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lala

If you talked to me in December, chances are I told you about Lala.com, a site I became aware of when Apple bought it. Apple shuttered it a few weeks ago, likely to introduce their own iTunes website where you … Continue reading

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muxtapes

I recently got to hang out with someone who was a dear friend of mine during high school. She lived in New York then, and I didn’t, so this was the first we’d ever met in person. Even though we … Continue reading

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album of the week 2008.05.27

Rocket From the Crypt – Hot Charity/Cut Carefully and Play Loud Well, this makes two in a row that are maybe sort of hard to find. Hot Charity was released on vinyl alone in 1993. It fits between Circa:Now! and … Continue reading

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album of the week – 2008.05.20

Dragonette – Galore Well, this is awkward. One of my favorite records of the past six months isn’t available in America yet. You can import it on Amazon, where users have given it tags like “fake punk” and “no talent”. … Continue reading

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album of the week – 2008.05.13

XTC – Skylarking You know what? I’m sorry. I am a bad power-pop fan. I know almost nothing about XTC. I was a big “modern rock” guy from 1991 on, maybe a bit past their prime. We even started a … Continue reading

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album of the week – 2008.05.06

Black Francis – Svn Fngrs I confess that it has been a while since a Frank Black – wait, Black Francis – release has been “satisfying”, but this comes close. The songs don’t meander quite as much as they did … Continue reading

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album of the week – 2008.04.29

Night Marchers – See You in Magic I don’t know how it happened, but I suppose a lot of people reading this blog aren’t huge Rocket From the Crypt fans. It’s possible you never got into the phenomenally talented side-project … Continue reading

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album of the week – 2008.04.01

Panic at the Disco – Pretty. Odd. Honestly, the Onion AV Club just reviewed “Pretty. Odd.” last week, and I picked it up out of curiosity. I had a ton of admiration for their first record (two years ago?) and … Continue reading

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album of the week – 2008.03.25

MF DOOM – MM..FOOD? Another album I don’t want to go on and on about. I tried to get a friend excited about this once, and as I explained that all of the topics were brought back to food metaphors, … Continue reading

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album of the week – 2008.03.18

Talking Heads – Little Creatures I didn’t really “get” Talking Heads until I was probably 14. Some of their earlier, artier stuff was in the record collection at home, but I never sought it out. That seems odd, now, because … Continue reading

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