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Nick Mattera | Viva Christmas (s/r)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 12 December 2010 00:01

The singer brings a bit of himself to “Blue Christmas,” slowing it down to an instrumental ballad which perfectly fits his voice.

 

Various Artists | Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In (Warner Bros.)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 11 December 2010 23:53

I’m not sure who David Foster is, but it’s virtually impossible to deliver a “Carol of the Bells” that doesn’t dazzle.

   

Lyrics Born | As You Were (Decon Records)

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Written by Stephen Fairbanks Friday, 10 December 2010 09:51

Though the genre pops up as "rap" when you open the album in iTunes, this is an album that defies categorization, which is high praise in my book.

 

Lucabrasi | The Norris Division

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Written by Stephen Fairbanks Thursday, 09 December 2010 17:53

One gets the feeling that these latter songs were intended to be played in front of a rowdy mosh pit, as is only fitting for a band with their pedigree.

   

Jonquil | One Hundred Suns (Dovecote)

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Written by Mike Rengel Wednesday, 08 December 2010 13:42

It’s ‘hit the back button the second it ends to hear it again’ outstanding, which is what the entire record aspires to but only intermittently achieves.

 

Braids | Native Speaker (Kanine)

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Written by Matthew Treon Wednesday, 08 December 2010 13:36

Its pulsing instrumentation, reverb-drenched vocals and unapologetic length perfectly set the tone for the rest of the album.

   

Passion Pit | Manners (Frenchkiss)

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Written by Mary Beth Hascall Wednesday, 08 December 2010 13:17

Together, this quintet creates delicious American electro-pop by the spoonfuls.

 

Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Roc-A-Fella)

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Written by Brett Berliner Wednesday, 08 December 2010 13:06

Frankly, if West feeds off of his ego to create masterpieces like his latest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, we should be heaping even more praise in his direction.

   

The Nails | Hotel for Women (Citybeat)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Tuesday, 07 December 2010 22:33

The one song responsible for the sales of this album is as good as you remembered.

 

The Boy Least Likely To | Christmas Special (+1)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Monday, 06 December 2010 23:18

I’m convinced more than ever that this band isn’t for me.

   

The Double Miracle of Mother’s Best | Hank Williams Rediscovered

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Written by Jim Dunn Monday, 06 December 2010 21:18

He threaded the eye of the needle of his time. He sang everything that he had and he sang right at you. 

 

Yann Tiersen | Dust Lane (Mute)

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Written by Matthew Treon Thursday, 02 December 2010 02:04

 

Dust Lane communicates nearly every aspect of being human in just under an hour.

   

The Gay Blades Do America

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Written by Corey Woodruff Wednesday, 01 December 2010 12:25

 “I mean, Fullerton, California in the O.C? What the fuck do you write about that? ‘My dad’s a shitty entertainment executive’? We’re thinking about maybe doing a Beastie Boys-style rap song.”

 

The Queers | 12.16.10

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Written by Alicia Wilton Wednesday, 01 December 2010 01:48

It is this ability to conflate gritty, relentless punk elements with bubble-gum surf sounds that makes the Queers’ music so irresistible.

   

Batusis | 12.05.10

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Written by Jim Ousley Wednesday, 01 December 2010 01:36

Batusis has the electric, barbed wire pulse of a teenager mashed with the raucous swagger of experienced dudes who’ve been around the block and know how to put that kind of energy to use.

 

husband&wife | Proud Flesh (Crossroads of America)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 27 November 2010 22:45

husband&wife seems to be the bastard child of Toad the Wet Sprocket, Uncle Tupelo and Minus the Bear.

   

Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Roc-A-Fella)

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Written by Kelly Glueck Tuesday, 23 November 2010 22:45

He was able to achieve an innovative sound reinforced by his reflective lyrics—despite using nearly 500 first person pronouns on this 13-track album.

 

Girl Talk | All Day (s/r)

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Written by Braden Abbott Tuesday, 23 November 2010 22:38

Somehow, he has used the most banal artistic methods to produce works that are, quite honestly, shallow but immensely thrilling. And yes, at points he finds the sublime.

