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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: CHELSEA WOLFE: ABYSS

For me, Chelsea Wolfe’s albums have always been more about an overall vibe than specific songs taken individually.  I do prefer certain songs, yes, but within the context of her albums.  They’re not songs I’d necessarily take and put on a playlist.  (They don’t necessarily play well with other artists.)  I have to be...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE WOMBATS: GLITTERBUG

“It’s all good with me if I know it’s all good with you,” sings The Wombats’ frontman Matthew Murphy during “Pink Lemonade,” just one of many fun songs from their infectious new album, Glitterbug. And, guess what, it’s all good to me! It’s hard to believe it’s only the band’s third full-length album,...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE DODOS: INDIVID

The Dodo’s last album, Carrier, was made in the wake of the death of their live guitarist Christopher Remer (see also: Women). It was a record brimming with emotion and fairly complex arrangements, easily one of The Dodo’s best albums. Immediately following the making of that album, Meric Long and Logan Kroeber, who’ve...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: BUTCH WALKER: “BED ON FIRE”


Butch Walker is one of today's most incredible singer/songwriters and producers. But Ryan Adams produced this track, as well as the rest of Butch's upcoming album Afraid of Ghosts, giving it a haunting hue through which Butch conveys a whole lotta emotion. This mesmerizing number is so...
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