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Yo la Tengo – Fakebook

Yo la Tengo – Fakebook       John Dougan: ‘Recommending Fakebook as the best place to begin a relationship with Yo La Tengo is slightly disingenuous, mainly because Yo La Tengo has never made another record like it, and perhaps never will. So, as completely wonderful as this record is, it’s an accurate representation […]

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The Notting HillBillies – Missing… Presumed Having a Good Time

      Tom Demalon: ‘On hiatus from Dire Straits, guitarist Mark Knopfler joined with Brendan Croker, Steve Phillips, and Guy Fletcher for 1990’s Missing…Presumed Having a Good Time. The result is a low-key, joyous run-through of mostly traditional, blues-based songs with a handful of originals. Despite the high-profile presence of Knopfler, the Notting Hillbillies […]

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Alpha Blondy – The Best Off Alpha Blondy

Alpha Blondy – The Best Off Alpha Blondy ‘Nathan Bush’ Alpha Blondy’s position in the history of reggae music is a direct reflection of his physical distance from the island of Jamaica. Born in the Ivory Coast, his music is the product of a wider cultural scope than his Jamaican counterparts, a fact evident in […]

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The House of Love – The House of Love

The House of Love – The House of Love Following the combination of indie success and massive hype leading up to the band’s first album proved to be too much for the original lineup, with Bickers leaving after a series of problems and pressures once the group signed to Fontana. Yet rarely has a fraught […]

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Sonic Youth – Goo

Sonic Youth – Goo     Jason Ankeny ‘Any doubts as to the continuing relevance of Sonic Youth upon their jump to major-label status were quickly laid to rest by Goo, their follow-up to the monumental Daydream Nation. While paling in the shadow of its predecessor, the record is nevertheless a defiant call to arms […]

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Ozric Tentacles – Erpland

Ozric Tentacles – Erpland Progarchives: Not as energetic or dynamic perhaps as “Curious Corn” but this has a variety of sounds and styles to keep you entertained.This was originally released as a double album, so we get over 73 minutes of music here. I like the opening track “Eternal Wheel” the best, it has some […]

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Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks (Soundtrack)

Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks (Soundtrack) AMG review: Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks’s score for David Lynch’s television series Twin Peaks is a model of film music ideally matched to the images and actions it underscores. Lynch’s world, in which almost nothing was what it seemed to be, was so devastatingly chilling, mysteriously sinister, and fall-down […]

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