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Music
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007 12:00 am

Give Lily Allen a listen, and forget the backstory

Untitled Document The Internet giveth, and the Internet taketh away. Under these harsh new conditions, the buildup-to-backlash cycle is over in the blink of a blognerd’s ey
Music
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 12:00 am

The sound money is on Robert Schneider of the Apples in Stereo

Untitled Document Who’s the biggest nerd in indie rock? One thing’s for sure: The competition has never been more cutthroat. Could it be the Decemberists’ Colin
Music
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 12:00 am

She has two killer voices: the singing kind and the writing kind

Untitled Document Eleni Mandell might not be the best singer in the world, at least by American Idol criteria, but she’s got a voice to die for. More precisely, she ha
Music
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 12:00 am

Poor Noah Georgeson may have waited too long

Untitled Document W hen it comes to zeitgeist, timing is all, and the so-called freak-folk scene, with which Noah Georgeson is perhaps unfairly associated, is due for a backlash.
Music
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 12:00 am

This is no Miami sound machine — these Floridians have killed regionalism

Untitled Document They may hail from balmy Miami, but the Postmarks certainly have a yen for the changing seasons. Their debut full-length boasts such climatologically perverse s
Music
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 12:00 am

A merciful god would have quit with frogs and locusts

Untitled Document The Book of Exodus isn’t one of God’s finer moments. From the moment he first appears to Moses in the form of a burning bush, it’s obvious tha
Music
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 12:00 am

They donÂ’t only embrace death, they revel in it

Untitled Document When it comes to death, most sane people would prefer to put it off for as long as possible. As Dylan Thomas famously advised, “Do not go gentle into that
Music
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 12:00 am

Twenty-one artist tribute to Daniel Johnston a mixed bag

Untitled Document Maybe you’re thinking that the world doesn’t need another Daniel Johnston tribute album, and maybe you’re right. Regardless of where you stand
Music
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 12:00 am

Scabrous boogies, sad-sack serenades, and weird-even-by-his-standards curios

Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards, Tom Waits’ three-disc, 54-track tour de force, is more than a cleverly titled collection of outtakes, rarities, and oddball covers. It’s more than
Music
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 12:00 am

Swan Lake takes music to new heights of idiocy

In the booklet accompanying Swan Lake’s debut is the following epigraph: “Beast Moans is a testament to friendship, eternal and otherwise.” The sentiment is sweet but more than a lit

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