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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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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 Mono in VCF – Mono in VCF Various bands often attempt to sound “outdated” for stylistic effect.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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Best Albums of 2007: #50 to #41

Oh, here we are again. I hope you were looking forward to this as much as I was. 2007 was a great year in music and, just like last year, I have rediscovered a bunch of great artists from the … Continue reading

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Say Hi to a Beautiful Change

Yeah, no Radiohead feature today. While I love the band and the new album to death, there is no point in covering something when virtually every site is writing the same thing. Maybe a review will come in the coming … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Georgie James – Places

Fomerly of D.C.-based trio Q and Not U, frontman John Davis steers an enjoyable debut with his partner in crime, keyboardist/vocalist Laura Burhenn. Avoiding most aspects of “cutesy” stereotypical male-female pop duos, the result is generally refreshing with plenty of engaging pop hooks to … Continue reading

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Learning Our ACB's

There is little doubt in my mind that The ACB’s have been mistakenly introduced as “The ABC’s” on more than one occasion. After all, one can only expect so much from human nature. Being taught the fundamental Latin alphabet since … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Go! Team – Proof of Youth

Cheerleader chants, infectious hip-hop, and irresistible dance-pop? Sounds like something that The Go! Team can handle with ease. As it turns out, their second album is more than a little proof of such energetic dexterity. Even at this early stage … Continue reading

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