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2007 Stories by Rob Harvilla

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  • Yo La Tengo in Hoboken

    published December 20, 2007

    Yo La Tengo's music is ideal for the onset of winter: the exasperated dread when you realize the sun is setting at2:30 p.m. and the temperature... More >>

  • In Defense of The Genre

    published December 13, 2007

    In Defense of The Genre, emo torchbearers Say Anything's 27-song, two-disc quasi-concept album, is twice as long and nowhere near as... More >>

  • Radiohead and In Rainbows

    published November 1, 2007

    It was a beautiful stunt, wildly ambitious and wildly successful, with cataclysmic import for music-biz hand-wringers and hype-machine... More >>

  • Who Played Ya?

    published August 30, 2007

    Erròn Jay, a 27-year-old aspiring actor originally from Kansas City, has one film credit to his name: the 2005 Sci-Fi Channel horror... More >>

  • R. Kelly's Artistic Process

    published June 28, 2007

    Most likely by now you have fully absorbed Double Up, the latest chart-topping treatise from crazed/brilliant R&B lothario R. Kelly. Which... More >>

  • Stuff you need to know to avoid musical ostracism

    published June 28, 2007

    Poor Graphic Design The New Pornographers' titanic struggle to come up with a halfway-decent album cover. At least this... More >>

  • Battles

    published June 21, 2007

    The largest, most prominent cymbal on Battles drummer John Stanier's kit stands about seven feet high, towering over everything and everyone:... More >>

  • No Sleep for Brooklyn

    published May 24, 2007

    I really don't like looking at the back of a record and seeing the word featuring a million times,” says Brooklyn rapper, producer... More >>

  • A Guide to Being Cool

    published May 24, 2007

    Sporting Trifles Yankee Stadium blaring Basement Jaxx's “Where's Your Head At?” during JumboTron blooper reels. ... More >>

  • A Guide to Being Cool

    published May 17, 2007

    Cinematic Masterwork Tone Loc's “Funky Cold Medina” figures prominently in the Shrek 3 trailer. Rich... More >>

  • A Guide to Being Cool

    published May 10, 2007

    Pertinent Journalism Hey, thanks for your detailed Coachella reports, everybody. God dammit, I wasn't there, so who gives... More >>

  • Cred Sheet

    published May 3, 2007

    Awkward IM Conversations "Man, I'm really bored here, nothing to entertain me but the hives." "Yeah, man, great... More >>

  • Cred Sheet

    published April 19, 2007

    Cinematic Trivia The headline “Sinbad Dismisses Death Reports.”... More >>

  • Your Guide to Being Cool

    published April 12, 2007

    Cinematic Masterwork Adam Sandler's profoundly disturbing resemblance to Bob Dylan in Reign Over Me. Though it is fun to... More >>

  • Your Guide to Being Cool

    published March 29, 2007

    Album of the Year This Week Aw geez, the new Air record stinks. Let it be known that they got super-boring right after... More >>

  • Mims & "This Is Why I'm Hot"

    published March 22, 2007

    This is why "This Is Why I'm Hot" is hot: Because it's hot. There are, of course, other reasons the breakout single from Mims, a Washington... More >>

  • How to Be Musically Hip

    published March 15, 2007

    Gratuitous Nudity Pitchfork now posting naked photos of indie-rock stars for some reason. Another reason not to look... More >>

  • Cred Sheet

    published March 1, 2007

    Literary Triumph Seven different people pitch a book on Weezer's Pinkerton to the 33 1/3 series. Yeah, whatever,... More >>

  • Cred Sheet

    published February 1, 2007

    Illegal Mix Tapes DJ Swindle and Frank Lyon's Almatic, an occasionally splendid commingling of Nas and Al Green. ... More >>

  • Cred Sheet

    published January 25, 2007

    Bizarre Resurgence Ladies and gentlemen, America -- yes, that America, "A Horse With No Name" America -- now has a MySpace page.... More >>

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