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Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Leonard Cohen’s songwriting stands on its own. It always has. I’m certain that the recent movie documentary concerning his life and music sheds some light on his working process and explores the trials and tribulations that contributed to his timeless portfolio of music—which is exactly why I was excited to see the soundtrack containing so […]


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Another Fine Day

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Golden Smog‘s latest album, Another Fine Day is exactly the kind of album I should have purchased as a physical CD, complete with liner notes and inside sleeve art, instead of impulsively downloading bytes from the iTunes Music Store. I say that because I’ve read a few interesting anecdotes about the group that combines former […]


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News and Tributes

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With the possible exception of their out of character remix of Decent Days and Nights, which at least goes into a surprising direction, the sound on the Futureheads latest album, News and Tributes, does nothing to reinforce the band’s choice of name. That’s not to say that they’re not one of the more interesting bands […]


Ten Silver Drops

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It must be something else to be the Secret Machines nowadays. These three guys (two of them brothers) came straight outta Texas and scored it big with an adoration-filled podcast interview conducted by none other than David Bowie. Throw in growing attention from the media, along with a full blown world tour, and the trio […]


Sing-a-Longs and Lullabies

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If Wayne from Wayne’s World was as astutely correct as I think he was in 1992, and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours really was issued by the government to my parents’ generation in the 70’s, then surely Jack Johnson belongs to my own at the beginning of the millennium—well, at least for those of us who have […]


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