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Cellar Door

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What are we going to do with John Vanderslice? It's been two years since the last taste of anything by the ex-MK Ultra studio whiz, and just by reading the press packet, it's clear the San Francisco analog junky is making some pretty big claims with his new record. First off, he's calling it Cellar […]

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Battery

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If you ask the average all-knowing Seattle-ite what they think of Aveo, 91.7% of those polled will proclaim their love. My prediction is that with the release of their latest album, Battery their approval rating will hit record numbers… and even previous admirers will be astounded. You might recall that Aveo’s 2001 release, "Bridge to […]

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Quixotic

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From the annals of "Whatever happened to…" We bring you… Remember 1995? Remember Maxinquaye — that ground-breaking, genre-defining trip-hop classic debut from Tricky? Remember Martina's haunting vocals on tracks like "Overcome," "Black Steel," and "Aftermath" and the next two Tricky albums? If not, please rectify before reading on… That taken care of… Almost nine years […]

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Psychid

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OK — hands up everyone who loved Radiohead right from the start? Now — keep your hand up if you claim to like Kid A? Next — still keep your hand up if you can say you would have liked Kid A even half as much if you had never heard of Radiohead and if […]

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Four Songs

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In 1985, you may have had a progressive, older sister. Because of her innate coolness, she had no time for you and your teenage nonsense. But sometimes, when she felt you deserved it, she would award you with poorly made tapes of exceptional music. It was sickening really, because you were still living at home […]

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The First Official Critique of the First Official Review of Elephant by the White Stripes

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Dear Three Imaginary Girls, Much like your other readers, I have come to rely on your website as a consistent source of honest music journalism, free from the pretentious rockstar posturing of many other similar news sources. Unfortunately, my faith was recently broken when I read Michael X's First Official Review of "Elephant" by the […]

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