Entries Tagged as 'track review'

The Cure tries to drum up excitement for another letdown

May 4th, 2008

As was widely reported last week, The Cure plans to release four new singles on the 13th of each month leading up to the release of its (surprise, surprise) as-yet-untitled 13th studio album in September. First up on May 13th is “The Only One”, which is backed by the non-album b-side “NY Trip.” Each single […]

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Scarlett Johansson “Falling Down” video

May 1st, 2008

I’ve been reading some ho-hum impressions of Scarlett Johansson’s debut single, “Falling Down”, and, after listening myself, I must say I’m sort of surprised by the complaints. It’s nowhere near as meh as people are saying. I was expecting it to be horrible based on some of the hyperbolic headlines. Granted, it’s not great. It’s […]

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Band of Horses Rides Again

August 29th, 2007

So it ain’t no Crying Game-like secret that Ben Bridwell and his (mostly) faithful sidekicks have got a new release, Cease to Begin, coming out on Sub Pop October 9th. By now you probably even know the track listing by heart (or at least as well as The Dirty Projectors know Damaged), but here it […]

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Mark Ronson’s Dylan – blonde on bland

August 26th, 2007

Not content to leave well enough alone (or in the case of his and Daniel Merriweather’s “Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before” cover…let dead dogs lie), Brit and brass man Mark Ronson has given Bob Dylan’s “Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)” the hot fuzz treatment. And while we’ll […]

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Duran Duran “Skin Divers” stream

August 22nd, 2007

Stream “Skin Divers” here. This is the highest quality leak from Duran Duran’s forthcoming Red Carpet Massacre. There’s been much debate about the band’s new direction, but to me “Skin Divers” is the most polarizing new song yet to surface. It’s a dark and sleazy club track and another Timbaland collaboration with the inevitable arsenal of repetitive, machinated […]

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REVIEW: Sian Alice Group, “Nightbird” 7″, The Social Registry

July 12th, 2007

This is the second release in The Social Registry’s limited 7″ Social Club. Sian Alice Group’s “Nightbird” is an expansive pop experiment, interweaving ethereal vocals with a lush and layered musical backdrop. Sian Ahern’s voice is precariously poised on the edge of seductive otherworldliness and shadowy allure. The music has an amorphous vagueness to it […]

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Chin Up Chin Up “This Harness Can’t Ride Anything” Mp3

July 11th, 2007

Chin Up Chin Up is playing one of those sneaky, just-announced Spoon shows on Friday the 13th at Shuba’s in Chicago. Here’s the title track off Chin Up Chin Up’s latest record on Suicide Squeeze. Smart, jangly indie rock a la local predecessors The Sea and Cake, though less polished, Chin Up Chin Up operates […]

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