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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Balls in Pocket

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Nick Lowe, the redoubtable pop kingpin who produced the Pretenders' debut single, "Stop Your Sobbing," once remarked that the first time he heard Chrissie Hynde it reminded him of a wistful Woolworth's counter girl, serenading herself with no one else around. Utterly sweet, pure, heartbreaking and real. No fool Nick;...

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Sony/Legacy reissues

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00 AM

In 1973, after four go-nowhere Atlantic albums (including the essential self-titled debut and the great Brain Capers), Mott the Hoople found success with its smart and witty drink-along hubbub in David Bowie, who resurrected the band's career producing the glitter bootprint All The Young Dudes. The record revealed Mott's advancing...

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Over and out

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Detroit ex-residents Jennifer and Laura Rogers sound pretty comfortable with their Brooklyn home on Invisible Deck, the Rogers Sisters' sophomore LP and first full-length for Too Pure. Post-punk tension and rhythms built for backroom dance parties full of thrashed hosiery and slight builds have been the borough's main musical export...

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The Sound of You and Me

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00 AM

There's a great photo of Garrison Starr inside Sound of You and Me. Barely made-up, with short hair and the hint of a raised eyebrow, it's revealing like a snapshot of a long-lost friend. This is me, it suggests. This is how I'm feeling right now. That's the sense of...

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Collectors’ Choice Series

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Of the numerous Dino retrospectives that have surfaced in recent years, the Collectors' Choice series — an exhausting offering of Capitol releases spanning a nine-year period — gives the consummate picture of Martin's early recording career. Beginning with the slightly lackluster 1953 debut, Dean Martin Sings we hear him become...

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Yoo Doo Right, Yoo Doo Slide

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00 AM

As if the title's Can nod isn't enough to tip you to this Japanese trio's '60s/'70s space-rock mojo, proof spins into view on the very first track, "Sympathy For the Junkies," an acid-gobbling instrumental mélange of Hendrixian guitar, sonorous bass and hissing maracas. Sympathy for Spacemen 3, by any other...

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Let My People Go

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00 AM

This Bay-area hustler, comedian and part-time singer, isn't just some slicked-back relic; rather, he's your jive-ass neighbor who parks his Rolls Royce on the lawn. He's your Auntie's unemployed boyfriend with a pocket full of dough — the Negro who's as cool as the other side of the pillow, with...

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Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Superwoman

Posted By on Wed, Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Does Alison Goldfrapp dream of electric sheep? Because Supernature must be what it sounds like when androids become aware. Together with Will Gregory, her usual synth partner, she's made what might be the ultimate expression of Goldfrapp's wickedly sultry electro pop. The album's parts mesh seamlessly, from computerized glam to...

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Idol Tryouts Two

Posted By on Wed, Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00 AM

In releasing Idol Tryouts, a genre-bending 2003 comp that put synth pop, indie rock, experimental techno and hip hop back-to-back on the same page, the Ann Arbor-based Ghostly International label signaled that a bold new world in music was on its way. They were, of course, right. Three years later...

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Ballad of the Broken Seas

Posted By on Wed, Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Here's a contrast of heaven and hell, of whiskey and water. The soft, wispy vocals of former Belle and Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell and the snarling of former Screaming Trees/Queens of the Stone Age vocalist Mark Lanegan kick up a winning blend of haunting folk. The pair's divergent vocals come...

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