Monthly Archives: April 2012

Neon Trees — “Picture Show”

Tight Pants, Big Dreams By Eric Webb “Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson I do love a good epigraph. Also, I like ironic juxtapositions. Incidentally, this is a … Continue reading

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Yann Tiersen – “Skyline”

Explosions in the Skyline By Matt Jones My album of the week this week is Skyline, by Yann Tiersen. If the French musician’s name rings a bell, it might be because he created the score for the acclaimed 2001 film … Continue reading

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Sucré — “A Minor Bird”

Sucré Bleu By Eric Webb Are you in your twenties and attracted to women? Oh, so you’ve had crushes on all the ladies from Eisley. Of course you have. It’s a generational touchstone. The group’s youngest sister, Stacy King, just … Continue reading

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Scars on 45 – “Scars on 45”

[Self Titled Review] By Matt Jones You know what? I’m in Adult Pop mode this week. And there’s nothing wrong with that, especially if you’re an adult. I’ve been listening to Scars on 45, the group out of Bradford, England, … Continue reading

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Of Monsters and Men — “My Head is an Animal”

They Have Steinbeck in Reykjavík? By Eric Webb We live in the time of the folk zeitgeist, when every college student worth their frocket can get behind a little Old Crow Medicine Show, and moms across America download “Little Lion … Continue reading

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Dr. John – “Locked Down”

The Good Doctor By Matt Jones Mac Rebennack, Jr., known more commonly by his stage name Dr. John, is alive and well. He’s 71, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has a cayenne-flavored legacy that includes … Continue reading

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Gift of Gab — “The Next Logical Progression”

Fast Talker By Eric Webb It seems that if more rappers emulated the MC style of Gift of Gab, then they could stop writing verses about bringing the rap game back to where it started. With an album like The … Continue reading

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