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Funeral Party: ‘The Golden Age of Knowhere’ Review

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Artist: Funeral Party Album: The Golden Age of Knowhere Label: Sony Music/RCA/Jive One might think a band named Funeral Party would be a gloom and doom band with a legion of wristcutters as their fanbase. Although their band name may be taken from a song title by 1980′s goth alternative supergroup The Cure, Funeral Party’s newest release, The Golden Age ...

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Akron/Family: ‘Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT’ Review

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Artist: Akron/Family Album: Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT Label: Dead Oceans Akron/Family makes messy albums. The New York City band got their start in 2004 under Michael Gira’s Young Gods label after sending Gira several albums worth of tapes they recorded on makeshift recording equipment in their Brooklyn apartment. Gira describes the unpredictability of their ...

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Bibio: ‘Mind Bokeh’ Review

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Artist:Bibio Album: Mind Bokeh Label: Warp Records Mind Bokeh,  Bibio’s sixth studio album and third with Warp Records, serves as nothing more than a let down.  Bibio (Stephen Wilkinson) is an English producer known mostly for his experimental and innovative nature.  He describes Mind Bokeh as “a balance of the familiar and non familiar”, and although this may be an ...

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Okkervil River: ‘I Am Very Far’ Review

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Artist: Okkervil River Album: I Am Very Far Label: Jagjaguwar Using 2010 to serve as back up band for the legendary/mythical Roky Erickson (watch “You’re Gonna Miss Me”), Okkervil River is back with I Am Very Far. Marking a swift and dramatic separation from the style of their two previous albums, their sixth is guaranteed to fester in your brain ...

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A Conversation about Phoenix’s ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’

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[itunes link="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/1901/id315002203?uo=4" title="Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" text="Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix"] has generated so much buzz in the last year. Here are some of our writers’ thoughts on the Phoenix and their latest album. Josh McRae:  Phoenix‘s fourth album is what a lot of people, especially critics, are calling a masterpiece. I tend to disagree with critics on basis of principle, which is ...

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Foxy Shazam: ‘Foxy Shazam’ Album Review

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I’m going to sum up the self-titled album from Foxy Shazam, as well as this band itself, with one word: Fun. I had the privilege of seeing them live recently as the opening band for an underwhelming Hole. Having never heard of them before that night, I was a little intrigued by their front man, Eric Sean Nally, who looked ...

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Gorillaz: ‘Plastic Beach’ Album Review

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With Plastic Beach, Gorillaz enters their third album sadly blending in with most of today’s cookie cutter pop and hip hop. While past albums had standout singles, and this is no different, it feels like they have lost a bit of what made them different. An overabundance of cameos from artists like Snoop Dogg, to a heavily underused Mos Def, seem tacked ...

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Music Reviews: ‘Zonoscope’ by Cut Copy

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Music Review: Zonoscope by Cut Copy Release Date: February 8, 2011 Modular We have a new review up of Zonoscope, the latest album from new wave electro-pop band Cut Copy.  The review was written by Gravy and Biscuits writer Jebbica.   Cut Copy: Zonoscope Review Cut Copy Bio More Music Reviews     [itunes link="http://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/artificial-interpreter-the/id416898317?uo=4" title="Cut_Copy-Zonoscope_(Bonus_Version)_(Album)" text="Cut Copy: Zonoscope on iTunes"] Gravy and Biscuits ...

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