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  • Music

    published December 27, 2005

    Mumps and the Hypstrz respectively raise the overdue question: Who invented punk, Freddie Mercury or Fonzie? Katrina survivor Lil Wayne,... More >>

  • Music

    published December 20, 2005

    Does being partially raised on power trios lead one to hope jazz comes in threes as well? Not sure, but when tallying threesomes below, don't... More >>

  • Eddytor's Dozen

    published December 13, 2005

    The new albums by Latina lovelies Yolanda Pérez and Shakira both sound varied, funny, energetic, consistent, and effervescent enough to... More >>

  • Eddytor's Dozen

    published December 6, 2005

    In which sundry forgotten (assuming anybody ever cared in the first place, which may be a stretch) commune-dwelling goths and hippies of yore get... More >>

  • Music

    published November 29, 2005

    I feel awful about it, for some reason (maybe because Katrina proved one of them a saint?), but I never quite made it through this year's Ying... More >>

  • Music

    published November 22, 2005

    Format mini-trend of the week, applying to nearly 17 percent of the recommendations below: grassroots (not really "indie" in any way anybody uses... More >>

  • Music

    published November 15, 2005

    Be forewarned, for better or worse, that the skinhead reggae songs on the last album listed are not actually performed by the feistily suspendered... More >>

  • Eddytor's Dozen

    published November 8, 2005

    You know EPs are taking over the world behind everybody's back when there are even jazz ones out there now. Just like in the '40s or whenever,... More >>

  • Eddytor's Dozen

    published November 1, 2005

    From Jenni Rivera's liner notes; emphases and ellipses in original: " . . . to my JACKIE (my Diva in Training) . . . my most rebellious SOLDIER .... More >>

  • Eddytor's Dozen

    published October 25, 2005

    In some circles—especially those fond of Coheed and Cambria, Sufjan Stevens, J.D. Blackfoot, and Marty Stuart—2005 just might go down in... More >>

  • Music

    published October 18, 2005

    Of the newer records below, the longest and noisiest and artsiest, by the lady-led Oakland trio She Mob, is also the catchiest and funniest. How... More >>

  • Motor Suburb Madhouse

    published October 18, 2005

    July 11, 2000 On the cover of The Source and on a two-page spread inside Rolling Stone last month, 26-year-old Marshall... More >>

  • Music

    published October 11, 2005

    Whoever put together the Desperate Housewives soundtrack must've raided the 45 shelf in my living room while I was away at work: Martina... More >>

  • Music

    published October 4, 2005

    Good news: DJs sound like they're as sick of techno as the rest of us! And a number of other dancefloor-friendly releases below suggest strongly... More >>

  • Music

    published September 27, 2005

    Rock on indie labels still beats "indie rock" any day, if you're defining the latter as a genre where "rock" has nothing to do with rocking. (See... More >>

  • Music

    published September 20, 2005

    Not all of these records are better than A Bigger Bang. But none of them have any shitty Keith songs, and all of them have tracks that'd... More >>

  • Music

    published September 13, 2005

    Panic attacks figure prominently, thanks to, um, plenty of crazy developments in my life and the world right now. And if you think I have no... More >>

  • Music

    published September 6, 2005

    The biggest surprise is that Brit dole proles Chelsea's two discs are at least as repeatedly playable as Dutch radicals the Ex's one. But would... More >>

  • Music

    published August 30, 2005

    I vouch that all of the albums below with female singers (Anemo, Austin, Bedingfield, Birthday Massacre, Gilmore, Hill, Partlow) achieve batting... More >>

  • Music

    published August 23, 2005

    Note cross-cultural and cross-continental currents, though Horace X would seem even cooler if they actually came from Minnesota like their record... More >>

  • Music

    published August 16, 2005

    Shouldn't be hard to figure out what my favorite record label is this month. Seems whatever creative toxins were floating around the Cuyahoga... More >>

  • Music

    published August 9, 2005

    Give or take Jon Spencer's worthless piece of blackface bullshit (not nearly as entertaining as David Allan Coe's blackface bullshit on his... More >>

  • Music

    published August 2, 2005

    So are heavy metal and jazz basically the same thing? Sonny Sharrock always thought so, apparently. Black Sabbath seemed to suggest so, when they... More >>

  • Music

    published July 26, 2005

    Maybe it's just my imagination or my warming up to the genre's shtick over time, but I swear that all those industrial/electronic body muzik/... More >>

  • Music

    published July 19, 2005

    So how come nobody ever told me that Can did a song called "Transcendental Express" two years before their countrymen Kraftwerk hit with... More >>

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