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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: Veruca Salt – Ghost Notes

review by Barnaby Thornton Reviewing this album was no easy task. I tried to be smart. I tried to be a “music journalist”. I tried every analogy under the pale green sun; sick with responsibility as I wrote my way through reawakened volcanoes and uncaptured Polaroid with too much sweetener in my veins,...
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IAMX is the solo moniker of Chris Corner, formerly of Sneaker Pimps. (I only mention Sneaker Pimps because they were one of my favorite bands and I still love them.) Thus far, IAMX has released five studio albums along with a live album, a remix album and a few EPs. His first release...
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Much to our surprise, Neon Jungle, the UK’s “it” girl group of 2013, has called it splitsville already.  That’s right, the London quartet consisting of Shereen Cutkelvin, Jess Plummer, Asami Zdrenka and Amira McCarthy have officially broken up, this after their debut album, Welcome to the Jungle, hit No. 8 on the Official U.K. Albums...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: X AMBASSADORS: VHS

Once in a while a band comes along that’s so good you wonder how you ever lived without them. I remember feeling that way when I discovered Motley Crue and Guns ‘N’ Roses as a kid, or The Killers and Franz Ferdinand a decade ago. During more recent years, I stopped getting that...
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