Monthly Archives: September 2011

SECOND WAVE: tl;dr – Capsule reviews

TL;DR – Capsule reviews         Somewhere along the way, I thought it would be useful to have short, succinct summaries of my thoughts on every album I reviewed for people who were (understandably) too busy to read … Continue reading

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SECOND WAVE: LIST-O-RAMA

LIST-O-RAMA         Money Shots   If you’re not elated, swooning, righteously punching the air or otherwise moved by these passages, the artist in question may not be for you. Limited to musicians I’m familiar with; that is, … Continue reading

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SECOND WAVE: EP reviews

EP Reviews       FURNITURE + 2 | HEADS UP | THE ARCADE FIRE | EGO TRIPPING AT THE GATES OF HELL | FIGHT TEST | MORE LIKE THE MOON | A GHOST IS BORN | BOOKS | COMLAG: … Continue reading

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SECOND WAVE Part 10: 2009

2009         THE ECSTATIC | GET GUILTY | THE HAZARDS OF LOVE | MIDDLE CYCLONE | WILCO (THE ALBUM)         THE ECSTATIC – Mos Def (Downtown) ***** Mos the Majestic, making mad multisyllabic, memorable … Continue reading

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SECOND WAVE Part 9: 2008

2008         DEATH MAGNETIC | FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS | MODERN GUILT | ORACULAR SPECTACULAR | THIRD | VIVA LA VIDA (OR DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS)       DEATH MAGNETIC – Metallica (Warner Bros.) **** … Continue reading

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SECOND WAVE Part 8: 2007

2007       BOXER | CASSADAGA | GA GA GA GA GA | GRADUATION | HISSING FAUNA, ARE YOU THE DESTROYER? | KALA | LIARS | PERSON PITCH | RAISING SAND | SKY BLUE SKY | UNTRUE | WE … Continue reading

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SECOND WAVE Part 7: 2006

2006         BOYS AND GIRLS IN AMERICA | DRUM’S NOT DEAD | FOX CONFESSOR BRINGS THE FLOOD | NIGHT RIPPER | WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT’S WHAT I’M NOT | YS       BOYS AND … Continue reading

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