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AuthorChris Gilbert

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April 24, 2009

Calling on past eras of pop, punk, & rock ’n’ roll, and subsequently varnishing the product with their own seasoned blend of baroque personality, which scavenges and prowls the musical palate like marauding pirates, the Decemberists have at last perfected the presentation of their theatrical music on The Hazards of Love. The record flows with […]

July 28, 2008

As they’ve swung from album to album Weezer have managed to evoke an entire repertoire of despairing knee-jerk reactions from their fans. From ‘this isn’t like their last album’ to ‘what the fuck were they thinking!?’ to ‘who are these yokels and how can I get them to stop aurally molesting me?’

July 14, 2008

“I have a picture of Jim Hickey and Jason Gunn on my bedroom wall.“ He is a man whose sarcastic wit and dashing good looks have invaded the airwaves and our girlfriends’ imaginations for over half a decade now, and he freaked us out at the Freaky Re- Orientation Disco last Friday at Sandwiches (in […]

July 7, 2008

Sigur Rós have turned over a new leaf with their fifth album Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust (‘With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly’). The record’s sound is comparatively stripped alongside its predecessors, a transformation the band claim is influenced by a series of acoustic performances they held throughout their native […]