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M.I.A. and the art of terrorism

M.I.A.'s Kala was my favorite album of last year, and she's one of the few artist I've actually enjoyed watching blow up onto the mainstream; I find myself turning up the TV whenever there's a commercial for Pineapple Express. It turns out Sri-Lankan hip-hopper DeLon seems to think she's more into "blowing up" than you […]

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Made of Bricks

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It is very difficult to get past two things when it comes to Kate Nash: She is ridiculously adorable. She wrote a fabulous pop song. "Foundations," by itself, can almost carry the weight of her U.S. debut Made of Bricks and really, Kate Nash is what she is: a pop singer. She dabbles in the […]

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The Pipettes finally release US full-length debut, and tour to celebrate

UK lovey pop-tastic triplets The Pipettes have just announced that they'll finally be releasing their full-length debut We Are the Pipettes in the US on October 2nd, on Interscope Records. To which I say, it's about damn time! Our own Erik Gonzalez reviewed the record just over a year ago. The US version will feature […]

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Single Reviews: A Spring Mix of New Music

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Ah, nothing like the coming of spring. Flowers start poking their heads out of the ground and bursting forth with color that we've missed since the end of the summer. The air begins to warm with the re-emerging sun. People slowly come inching out of the their winter seclusion to venture into the "outdoors". And, […]

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Hopes and Fears

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The first time I heard Keane, I was struck by the intense familiarity of their music. Not familiar in the generic "oh I've heard this before" sense of the term; rather, Keane's songs are like something remembered from a dream — ethereal, rich with meaning, bordering on celestial. With only piano, keyboards, drums, bass, and […]

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Tyrannosaurus Hives

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The roaring Hives are back! The Swedish five-piece that stormed the revival of the garage rock movement like a ball of fire — claiming to be the most important of all the bands in that genre — have another album out, and thus another chance at proving their words to be good. So far they're […]

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Best of 2003: Top 10 Imaginary Albums of the Year

The top ten releases of 2003 as voted on by you, our imaginary readers! #1 The Postal Service — Give Up (Sub Pop) Winning our imaginary best of 2003 by overwhelming majority, the Postal Service gorgeously blend the electronic delicacy of Dntel with the effortless vocal bliss of Ben Gibbard (plus stellar girlie cameos from […]

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