Entries from November 2005

We Are Wolves, Non-Stop Je Te Plie En Deux (Fat Possum)

November 8th, 2005 · Comments Off on We Are Wolves, Non-Stop Je Te Plie En Deux (Fat Possum)

We Are Wolves Non-Stop Je Te Plie En Deux Fat Possum By: Eric Greenwood Ahh, dance punk- the music of the future of the past that's presently inescapable and instantly recognizable, even with shrill electronic noises trying to pull your ears away from the obvious trend. Montreal's We Are Wolves infuse the ubiquitous robotic high-hat […]

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (Self-Released)

November 7th, 2005 · Comments Off on Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (Self-Released)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Self-Released By: Eric Greenwood I hate it when bands publicly deny obvious influences. It's just so pretentious to act like a band you so clearly take after was of no consequence to your development whatsoever. I guess it's just a defensive reaction to the inevitable […]

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Wolf Parade, Apologies To The Queen Mary (Sub Pop)

November 7th, 2005 · Comments Off on Wolf Parade, Apologies To The Queen Mary (Sub Pop)

Wolf Parade Apologies To The Queen Mary Sub Pop By: Eric Greenwood One of the most anticipated indie releases of the year is Wolf Parade's Apologies to the Queen Mary, which quickly follows the band's critically lauded self-titled EP from July. With Isaac Brock behind the controls for much of the album, a Modest Mouse […]

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Kanye West, Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella)

November 7th, 2005 · Comments Off on Kanye West, Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella)

Kanye West Late Registration Roc-A-Fella By: Eric Greenwood Kanye West's rise to utter ubiquity has not been without skill. He's a polarizing figure whose mouth may know no bounds (“George Bush doesn't care about black people”), but he's clearly a talented pop writer, despite his MC skills being a tad sluggish. Late Registration, his follow […]

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Iron, In The Reins (Overcoat)

November 7th, 2005 · Comments Off on Iron, In The Reins (Overcoat)

Iron In The Reins Overcoat By: Eric Greenwood Columbia, South Carolina native Sammy Beam's Iron and Wine hooks up with Tucson, Arizona's Calexico to blend Beam's soft, dreamy narrative with the latter band's obsession with Southwestern nuance and Ennio Morricone on In the Reins. The result is gorgeous, lush, and surprisingly optimistic, where it easily […]

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Sigur Ros, Taak (Geffen)

November 7th, 2005 · Comments Off on Sigur Ros, Taak (Geffen)

Sigur Ros Taak Geffen By: Eric Greenwood Three years after its sepulchral () album, Sigur Ros returns with its best impression of what this Icelandic quartet deems upbeat. Takk is sharper and more direct than anything the band has previously churned out, but that is not to say it's by any means accessible by normal […]

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Ryan Adams, Jacksonville City Nights (Lost Highway)

November 7th, 2005 · Comments Off on Ryan Adams, Jacksonville City Nights (Lost Highway)

Ryan Adams Jacksonville City Nights Lost Highway By: Eric Greenwood A dilettante to some, a spoiled shit to others, and a poseur to most, Ryan Adams makes up for his bratty self-indulgence with convincing immersion into his carefully calculated roles. He's back to country crooner this year. Lick finger, hold it up to wind…yep, country […]

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Depeche Mode, Playing The Angel (Mute)

November 5th, 2005 · Comments Off on Depeche Mode, Playing The Angel (Mute)

Depeche Mode Playing The Angel Mute By: Eric Greenwood Depeche Mode was my gateway band into better music when I was a kid, so I feel like I owe a lot to them. I may be a loyal fan, but I'm not deluded. And I'm not going to look at you straight-faced and tell you […]

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Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better (Domino)

November 5th, 2005 · Comments Off on Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better (Domino)

Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better Domino By: Eric Greenwood I've been listening to the new Franz Ferdinand trying to figure out why I don't like it as much as the band's stylish debut. It has the same jaunty, angular post-punk guitar jabs, the same bouncy, half-disco beats, and even breathier, more […]

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Run-D.M.C., Run-D.M.C. King Of Rock Raising Hell Tougher Than Leather (Profile)

November 5th, 2005 · Comments Off on Run-D.M.C., Run-D.M.C. King Of Rock Raising Hell Tougher Than Leather (Profile)

Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. King Of Rock Raising Hell Tougher Than Leather Profile By: Eric Greenwood Barring nostalgia and sentimentality, listening to Run-D.M.C. in 2005 is kind of difficult. It sounds so basic and primitive compared to how far hip-hop has come in more than two decades. It’s not too far removed from going back and listening […]

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Run-D.M.C., Run-D.M.C; King Of Rock; Raising Hell; Tougher Than Leather (Profile)

November 5th, 2005 · Comments Off on Run-D.M.C., Run-D.M.C; King Of Rock; Raising Hell; Tougher Than Leather (Profile)

Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C; King Of Rock; Raising Hell; Tougher Than Leather Profile By: Eric Greenwood Barring nostalgia and sentimentality, listening to Run-D.M.C. in 2005 is kind of difficult. It sounds so basic and primitive compared to how far hip-hop has come in more than two decades. It’s not too far removed from going back and listening […]

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