Monthly Archives: January 2012

Foxy Shazam – “The Church of Rock and Roll”

Holy Rock and Rollers By Eric Webb This is an actual lyric — that I did not make up — from my new best friends, Foxy Shazam: “That’s the biggest black a** I’ve ever seen/And I like it.” Just soak … Continue reading

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Cloud Nothings – “Attack On Memory”

Cleveland Rocks! By Matt Jones There are some albums that sound strikingly familiar on the first listen. I’m not talking about the kind of “familiar” that induces groans – as in, “this sounds the EXACT SAME as [different band]” – … Continue reading

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Howler – “America Give Up”

Howler? I Barely Know Her By Eric Webb Imagine a 1960s beach party movie starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon: young, bouncy 30-year-olds-playing-teenagers; carefully manicured Hollywood sand; crashing pre-filmed waves; and a cameo by Twiggy or the Monkees or someone … Continue reading

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Matt Elliott – “The Broken Man”

For Broken People Everywhere By Matt Jones Contrary to my smiley thumbnail at right –> this is not a happy album. Seriously. THIS IS NOT A HAPPY ALBUM. And it’s not meant to be. For starters, it’s called “The Broken … Continue reading

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The Little Willies — “For the Good Times”

Did You Know Norah Jones Grew Up in Texas? By Eric Webb On my first listen through the Little Willies’ “For the Good Times,” I hadn’t carefully read through the album’s track listing. So, when the last track was a … Continue reading

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Bill Ryder-Jones – “If…”

A Soundtrack By Matt Jones If you’ve ever spent any time abroad, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the sensation of wanderlust. I had never experienced wanderlust until spending a full semester in Europe, but it’s probably one of … Continue reading

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For the Love of the Genre

Why do we listen to music? Seriously. Why? The short answer is there are a lot of reasons. The really short answer is there’s actually only one reason. Think about situations in which we most often listen to music. We … Continue reading

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