Content tagged with 'New music'

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Album review: Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania (EMI)

For years, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan—long an avowed fan of professional wrestling—has reveled in playing the heel. Over the last decade, the singer has feuded with former bandmates (most… Read more

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Album Review: Sigur Ros – Valtari (XL Recordings)

Emily had music nerd appeal. Well, has, rather, as she’s still alive, just not a part of this writer’s life. Tall and dark-haired, and with a footwear collection that seemingly… Read more

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Album Review: Amadou & Mariam – Folila (Nonesuch)

From the time they began playing, Amadou and Mariam, the adorable blind couple from Mali, waited more than two decades to experience a breakthrough in the United States. This despite… Read more

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Album review – Nicki Bluhm: Driftwood (Little Knickers)

In case you missed Nicki Bluhm’s debut album,Toby’s Song in 2008, this talented San Francisco artist has grown considerably. Her first effort sticks more to a more laid back, folk… Read more

Sharon Van Etten

Album review: Sharon Van Etten – Tramp (Jagjaguwar Records)

Sharon Van Etten provides many reasons why you wouldn’t want to be her—or at least, in her first-person narrator’s position—on the engrossing Tramp. The indie-rock songstress, whose excellent sophomore album,… Read more

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Album Review: Mastodon – The Hunter (WB)

After making involved concept records about earth, fire, water, and the universe, respectively, where does a band go? As it headed into sessions for its fifth studio album, the question… Read more

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Album review: Tom Waits – Bad as Me (ANTI)

Like a madman, who doesn’t even allow his car a few seconds for the oil pressure light to extinguish itself before screaming down the street in a puff of smoke,… Read more

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Album Review: Florence & the Machine – Ceremonials (Island)

Florence Welch’s voice is an undeniable weapon. It brought concertgoers goers to a halt in 2010 at Southern California’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Welch and her band, Florence… Read more

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Album review: David Lynch – Crazy Clown Time (Sunday Best)

In his movies, director David Lynch explores the darkest, weirdest, and most twisted corners of the human experience. Witness the opening shot of Blue Velvet, where a camera pans through… Read more