Entries Tagged as 'track review'

Phife Writes “#dearDILLA” Letter

January 26th, 2014

February would have been a big month for James Dewitt Yancey, better known as die uberproducer J Dilla, this year, were he alive. February marks both Dilla’s birthday — he’d have been 40 on Feb. 7 — and  release date of his magnum opus Donuts, released shortly after his untimely death in 2006. Since 2007, hip-hop […]

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Tags: new release · stream · track review

Try some Cotton Candy

June 12th, 2009

So, I was just browsing for records recently at Lunchbox Records in Charlotte, NC (an awesome record store, by the way) when I happened across a 7″ by a band called Cotton Candy. The clerk had written “Mark Robinson” on a sticker above the price tag, which is why I picked it up. Well, because […]

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Tags: MySpace · New2Me · track review

Jarvis takes a swipe at The Killers, premieres new video

May 14th, 2009

The Guardian is featuring Jarvis Cocker as its guest reviewer for Singles Club this week. Well, Jarvis and his kids. He’s given a predictable mix of pop, alternative, and hip-hop. But his take on The Killers’ “The World We Live In” is hilarious and spot on: The Killers – The World We Live In That […]

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New Trail of Dead streams at MySpace, Spin

January 29th, 2009

Trail of Dead has posted a new song on its MySpace page, “Isis Unveiled.” Yeah, so the past two Trail of Dead records have been on the lacking side, but I’m open to the idea that the band can get things back on track (despite no re-enlistment of bassist Neil Busch…ugh). “Isis Unveiled” certainly helps […]

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Tags: MySpace · stream · track review

Hot Chip covers Joy Division’s “Transmission”

January 23rd, 2009

I’m not a very big fan of Joy Division covers. Like my compatriot over at Yo Noise, who can count the number of good Joy Division covers on one hand, I find them to be just one of those bands that can make you sound silly when you try to cover them. Needless to say, […]

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Tags: mp3 · stream · track review

“My Life Would Suck without You” (and the money and fame)

January 14th, 2009

Not sure where About Today obtained this copy of Kelly Clarkson’s new single, “My Life Would Suck without You”, but it’s a stream-only affair. Musically, Clarkson has her tail between her legs after publicly dissing Clive Davis by insisting she knew best as to her musical direction. Whoops. The song is a blatant U-turn from […]

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Bloc Party “Mercury” video

July 8th, 2008

I wasn’t too keen on A Weekend in the City, and from the sound of Bloc Party’s new single “Mercury”, streaming on the band’s official site, I’m not really itching to keep listening this time around either. I’m all for bands shifting and branching out and evolving, but Bloc Party seems to have lost the […]

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Tags: track review · video