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Jason Harper

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  • 5 years ago

    Talk about influence. For a time there in the '90s, it seemed that people in the Midwest were even sneezing differently — louder, more dissonant, more staccato — because of bands such as the Jesus Lizard, Shiner and Molly McGuire. Clas...

  • 7 years ago

    With the exception of "The Rat," from the Walkmen's 2005 sophomore album Bows + Arrows — and maybe one or two other songs — the New York band has been conducting studies in the unmarketability of unhooky, sustained-chord guitar noise, ...

  • 8 years ago

    The holidays are a time of family, schmaltzy Christmas commercials that somehow make you cry and, for music journalists, list-making. Lots and lots of list-making. Over the past few years, the availability of year-end critics' lists has multiplied...

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