Entries from August 2006

Phoenix, It's Never Been Like That (Astralwerks)

August 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on Phoenix, It's Never Been Like That (Astralwerks)

Phoenix It's Never Been Like That Astralwerks By: Eric Greenwood Pop music rarely gets any proper respect, what with all the schlock that permeates commercial radio, but it's pop's melodic accessibility that inherently marks it as music for the masses, which, of course, is typically frowned upon by any discerning arbiter of taste. Thus, calling […]

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Danielson, Ships (Secretly Canadian)

August 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on Danielson, Ships (Secretly Canadian)

Danielson Ships Secretly Canadian By: Eric Greenwood With a shrill, pixie-stick blurt to his uneven and deliberately jagged cadence, Daniel Smith resembles the Pixies' Black Francis on crack- two octaves higher and even more erratic. It's an undeniably acquired vocal style, which, coupled with his penchant for wildly eccentric instrumentation and wide-eyed innocence, can make […]

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The Knife, Silent Shout (Mute)

August 15th, 2006 · Comments Off on The Knife, Silent Shout (Mute)

The Knife Silent Shout Mute By: Kerry M On this, the third record from Sweden's sibling duo The Knife, we find Olof Dreijer and Karin Dreijer Andersson delivering another dose of their signature synthladen eurotrash pop cacophony. Karin's processed vocals often channel a sort of strung-out and carbonite encrusted Kate Bush while icy, Spector-like walls […]

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