The Hold Steady, Boys And Girls In America (Vagrant)

November 29th, 2006

The Hold Steady Boys And Girls In America Vagrant By: Eric Greenwood Lyrics can often make or break a band. Even an otherwise rocking song can be destroyed by a few clumsy clich├ęs. And since most bands have jumped right into emo's pandering, self-pitying cesspool of over-used lamentations, it's refreshing to listen to a band […]

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Lily Allen, Alright, Still (Regal)

November 29th, 2006

Lily Allen Alright, Still Regal By: Eric Greenwood I was a fan of Lily Allen's long before I even heard a note of her music. Her reputation for trashing her peers and calling bullshit on the hypocrisy of the rock star lifestyle preceded her. On Pete Doherty: "I do think he needs to be exterminated." […]

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The Slits, Return Of The Giant Slits!: History And Conversation (Saf)

November 8th, 2006

The Slits Return Of The Giant Slits!: History And Conversation Saf By: Eric Greenwood As much as I hate the idea of reunions, I must admit I can't resist certain regroupings. It's just as easily a case of morbid curiosity as it is genuine excitement that forces me to go see bands decades past their […]

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The Mars Volta, Amputechture (GSL/Universal)

November 8th, 2006

The Mars Volta Amputechture GSL/Universal By: Eric Greenwood Despite its post-punk pedigree, it's hard to imagine The Mars Volta sharing many fans with today's typical indie kid. You know the type cuddled up with his Sufjan Stevens records, wearing a nondescript striped sweater, faux frames, and spotty facial hair. That kid hates The Mars Volta […]

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The Lemonheads, The Lemonheads (Vagrant)

November 8th, 2006

The Lemonheads The Lemonheads Vagrant By: Eric Greenwood Mastering slacker ennui just before Pavement made it trendy, Evan Dando forged a career out of backhanded compliments and unabashed, dopey sincerity. While the name The Lemonheads denotes a band, it's been Dando's show from the beginning. With a revolving cast of part-time members, Dando swindled his […]

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Appomattox, Appomattox (Self-released)

October 10th, 2006

Appomattox Appomattox Self-released By: Eric Greenwood Boston's Appomattox has been slowly cultivating its unique brand of noisy indie rock since splintering away from guitarist Cliff Rawson and its lavish and dynamic former incarnation, Araby, just over two years ago. With a pummeling schedule of Northeastern shows, the band has taken its time producing its first […]

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The Rapture, Pieces Of The People We Love (Universal Motown)

October 7th, 2006

The Rapture Pieces Of The People We Love Universal Motown By: Eric Greenwood I liked The Rapture a whole lot better back when it blatantly ripped off The Cure and Bauhaus and Gang of Four as opposed to cheesy, cheesy dance music. The Rapture fell off my radar the moment Echoes finally came out. What […]

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