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Parke Puterbaugh  |  Apr 04, 2006  |  0 comments
From a Compound Eye Merge
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The disbanding of Guided by Voices was sad but somewhat illusory, since GBV always was Robert Pollard &a
Ken Richardson  |  Nov 04, 2007  |  0 comments

Coming in November, The Brit Box isn't just any old English package. It's four CDs of U.K. Indie, Shoegaze, and Brit-Pop Gems of the Last Millennium - specifically, from 1984 to 1999. Not only that, the traditional phone booth depicted on the cover is, according to Rhino's press release, "illuminated with a battery-powered flickering light bulb!"

Stan Horaczek  |  Mar 03, 2011  |  0 comments

It was kind of a big deal with The Beatles finally made their way onto the ever-growing digital music behemoth that is iTunes, but we find this news just as, um, satisfying. Starting this week, 27 Stones records will be finding their way onto the audiophile music service, The tracks have been pulled from remasters that were originally created for and released on SACD in the early 2000s.

Brett Milano  |  Sep 14, 2005  |  0 comments
Out of Exile Interscope/Epic
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It's difficult to say whether the band or the pro
Ken Richardson  |  Jun 09, 2006  |  0 comments

Don't know why anyone should be surprised that Norah Jones is loosening her shirt more and more these days. After all, growing up, the ingénue liked Mötley Crüe! "My neighbor and I would go listen to Mötley Crüe all the time," she says of the boys at right. And in her concerts, she's been known to do a gritty cover of "Ride On" by the boys Down Under, AC/DC.

Steve Simels  |  Apr 30, 2007  |  0 comments

Billy Altman  |  Jun 09, 2011  |  0 comments

It’s a well-known story: A little over 2 decades ago, a Nashville record executive familiar with aspiring singer/songwriters Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn suggested that the two team up and see what might happen — and the rest was, indeed, history.

Richard C. Walls  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Honeycomb Back Porch/EMI
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In the midst of the big Pixies reunion tour comes Fra
Brett Milano  |  Sep 03, 2006  |  0 comments
Stand Still, Look Pretty Maverick
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It's a great setup anyway: Teen-pop star Michelle Branch gets rebelliou
Rob O'Connor  |  Jun 13, 2007  |  0 comments

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Mar 03, 2008  |  0 comments
Watch the Sky Vanguard
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Watch the Sky is pleasurable to listen to and somewhat therapeutic, to