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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 12:00 am

In a parallel reality, the former Guided by Voices frontman is a rock god

Robert Pollard From a Compound Eye (Merge) Nestled in a black hole somewhere in the unobservable universe, there is a parallel reality in which Robert Pol
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 12:00 am

Never before has Chan Marshall sounded more like herself

Since 1995, Chan Marshall has been making music as Cat Power, a band in constant flux. Marshall is the only permanent member of this band, the only one who matters.
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006 12:00 am

You can be a hobo, a maestro, or in the case of artists on Imaginational Anthem, a little of both

Various Artists Imaginational Anthem: A Guitar Anthology (Near Mint) O glorious guitar, the sound of wood made radiant, the sound of metal made vegetal, a vibrating
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 12:00 am

Aerial will reignite your appreciation for her sensual world

Confession time: Until about a month ago, I hadn’t been listening to much Kate Bush, and I’m not sure why. True, she hadn’t put out a record in 12 years, an
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006 12:00 am

After more than two decades, James "Blood" UlmerÂ’s Odyssey trio is back

After a hiatus spanning more than two decades, guitarist James “Blood” Ulmer’s Odyssey trio has returned with a new album, a 55-minute tour de force that ne
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 12:00 am

He could have been as big as Johnny Cash

Cast King Saw Mill Man (Locust Media) If fate had dealt Cast King another hand, he might be as famous as the late Johnny Cash. Like his more celebrated c
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005 12:00 am

Physical proximity, it would seem, is overrated

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan RamblinÂ’ Man (V2) Who says long-distance relationships never work? Despite being separated by some 8,000 m
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 12:00 am

A peace offering to Bill OÂ’Reilly and other right-wing cranks

Dear Bill O’Reilly: As a godless liberal, I have no reason to like you. Your unctuous smirk and smarmy patter got on my nerves when you w
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 12:00 am

Mi and LÂ’au invite you to join their lovefest

Mi and L'au Mi and L'au (Young God Records) You don’t know Mi and L’au, but you know a couple like them: beautiful,
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 12:00 am

Vashti Bunyan makes a comeback with Lookaftering

here are comebacks, and then there are comebacks. The gap between British folksinger Vashti Bunyan’s debut, Just Another Diamond Day, and its follow-up, Lookaftering,&n


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