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2006 Stories by Annie Zaleski

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  • The Killers

    published November 9, 2006

    Killers vocalist Brandon Flowers makes it very clear that he wants to be Bruce Springsteen on Sam's Town, judging by the Boss-like quivers... More >>

  • The Church

    published July 20, 2006

    The Church lost many fans in the 1990s when it began to favor meandering grooves that seduced via atmosphere rather than hooks. But while the... More >>

  • Punk-o-Rama

    published June 29, 2006

    Ah, the Vans Warped Tour, that annual emo marathon that, for many music fans, is Christmas, a birthday and summer vacation all rolled into one.... More >>

  • Pink / Damone

    published June 22, 2006

    Let's be honest: Despite the perceived sensitivity injection (courtesy of tear-stained emo and indie artists), radio is no more welcoming to... More >>

  • Fly Like an Eagle

    published May 25, 2006

    Eagles of Death Metal appear Saturday, May 27, at . More >>

  • Taking Back Sunday

    published April 27, 2006

    After listening to Taking Back Sunday's third album, it's quite clear why the band's fan base consists of mainly adolescents. Like their... More >>

  • Morrissey

    published March 30, 2006

    It's often difficult to critically analyze a beloved artist, because the reviewer's tendency is to excuse irksome traits or loathsome sonic... More >>

  • The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    published March 30, 2006

    Before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O strutted, spit and cooed her way to indie-rock-icon status, the last dynamic female to front a rock band was... More >>

  • Mogwai

    published March 23, 2006

    Back in the early days of Mogwai's career, an album titled Mr. Beast would have matched the band's Category 5 noise hurricanes perfectly.... More >>

  • Morningwood

    published January 26, 2006

    Once you get past the sophomoric band name (huh-huh, they said "wood") and the junior high-level double entendres -- e.g., the single "Take Off... More >>

  • The Strokes

    published January 26, 2006

    The Strokes were labeled the saviors of NYC's rock and roll scene when they oozed out of hipster enclaves (and, er, prep school) in 2001. But in... More >>

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