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  • 10 years ago

    On 2003's The Chain Gang of Love, the Raveonettes more or less re-created the Jesus and Mary Chain's discography for people who weren't aware Rhino had already released a JAMC best-of, 21 Singles, a year earlier. William and Jim Reid could have su...

  • 11 years ago

    In the short history since 9/11, there hasn't been a song that so accurately sums up the feelings of that ambush and its aftermath as Apollo Sunshine's "Happening" does, and there probably won't be. "Happening" is a mess of screamed sentiment and ...

  • 12 years ago

    Blake Sennett's breathy, breakable delivery is as overly dramatic as a LiveJournal entry, and his dear-diary lyrics are even more so. "And if you see me down at the liquor store, please don't tell my dad," he moans on "Greetings in Braille," with ...

  • 12 years ago

    There was a time, maybe 30 years ago, maybe longer, when a guy like Joe Pernice had a chance. He didn't need a big label, didn't need big money behind him. He didn't need a sure-thing single that the boys in the promotion department could take to ...

  • 12 years ago

    On its fourth album, Clem Snide shows it has a Soft Spot for the other side of summer, the mellow melancholy that creeps up on you at the end of a lazy backyard barbecue or the ash-end of a beach bonfire. It's a narrow window of time when you're a...

  • 12 years ago

    It happens exactly three minutes into "Ay Distress," the first song on No Silver/No Gold, the Baptist Generals' first album for Sub Pop Records. Singer-songwriter Chris Flemmons wails into the silent night, going out on a high note of sorts: "Cove...

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