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Rob O'Connor Posted: Jun 13, 2007 0 comments

Billy Altman Posted: Feb 28, 2011 0 comments
 
Reprise
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Steve Simels Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments
Hernando Songs of the South
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Studio Album No.

Rob O'Connor Posted: Jan 07, 2010 0 comments
Embryonic (Warner Bros.)
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Wayne Coyne envisioned Embryonic as an old-fashioned double album whose 70 minutes would meande

Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
Chemical City Secret Brain/Universal Canada
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The cover art recalls prime Styx, but this neopsychedelic won
Mike Mettler Posted: Aug 05, 2007 0 comments

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.

Ken Richardson Posted: Jul 15, 2008 0 comments
Porcupine Tree: Lightbulb Sun

Kscope/Snapper

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.)

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

Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Jun 10, 2001 0 comments

The first time I heard Everyday, I thought it was terrible, a train wreck of Led Zeppelin, fusion, and grunge. The material seemed contrived, formless, and prickly. And then I kept listening, adapted to it, and rather grew to like it.

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