Unreleased 1996-2007

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For most of us, we only think about the Eels when we come across a dusty old copy of Electro-shock Blues, or if “Novocaine for the Soul” happens to come on the jukebox at some depressing fraternity reunion. But they do have a fiercely loyal following, allowing them to put out live acoustic-and-strings albums (Live […]

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Release the Stars

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It almost doesn’t seem right to judge Rufus Wainwright against the mainstream of modern rock. He’s not really like most of them at all. He’s more a “performer” than just a “musician.” I suppose on the modern rock family tree, his closest relatives might be Morrissey or David Bowie, but Rufus is even more theatrical […]

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Myths of the Near Future

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Based on my past track record of admiring British bands, I feel like I should feel more love for the Klaxons. This is especially true because of my checkered youth listening to — nay, worshipping — such British dance-rock bands as Jesus Jones, Pop Will Eat Itself, the Stone Roses (first album), Inspiral Carpets, Happy […]

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Takk

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Takk is Icelandic for "thanks," as well as the message Sigur Ros flashes on screen at the end of each of their live shows when they come out to take a bow, like the cast at a theater. A nice choice as title of Sigur Ros' fourth full-length record, almost a message to their growing, […]

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Guero

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For the record, I prefer "Gwhere-oh" as opposed to "Where-oh." According to the second track on Beck's newest record, the pronunciation is actually closer to the latter. Guero, (pronounced however you'd like; most people know what record you're talking about), is most aptly described as a single-disc box set. As a prolific, dynamic songwriter who […]

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