Alfred Soto

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  • 3 years ago | Dance Music

    This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remem...

  • 7 years ago

    Lindsey Buckingham's contrarianism runs so deep that it subverts his much-vaunted aesthetic impulses, not to mention his common sense. The consummate weirdo who (quietly) sighs in interviews whenever he must forgo solo recordings for the sake of a...

  • 7 years ago

    Donna Summer is special. You are not Donna Summer. All them other divas who flirted with paganism before discovering Jesus are just pretenders: Donna doesn’t even need to mention them by name. As the chant of ever-circling overdubbed Donnas s...

  • 8 years ago

    Sooner or later the '90s had to return, and not fast enough for Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory. Their fourth album, Seventh Tree, perfects the boutique electronica in which they've specialized since 2000; if silvery female mumbles atop beds of ...

  • 8 years ago

    As Queen Mary settles into survivaldom, sloughs of despond become mere obstacle courses, overcome by deft pole-vaulting. Her problems with drugs and alcohol formed chapters of a familiar narrative, one in which the pieties of the 12-step program w...

  • 8 years ago

    From beat-happy jokes to beat-happy songs, James Murphy's evolution is a music fan's dream: He courts the absurd and the vulgar, the squelchy and the smooth. He cracks about losing his edge before he's released his first album, then pens "All My F...

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