   

Girls | Broken Dreams Club EP (True Panther)

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Written by Mike Rengel Monday, 22 November 2010 13:29

Think of it as an ode to love as a chemical, the loss of it as withdrawal and rock’n’roll as the corresponding dose of methadone.

 

Tim Kasher | The Game of Monogamy (Saddle Creek)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 19 November 2010 22:39

Let’s face it: Tim Kasher has lost his edge.

 

   

Olympia | Bryan Ferry (Virgin)

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Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:48

Ferry has vocally aged very well, if anything his expressive weariness sounds better now than it ever has.

 

Santah | 11.21.10

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Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:20

“It is a shockingly sophisticated album. It is, truly, impressive.”

   

Banner Pilot | Resignation Day Reissue (Fat Wreck Chords)

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Written by Jacob Snyder Wednesday, 17 November 2010 09:17

Resignation Day riffs 36 minutes of nonstop chant-along punk rock without succumbing to the cliché of throwing a sappy ballad in.

 

Mike Stern with Dave Weckl and Tom Kennedy | 11.17.10-11.20.10

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Written by Derek Lauer Wednesday, 17 November 2010 09:11

For lack of a better comparison, he sounds like a bit like Pat Metheny meets Hendrix.

   

The Indigo Girls | Holly Happy Days (Vanguard)

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Written by Courtney Rau Wednesday, 17 November 2010 02:09

I’m not sure they’ve created this year’s must-have holiday release, but they have given us a collection of ear- and crowd-pleasing songs.

 

The Warlocks | Rise and Fall + EP and Rarities (Zap Banana)

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Written by Justin Curia Wednesday, 17 November 2010 01:15

The slow burn of the freaky folk will lift the demon souls from whatever bowels in which they may rest. It’s healing, really.

   

The Velvet Teen | No Star (s/r)

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Written by Wil E. Smith Wednesday, 17 November 2010 01:08

This music sounds as if it’s meant to score an interstellar war among mechanized manifestations of the Athenian Pantheon [Greek gods in robot form], fought over the souls of humanity.

 

Ghostland Observatory | Ghostland Coast to Coast

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Written by Bruce Matlock Wednesday, 17 November 2010 00:53

"When you’re just listening to an album there’s not lasers shooting all over you and it’s not so incredibly loud, so it’s just a completely different experience."

   

Amanda Palmer | Inspiration Abounds

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Written by Nicole Madden Tuesday, 16 November 2010 14:02

Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls answers a quickie before coming to town this week.

 

Paul Oakenfold | Facelift Tour: Changing the Face of Electronic Music

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Written by Jennifer Manjarez Tuesday, 16 November 2010 13:46

 He will be performing at Europe Nightclub, equipped with some of his most hypnotic beats, laser lights and one massive video wall.

   

Nitzer Ebb | Industrial Complex (Artists Addiction)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 13 November 2010 23:47

The 13 tracks here—17 if you include four remixes—range from heavy to melodic, yet they all mesh well, and all enthrall.

 

Rod Stewart | The Great American Songbook Vol. 5 (J Records)

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Written by Jennifer Manjarez Friday, 12 November 2010 15:36

Although his first few albums post-surgery were touch-and-go, Vol. 5 has proven Stewart is nothing if not resilient and a true artist.

   

Delta Spirit | Live from the Waits Room (Rounder Records)

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Written by Teresa Montgomery Friday, 12 November 2010 14:57

You can envision lead singer Matt Vasquez tearing up the inside of the Waits Room while recording it.

 

Elijah Aaron | The Gift of Every Word (s/r)

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Written by Glen Elkins Thursday, 11 November 2010 13:03

You can almost feel the miles of pavement passing smoothly beneath sheet metal floorboards as Aaron’s steady plucking and graceful croon create an aura of idyllic nostalgia.

   

The Gay Blades | Savages (Triple Crown)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 07 November 2010 21:43

“Mick Jagger” is a keeper, combining “ooh ooh”s, tightly strummed guitars, and Westfield’s now familiar wail.

 

Christian Jacobs | RADIO DOWN!

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Written by Bruce Matlock Friday, 05 November 2010 11:08

"The Aquabats! are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get." 

   

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