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2007 Stories by Garrett Kamps

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  • Band of Horses' Second Act

    published October 2, 2007

    In March of 2006, little-known Seattleites Ben Bridwell and Mat Brooke rechristened themselves Band of Horses and quietly put out a record called... More >>

  • Time Waits for One Man

    published August 21, 2007

    For a guy who bemoaned the demands and expectations of increased exposure on his last album, Aesop Rock has since been one surprisingly ambitious... More >>

  • Imperfect Sound Forever

    published August 7, 2007

    A sprinkler system in a thunderstorm." That's Andrew Broder, that's the music he makes as Fog, those are his own words. In the five years since... More >>

  • Stars' In Our Bedroom After the War

    published July 24, 2007

    To anyone still mewling about how the download smote the album, meet the definitive, indisputable rebuttal: Stars' In Our Bedroom After the... More >>

  • Justice's

    published July 10, 2007

    You know what makes Daft Punk so rad? No one knows what they look like. Don't get me wrong—it's way cool that they dress up like astronauts... More >>

  • Cinematic Orchestra's Ma Fleur

    published June 26, 2007

    Some folks say Cinematic Orchestra play acid jazz, a/k/a downtempo, a/k/a middling, vanilla sushi beats. This stems from an association with the... More >>

  • Fridge's The Sun

    published June 19, 2007

    Though electronic music royalty, Kieran Hebden likes him some drums. Real drums–not machines. His past handful of solo records as Four Tet... More >>

  • The heart of rock 'n' roll is still beating

    published May 15, 2007

    When Maroon 5 arose fully formed out of the ashes of Kara's Flowers (four-fifths of the members are graduates) in late 2001, it was clear that... More >>

  • More tough talk from America's catchiest badasses

    published May 8, 2007

    You go to war with the army you have, not the army you want, right? Well, guess what: Linkin Park is the army we have. Linkin Park is our best... More >>

  • No Limit to Our Love

    published April 24, 2007

    Parents and children! Democrats and Republicans! Dogs and cats! Rejoice! For here we have a record for everyone! If you don't like Leslie Feist's... More >>

  • Nickelback U.K.

    published April 17, 2007

    Fact: Denizens of the U.K. are completely inept at gauging the artistic merit of their pop groups. A band can't just be the Biggest—it also... More >>

  • The Defiant Bleatings of the Blah-Blah Sisterhood

    published April 3, 2007

    Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble—that's what Bianca Cassady sings like: as if she's conjuring. But her lyrics aren't Shakespeare. "Life is... More >>

  • Anthemic Canucks Raise The Terror Alert

    published February 27, 2007

    Two and a half years after the Arcade Fire burst onto the scene at CMJ, frontman Win Butler is still scared shitless. "I don't wanna work in a... More >>

  • Pop Music of the Future

    published February 13, 2007

    Avril Lavigne "Girlfriend" From The Best Damn Thing Holy shit. Actually, think about those two words for a... More >>

  • How to Be an American Idiot

    published January 30, 2007

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  • Faux '70s Yawps for Analog Simpletons

    published January 16, 2007

    Vietnam give new meaning to the phrase, "I was in the shit." Here we have four bearded, longhair types from Brooklyn (sigh), who live in, like,... More >>

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