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Best Albums of 2007: #10 to #01

———————————————————————————————– 10. B.C. Camplight – Blink of a Nihilist Musicians who have struggled with past mental illness are often tagged with a very undeserving label. Foolish critics shout names like Brian Wilson and Syd Barrett without even regarding the new … Continue reading

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Steve Aoki's Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles

If you live in Los Angeles, attend parties every weekend (or weekday), and love to dance (or just listen to it), then the name Steve Aoki probably sounds more familiar than George W. Bush. Aoki has more fans, I can … Continue reading

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Obscure Sound: Best of November 2007

Yeah, it’s almost over. We have merely a month left in the year 2007 and, looking back, I am continuously finding it to be one of the best musically-related years in recent memory. I will go into further detail when … Continue reading

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Central Standard Takes Center Stage

Urgency is a petty thing. People often assume that there is a vital need for it, even if it can often result in quality of a lesser standard due to the increased level of production. However, for Frankie Ostello’s vocal … Continue reading

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Tacos and Lo-Fi Recordings: James Chapman's Personal Castle

One of the many things I love about DIY artists is the sense of candidness I get when listening to them. Even better, it could be the smallest tidbit of information that brings upon this sensation. You know, the type … Continue reading

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Shivers Me Timbers

In the daring realm of pop music that is both otherworldly and unconventional, there are doubly-named modern bands like Man Man or Xiu Xiu that truly transcend the expected boundaries. They create a style of music that lingers in listener’s … Continue reading

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Who Cares How Long You Sink? They Do.

Experimental music can often prove difficult to pinpoint. After all, what specifically is considered to be the characteristic that distinguishes a style as “experimental”? Would it account for anything out of the ordinary? Exotic combinations of instrumentation? Personally, I often … Continue reading

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