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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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Obscure Sound: Best of October 2007

October welcomed us to the great season of fall. The music brought to us this month was not half-bad either. In fact, this monthly compilation should come off as quite appealing. There is not a lackluster song to be found. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Sunset Rubdown – Random Spirit Lover

The consistency of Spencer Krug, one of the indie-rock’s most consistent songwriters, continues to prove true in Random Spirit Lover, Sunset Rubdown’s second album and an epic release that proves to be the most ambitiously satisfying of his career.

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Graham Van Pelt Builds a Miracle Fortress

As hip as it may be to list ambiguous names as primary influences, there are usually two extremely popular bands who are labeled as major influential factors by the majority of contemporary artists. Miracle Fortress is one in an infinite … 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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Dappled Cities Fly Tweak Their Name and Sound

The five members of Dappled Cities comfortably define themselves as a band who creates “oddball pop”. Oddball pop? Well, the particular specification seems to be getting more common by the day with bands like Danielson, Sunset Rubdown, and Islands all … Continue reading

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The Besnard Lakes

The Besnard Lakes are more than just another hyped rookie band from Montreal. Most of the musicians involved have been in the industry for years, so “rookie” would certainly not be a term to describe them. This applies particulary to … Continue reading

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