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2007 Stories by Michael D. Ayers

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  • Musical lowlights of 2007

    published December 27, 2007

    As the only year in the next thousand to end in 007, this past "James Bond Year" was unique. Its never-ending parade of music-related... More >>

  • Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

    published December 20, 2007

    If you think ex-Drive By Trucker Jason Isbell's show is going to give you a DBT fix, think again. DBT's gritty, hit-you-in-the-jaw... More >>

  • Aesop Rock, None Shall Pass

    published November 8, 2007

    You can probably still classify Aesop Rock as "underground" hip-hop. Although by this point he has an established fan base far removed from... More >>

  • Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam

    published October 18, 2007

    In what might be the best stoner album in years, maybe this decade, Brooklyn's nearly spent Animal Collective have finally delivered on the... More >>

  • Plague Park

    published May 24, 2007

    Wolf Parade side-projects tend to sound a lot like Wolf Parade. Thats a good thing if you like Wolf Parade and cant wait for their next record.... More >>

  • Keren Ann

    published May 24, 2007

    How anyone could not fall for Keren Ann is beyond me; she's charmingly humble, and, so far, she's ever so confident in her Feistian approach to... More >>

  • Elliott Smith

    published May 17, 2007

    Kudos to the Kill Rock Stars label for not trying to capitalize on Elliott Smith's way too early demise. (Smith died of stab wounds to the chest... More >>

  • Bright Eyes

    published April 26, 2007

    So, Bright Eyes front man little Conor Oberst is all grown up. If you heard his single “When the President Talks to God” a few years... More >>

  • Dean & Britta

    published April 26, 2007

    In their first record since dissolving indie-pop staple Luna (and second release as a couple), Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips take the classic... More >>

  • The Rosebuds

    published April 5, 2007

    Remember New Order? Well, apparently Raleigh's The Rosebuds is trying to channel them. This happens to be a huge departure from the stereotypical... More >>

  • Amy Winehouse

    published April 5, 2007

    Mary J. Blige, Joss Stone and Alicia Keys take note: To produce an album that's remarkably fresh, all Amy Winehouse had to do was hire a live band... More >>

  • Papercuts

    published March 1, 2007

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