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Ann Vriend and the Spy Who Loved Her

Though the album’s name and cover art provide ample indication of its overlying theme, it is the first line on Ann Vriend‘s third album, When We Were Spies, that truly prepares the listener for the cinematic storyline that the budding … Continue reading

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Malcolm Middleton's Sleight of Heart

It would be an interesting environment if all creative relationships never reached a souring point. Success would carry on for the same bands year after year with little to no variation, newer artists would find it more difficult to emerge … Continue reading

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Best Albums of 2007: #40 to #31

———————————————————————————————– 40. Mono in VCF – Mono in VCF Various bands often attempt to sound “outdated” for stylistic effect. In most cases, when such a method is attempted, there is a thin line between substantial success and ultimate failure. In … Continue reading

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Christmas Comes Early for Evangelicals and Matt Duke

It is hard to believe that Christmas is merely three weeks away, even if the commercialized aspect of the holidays have been in full gear for over two weeks now. Along with the shortcoming imminence of Christmas comes the rush … Continue reading

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Shiina and Tokyo Jihen Return for #3

As I have said numerous times before, I try to keep my musical taste as expansive as possible. Whether it be in regard to a style or originative country, the world is too vastly occupied with fresh ideas to ignore … Continue reading

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The Birth of Hoax Funeral

With new surroundings and unfamiliar faces, it is initially a tough task to adapt and live in a new country. So, how do these vast amounts of traveling musicians cope? By making new music, of course. When American-born Anjy Hall … Continue reading

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Eskimo Joe is Coming to America

International success has an odd way of distinguishing itself. An artist could be recognized on the streets of their native country by virtually every bystander while, in a different country, even their name would be rendered unknown. Eskimo Joe has … Continue reading

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