Scott Seward

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  • 10 years ago

    I avoid most modern American indie-rock records for the same reason I avoid the ham-and-cheese wraps sold at my local supermarket: They are bland, poorly made, and dependent on limp and soggy ingredients. I only bought the Fiery Furnaces' 2004 rel...

  • 11 years ago

    With trepidation I approached the all-star alt-rock love letter to the late guitarist, label founder, archivist, field holler champion, and all-around shaggy super-genius John Fahey: Rare indeed are tribute albums worth listening to twice. My fear...

  • 12 years ago

    Ladies and gentlemen, the second or third flowering of Britpop is hovering over us. (It seems like just yesterday that American schoolchildren were bitterly divided into two camps: Menswear fans versus Northern Uproar fans.) According to the U.K. ...

  • 12 years ago

    On Manzanita (which translates roughly as "little Doors fan"), Mia Doi Todd lets loose with a psychedelic barn folk burner as powerful as a face slap by a false albacore in the North Atlantic at high tide. Backed by Dead Meadow's lysergic scientis...

  • 12 years ago

    Das Oath have made a great punk rock album. What that means in 2004, I'll let boring people figure out. All you need to know is I'm 35, and recently I got drunk and almost cried listening to a Judge record cuz it sounded so friggin' beautiful. And...

  • 12 years ago

    I never believed all those T-shirts that read, "Why do you think they call it Flori-duh!" For one thing, alligators live there, and alligators have been around for millions of years, so they must know something we don't. Hip-hop mixtapes concocted...


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