Posts Tagged ‘ Music ’

Now Listening

August 21, 2011
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Now Listening

For some reason, I’m obsessed with these songs: Dr. Worm by They Might Be Giants; Experimental Film by They Might Be Giants; and Crystal Queen by East River Pipe Thank you, Spotify!
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This Week’s Recommended Reading

August 13, 2010
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Deadly ice cream/Agatha Christie/Harry Potter's sex life/Lady Gaga, camp and drag/Survival guides/Overrated writers/Vitriolic Retorts/Magic 8 Balls/Music for nerds or heroes/Chinese Carrie Underwood/Darwin v. Baramin
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2 Sentence Review: Conditions by The Temper Trap

August 10, 2010
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2 Sentence Review: Conditions by The Temper Trap

From the melodic and beautiful ‘Sweet Disposition‘ to the musical brilliance of ‘Fader,’ Conditions by The Temper Trap brings together the skills of genii. As a band’s first album, this places them on a pedestal of standard and expectation from fans.
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2 Sentence Review: Hella Nation by Evan Wright

May 10, 2010
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2 Sentence Review: Hella Nation by Evan Wright

You know that globetrotting, people-meeting, mustachioed journalist fantasy you want to live one day? “Generation Kill” creator Evan Wright has lived it, and in this anthology of Rolling Stone pieces, his thorough, widespread writing introduces us to everyone from addicts and misanthropes to heroes and dog-fuckers, deepening one’s view of this sin and song-laden...
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2 Sentence Review: “Bloodbuzz Ohio” by The National

April 23, 2010
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2 Sentence Review: “Bloodbuzz Ohio” by The National

A song so beautiful I want to swim in it. They’re what Morrissey was too depressed to do and Coldplay is too untalented to do. Listen here: “Bloodbuzz Ohio” by The National Stream the entire album at NYT.
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Music is Electronic

March 4, 2010
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Music is Electronic

The latest trend in the musical stylings of the world has been decided. It’s something that we’re all familiar with. We just don’t associate it with bands, groups or even artists. It’s called synthpop. Owl City has become an internet sensation overnight after the release of Fireflies on the record label, Universal. Owl City...
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Toxic vs. Non-Toxic. (Which Type are You?)

May 21, 2009
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Toxic vs. Non-Toxic.  (Which Type are You?)

Forget horoscopes. Or those placemats at Chinese restaurants. Forget cootie-catchers, and forget MASH.  There are really only two kinds of people in this world. Take this quick quiz to find out the only characteristic that matters: 1. You break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend of nine months. The next Saturday night you are most likely...
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