Monthly Archives: May 2007

REVIEW: The Cribs – Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever

The Cribs – Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever by Tom Barrett Strokes-lite opportunists or genuine contenders? Your opinion of The Cribs will generally fall into these two brackets. That being said, Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever is unlikely to persuade … Continue reading

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The Furze Save Their Own Little World

We can all appreciate a sense of humor when its central topic is the music industry. After all, with the best of humor often being the type that one can relate to, music aficionados can always enjoy a chuckle at … Continue reading

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Nurses Mend Melodic Wounds in Excellent Debut

When four men are huddled together in a room, deciding on what to call their new band, Nurses is probably the last name on the list for the usual sort. Usually guys want something gritty, dirty, rough, and intimidating; something … Continue reading

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The Assistants Revitalize the 80s Jangle

I suppose the commercialized nostalgia of the 80s unfortunately causes us to remember all those plastic synth acts who achieved success through one hit singles and predictable hooks, making the accomplishments of truly impacting bands like The Smiths, R.E.M., and … Continue reading

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The Sacred Sailors Look to the West for Success

Most of us have grown accustomed to hearing a set standard in Swedish music over the past few years. Whether the typical Swedish artist delivers clean indie-rock like Peter Bjorn & John and The Concretes, lyrically exuberant folk-pop in the … Continue reading

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Landscape Progresses Atypical Post-Rock From Paris

Landscape is such a suitable name for the delicate post-rock group from Paris, France. Crafting atmospheric landscapes is something that the collective group of musicians does incredibly well; interweaving acoustic guitars, dramatic strings, and lush keys over tranquil vocal melodies … Continue reading

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Mirah's Latest Theme… Bugs?

Concept albums have been a standard in music debate for decades. Whether such an attempt equates to an artistic failure or success is often dependent on the artist itself and their general grasp on the theme at hand. By following … Continue reading

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