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REVIEWED: Iron & Wine – Ghost on Ghost

The Ghost of a Good Thing By Matt Sam Beam’s latest Iron & Wine production is different, but it’s still money. Ghost on Ghost exhibits a strong stylistic shift towards New Orleans-y jazz and reminds me a bit of Feist’s … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: Dawes – “Stories Don’t End”

This Is an Album by the Band Dawes By Matt There’s an episode of This American Life that investigates the idea of “imitation calamari,” a less-than-savory alternative to the popular fried squid appetizer that’s purportedly being passed off as the real thing … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: IO Echo – “Ministry of Love”

Freshman Orientation By Matt IO Echo’s debut album, Ministry of Love, is good. But it’s not very good. It’s a frustrating listen, because it reaches some exhilarating highs but draws up a sort of middling compromise between shoegaze and dark alt-pop in between. … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: The Story So Far – “What You Don’t See”

Hard Core Parkour! By Matt There’s been a swell in productive output from the “pop-punk-meets-melodic-hardcore” genre in recent years. Bands range from the more pop-punk (Fireworks, Transit) to the more hardcore (Set Your Goals, Title Fight, Such Gold). 2013 is shaping up to … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: Kacey Musgraves – “Same Trailer Different Park”

Take This to Your Musgraves By Matt With much of the nation’s collective attention last week focused on a member of the popular boy band *NSYNC*, who apparently also has a solo “career**,” a darling lil country girl’s darling lil debut album slid … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: Three Not-Really-an-Album Albums

Quiz time. When is an album not an album? (A) When it’s really a “mixtape”. (B) When it’s a random bunch of B-sides, covers, and demos not included on “actual albums”. (C) When it’s a “collection” of previously unreleased tracks being sold 40+ years after … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: Atoms for Peace – “Amok”

Nuclear Winner By Matt To your average listener, the differences between Amok and some of the more recent Radiohead stuff aren’t exactly striking. If The King of Limbs was the sound of Thom Yorke falling asleep for 40 minutes in a Chipotle (and … Continue reading

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