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2002 Stories by James Hunter

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  • 10 Million Emotions

    published December 31, 2002

    If Los Angeles is pop music's Rome, then film director Paul Thomas Anderson is its hippest senator. And in these terms, he's on a streak: In... More >>

  • Shades of Gray

    published November 26, 2002

    Sigur Rós are a quiet Icelandic quartet who with their new, untitled, major-label third album [already referred to by semi-pop folklorists... More >>

  • Mastery on Music Row

    published October 15, 2002

    Two albums that have shown up via Nashville—a kickass debut that muses and sparkles, and a wildly sophisticated follow-up that doesn't choke... More >>

  • Open Arms

    published August 20, 2002

    Lately, while the thriving New York band and international subculture known as the Strokes have redesigned garage scruff into the audio emblem of... More >>

  • Lifestyles of the Rhythm

    published June 25, 2002

    Time was, people loved or ignored or scoffed at dance records the same way they bought or didn't buy other kinds of pop records. The music would... More >>

  • Everyone Hates Miss Popular

    published April 9, 2002

    In "Payphone," a mid-tempo matrix of fast harmonies and heartaches on The Big Room, the second album by the Norwegian duo M2M, a young girl... More >>

  • Electric Shavers

    published March 5, 2002

    The Prima Donnas' Drugs Sex & Discotheques opens with the magenta whirl of something that gets broadly referred to, in pop terms, as the... More >>

  • Scumbag in the Dark

    published February 19, 2002

    "This album," the booklet inside Gary Allan's current Alright Guy reads, "is dedicated to Willie, Waylon, Johnny, George, Buck & Merle,"... More >>

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