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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Universal Audio

Posted By on Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Glasgow’s Delgados began this decade with two expansive, orchestral albums that helped guide 21st century indie pop in a tasteful and mature creative arc. Universal Audio, their latest, is less grandiose, especially compared to 2003’s Hate. But the quartet hasn’t yielded to convention, or issued some kind of dud....

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Fountain of Youth

Posted By on Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 12:00 AM

While Tommy Rivers has been an Atlanta scene mainstay since the early ’80s when he shared a band with future Georgia Satellite Rick Richards, in terms of national exposure he’s remained doggedly — criminally — under the radar. Since forming the Raw Ramps a couple of years ago, however,...

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Every Day is Better than the Next

Posted By on Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Local boys Porchsleeper open Every Day is Better than the Next with “Bulletproof,” a rocker with bittersweet twinges that summon vintage Buffalo Tom. That the quartet would recall a mature, melancholic sound from a decade ago isn’t surprising — maturity and its cousins jaded and cynical run throughout this...

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The DEFinition

Posted By on Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 12:00 AM

It’s nice to imagine that a vet could salvage some ol’ skool zeal, since hip hop’s been wallowing in its shallow end of late. LL already has 10 albums under his belt and has an acting résumé as impressive as Ice Cube’s. He’s like rap’s Jagger, a mix of...

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Wednesday, October 6, 2004

East Nashville Skyline

Posted By on Wed, Oct 6, 2004 at 12:00 AM

It’s about the sadness of counting nickels and walking out in twilight to the corner market for that glorious 12-pack of Old Milwaukee, the one that can, on any particular night, save your life. It’s about sipping Southern Comfort in plastic go-cups in the back of an old Caddie...

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Outta Sight/Outta Mind

Posted By on Wed, Oct 6, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Fueled by the well-honed, boozy fury of their live show, the Datsuns’ 2002 debut was a memorably rumpled jumble of lyrical machismo and hamfisted fretboard heroics. It got away with a cut called “MF From Hell” because Dolf de Datsun and mates knew that brash cuss was exactly what...

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Antics

Posted By on Wed, Oct 6, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Antics marks Interpol’s return after nearly two years of touring, and the enduring of their somewhat unexpected rocket to the height of indie fame. Unexpected, because while it was a tense, gripping and ultimately emotionally rewarding debut, Turn on the Bright Lights wasn’t really what you’d call accessible. That...

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A Foreign Sound

Posted By on Wed, Oct 6, 2004 at 12:00 AM

As the United States endures criticism from all corners of the world, it’s refreshing to find a celebration of one of our greatest cultural exports: the American songwriter. When this honor is bestowed upon us by one of Brazil’s most enduring (and endearing) musicians, the sentiment speaks further still...

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