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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Daydream Nation Deluxe Anniversary Edition

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Four years before Nevermind made alt-rock mainstream, Daydream Nation put alt-rock in the underground unconscious. Until then, Sonic Youth was a regional phenomena, a New York art-damage combo whose droning guitar tunings and dirge-y songwriting saw them lead a soon-to-influence scuzz-rock scene that included Swans and Live Skull. Twenty years...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

No self-important songsters!

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Ann Arbor folkie Chris Bathgate is a perfect anomaly: His great songs don't sound too folky, his backing band (the epic Great Lakes Myth Society) can sound more like Radiohead and Sonic Youth than the New Bohemians, and his voice is a deep-elm burr that can sound like Nick Drake...

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Ghetto Blaster

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Something Romantic is boy-girl trash-rock that's delicate and shit-kicking — similar to Royal Trux or Jucifer junkie-rock, but too damn sweet and joyous to be tagged as such. Keith's (no surnames here) vocals boast a snottiness that borders the Dead Milkmen's Rodney Anonymous; but where the Milkmen could get tiresome...

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Ghetto Blaster

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Hard house hardass Armand Van Helden has been dance music's enfant terrible for years now. His releases tend to lean to the left of the dancefloor — he once sampled the Scorpions, for god's sake. But like any great DJ, he knows a good, if off-center, dance hook when he...

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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

A Detroit essential

Posted By on Wed, Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00 AM

A Detroit essential This was probably the first live jazz band I ever saw, part of my sentimental education as a late 1960s Chadsey High School student. Now this Blue Note single-disc reissue of the first two Contemporary Jazz Quintet (CJQ) LPs, under the first record's title, is an essential...

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Era Vulgaris

Posted By on Wed, Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Just when Mr. Homme and Queens were slipping, they go off and record this sometimes hypnotic Era Vulgaris (Latin for "common era"), an album that pumps up low-register guitars and shuns the dark, Kyuss-like tunes common on the band's last record, Lullabies to Paralyze. The drum thuds relentlessly on opener...

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