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2003 Stories by James Hunter

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  • Not Just Art

    published December 30, 2003

    What gets shunted aside as art-rock these days? I first ran into the name Ryuichi Sakamoto in 1986, when the Japanese composer-pianist, a... More >>

  • Staking a Claim Among World's Most Beautiful Swindlers

    published October 21, 2003

    Ex-Ohioans the National are a Williamsburg quintet whose Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers expertly confuses clarity and fuzziness. From "Cardinal... More >>

  • Stylish Seriousness in Post-Techno Soundhound Country

    published September 16, 2003

    With !K7, you're talking that rare realm of indie-label über-cool. Founded in post-techno 1996, the company first offered its DJ-Kicks... More >>

  • Post-Pentecostal Boogie

    published September 9, 2003

    Kings of Leon's Youth & Young Manhood is 2003's finest rock debut. Earlier this year, they released Holy Roller Novocaine, an EP. It... More >>

  • Indian Soul to Melt Your Mind

    published August 26, 2003

    On 1997's Homogenic, Björk made one of those mind-melting tracks that proves how much smarter she is than the Hollywood types who... More >>

  • Make the Charts

    published July 1, 2003

    Listening to Give Up, the debut of two guys who call themselves The Postal Service, you might not guess that aesthetic anxiety surrounds... More >>

  • Fly Like an Ego

    published May 13, 2003

    When London's Robbie Williams released his 1999 U.S. debut, he warned Americans. The Ego Has Landed, he called the thing, a shrewd... More >>

  • Hearth and Soul

    published April 8, 2003

    Kenny Lattimore and Chanté Moore are thirtyish soul singers who a while ago got together and, eventually, married. They now have released... More >>

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