Rob O'Connor

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Rob O'Connor  |  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.

Rob O'Connor  |  Apr 28, 2011  |  0 comments

Hard Bargain features the trio of Emmylou Harris, producer Jay Joyce, and multi-instrumentalist Giles Reaves alone in the studio. However, this isn’t a rustic, back-to-basics album. Rather, it has a pleasantly lush sound, made with the complete understanding that people come to hear Harris sing.

Rob O'Connor  |  Apr 27, 2011  |  0 comments

Named after the last single that Hank Williams released before his death, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive is swamped in Steve Earle’s contemplations of mortality. His father died weeks after Earle began writing the album.

Rob O'Connor  |  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

Rob O'Connor  |  May 18, 2009  |  0 comments
Dress Up/DGC/Interscope
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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' third studio album is another major advancement in the Manhattan-hatched trio's so
Rob O'Connor  |  Mar 10, 2009  |  0 comments
Attack/Lost Highway
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Okay, one of the labels involved with releasing this new Morrissey album is the alt-country leader Lost Highway,
Rob O'Connor  |  Mar 05, 2009  |  0 comments
ATO
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Let's hear it for Kitt Kitterman!

Who?

Rob O'Connor  |  Jul 31, 2008  |  0 comments
Silver Arrow
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In pop music terms, a span of 7 years ain't what it used to be.

Rob O'Connor  |  Jul 30, 2008  |  0 comments
Zoe/Rounder
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For Album No.

Rob O'Connor  |  Jul 22, 2008  |  0 comments
Anti-
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At this point in Nick Cave's nearly 30-year career, there isn't any unclaimed territory for him to visit.

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