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  • Music

    CD Reviews

    Posted on 06/29/2006
  • Music

    CD Reviews

    Jeffrey Haynes, the mega-dreadlocked MC better known as Mr. Lif, has long been the ace up the sleeve of NYC's forward-thinking Definitive Jux collective. Combining one of the most distinctive tones since fellow Beantowner Guru with an intimidating intellect, Lif is the real deal.
    Posted on 06/22/2006
  • Music

    CD Reviews

    Issued under the guise Beat Konducta (one of many pseudonyms used by California hiphop producer Madlib), Vol. 1–2: Movie Scenes first appeared last year in two volumes as a vinyl-only release. Ironically, it's being issued as a CD two months after the late Jay Dee's instrumental album, Donuts, hit stores.
    Posted on 04/06/2006
  • Music

    Axes of Evil

    Residual Echoes Flame On
    Posted on 03/09/2006
  • Music

    America Is a Wild Place

    Rising from the Ashes of the Beloved Carissa's Wierd, Band of Horses Are Poised to Release One of the Strongest Debut Albums in Years
    Posted on 03/02/2006
  • Books

    Coffeepots and Severed Heads

    How to Get Your Hands on 'The Caterer'
    Posted on 02/16/2006
  • Music

    Death Becomes Them

    Morbid Metallers Pearls and Brass Have Gloom for Improvement
    Posted on 02/16/2006
  • Music

    Coo at the Moon

    Josephine Foster's Alien Folk
    Posted on 02/16/2006
  • Music

    Of Friends and Fairy Tales

    Cuddling Up to El Olio Wolof
    Posted on 12/15/2005
  • Music

    Cosmic Country Haze

    Lowlights' Rural Vision
    Posted on 11/24/2005
  • Music

    Kicking Butts

    Initiative 901 Extinguishes Smoking in Clubs
    Posted on 11/17/2005
  • Music

    Wandering Spirit

    Castanets' Sonic Dispersion
    Posted on 11/17/2005
  • Music

    Lonesome Cowboys

    Band of Horses' Wavering Emotion
    Posted on 10/27/2005
  • Music

    They've Only Just Begun

    Lavender Diamond's Softer Side of Songwriting
    Posted on 10/20/2005
  • Music

    Arresting Development

    The Cops Corner a New Clash
    Posted on 10/06/2005
  • Music

    Thunderous Applause

    CYHSY's Indie Fever Pitch
    Posted on 09/29/2005
  • Music

    A Decade of DIY

    'No Depression' Celebrates American Music
    Posted on 09/22/2005
  • Music

    Suede Makeover

    The Purrs Recline into Britpop
    Posted on 09/15/2005
  • Music

    Northern Exposure

    Panda and Angel’s Art of Intimacy
    Posted on 07/14/2005
  • Music

    Derby Dreams

    The Portland Band’s Gleaming Pop Finish
    Posted on 06/30/2005

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