Entries from November 2006

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

November 29th, 2006 · Comments Off on The Hold Steady, Boys And Girls In America (Vagrant)

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 · Comments Off on Lily Allen, Alright, Still (Regal)

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 · Comments Off on The Slits, Return Of The Giant Slits!: History And Conversation (Saf)

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 · Comments Off on The Mars Volta, Amputechture (GSL/Universal)

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 · Comments Off on The Lemonheads, The Lemonheads (Vagrant)

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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