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Blur: The Magic Whip | A little weird but big on awesome

Truth be told, my immediate reaction to ‘The Magic Whip‘ was ‘What the hell is this?’. The instrumentation, the arrangement, the style – everything about the album was a little weird and out of whack from the band I knew. 412 more words


My Beef with VH1

In the middle part of last decade, most of VH1’s programming consisted of nostalgic recaps of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, or lengthy “best-of” countdown lists: top songs of a decade, top songs of a particular genre, top artists of a particular genre, top one-hit wonders, and so on. 1,379 more words

Former Fleet Foxes drummer cuts loose with uninhibited second album.

Father John Misty

I Love You, Honeybear

Witty, intelligent, charming, casually self-deprecating, sharply dressed and only reluctantly sincere, Josh Tillman is undoubtedly a man who lets his music speak for itself. 639 more words

New Albums

Mashrou' Leila & paving a path for the alternative music scene in the Middle East

When you think about Middle Eastern music, what do you typically think of? Do you think of singers like Amr Diab, Cheb Khaled, and Fayrouz? 185 more words

Middle East

Track Review - Gunga Din // The Libertines

If you had any doubts about The Libertines signing with a commercial label and getting a pop producer on board, it’s apparent in ‘Gunga Din’.  288 more words


An Interview with Ween's Claude Coleman, Jr.

A few weeks ago, I packed up my husbands mobile recording apparatus and headed over to Claude Coleman, Jr.’s place to catch up with him about all the things going on in his musical world these days. 256 more words

April Fox