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Rob O'Connor Posted: Jun 09, 2011 0 comments

Battles turned quite a few heads with 2007’s Mirrored. Like Tortoise, the band took experimental prog rock and made it cool for the lo-fi/postpunk set.

Billy Altman Posted: Jan 05, 2008 0 comments
Raising Sand Rounder
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On paper, the pairing of bluegrass angel Krauss with hard-r

Posted: Jun 09, 2011 0 comments

My current favorite all-format album is the Raveonettes' Raven in the Grave (Vice), which sounds smoky-fab whether I'm listening to it via CD, MP3, or LP. I asked Raveonettes co-founder Sune Rose Wagner, 38, how the band (Wagner and co-conspirator Sharin Foo) corrals the backbeat for its 21st-century-cool Wall of Sound. Read on for his answers (and for a listen to "Forget That You're Young," a track from the new album.)

Sue Macphee-gray Posted: Nov 06, 2005 0 comments
Free the Bees Astralwerks
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To their credit, the Bees are more adept than most at cross-pollination.
Brett Milano Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
Broken Boy Soldiers Third Man/V2
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The Raconteurs could've been a power-pop fan's dream, s
Rob O'Connor Posted: Jun 13, 2007 0 comments

Steve Simels Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments
Hernando Songs of the South
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Studio Album No.

Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Nov 08, 2011 0 comments

The genius of Pink Floyd's music is intertwined with the genius of the recording of the music. And the innovative studio techniques used by the band and its producers and recording engineers are integral to the music. It's impossible to imagine The Dark Side of the Moon without vital creative touches such as the sound of clanging money or thumping heartbeats. Perhaps no other band has pushed the technical envelope so aggressively, or profited from it so enormously. The catalog of their works is one of innovation - both musically and sonically.

Billy Altman Posted: Jul 24, 2007 0 comments
Those the Brokes Astralwerks
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How you react to the Magic Numbers' second CD probably depends
Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Feb 02, 2012 0 comments

“Superb. The music is brought to life.”

That’s Robert Fripp’s own assessment of Steven Wilson’s 6-channel mix of Discipline. I have to agree.

But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Jul 15, 2008 0 comments
Diamond Hoo Ha Astralwerks
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The glam-rock triumvirate of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Mott the

Ken Richardson Posted: Sep 14, 2005 0 comments

"I hear the Man a-comin' / He's rolling 'round the bend - on 104 tracks!" Or so you'll sing in praise of the Man in Black's big boxed set, The Legend (Columbia/Legacy). His name, of course, is Johnny Cash, and the box serves up four CDs of songs that include seven previously unreleased performances.

Billy Altman Posted: Dec 03, 2006 0 comments
Continuum Aware/Columbia
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With last year's power-trio live CD, Try!, John Mayer
Billy Altman Posted: Sep 10, 2007 0 comments

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