Album Review: !!! - Strange Weather, Isn't It? (Warp)

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The dry, shiny production styles and musical bent of the '80s has become something of an over forested plot of land over the last year or so. Bands from both sides of the Atlantic proudly flaunt their scratchy copies of Combat Rock and Some Great Reward while claiming their cassette dubs of Rhythm Nation 1814 are there for irony's sake.

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Album Review: Menomena - Mines (Barsuk)

 

Apparently, context is everything when it comes to listening to the new Menomena album. Skittering through my earbuds on the bus and at the office, Mines comes off as meandering, unfocused, and too full of ideas and incident to really capture me.

Album Review: The Roots - How I Got Over (Def Jam)

The Roots

As The Roots have grown in stature in both the hip-hop community and in the larger international music scene, their sound has gotten leaner, more exacting, and much more direct.

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