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  • 5 years ago

    Gregg Gillis: genius or hack? It seems that no one can agree whether Girl Talk is an indication of Gillis's brilliance or music's agonizing decline into postmodern muck. Gillis's mixes mash up your favorite jukebox hits with a shock of bass. Feed ...

  • 5 years ago

    North Carolina trio Future Islands calls its sound "post-wave," and it's a striking description: Crystalline synths and rusty drum-machine beats drift within the group's New Order-influenced compositions. Scene-stealing front man Sam Herring posse...

  • 5 years ago

    Matt Berninger's warbling baritone has the gruff, amber warmth of whiskey. As intoxicating as his band's songs are, it's arguable that his voice is at least 80 proof by itself. Berninger is front man of The National, a gorgeously morose band that ...

  • 6 years ago

    Heartfelt, honest and influential as hell, the Get Up Kids are best known for the well-loved landmark 1999 album i>Something to Write Home About. The five-piece group — Matt Pryor, Jim Suptic, James Dewees, Ryan Pope and Rob Pope — cra...

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