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The tasty return of Cibo Matto

There's been a lot of talk recently about how the '90s are back, much of it by me.
Back on the menu
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  July 15, 2011


Although Boris might seem just another Japanese drone-happy drop-tuned stoner-rock outfit, close inspection reveals instead a 16-year investigation of the meaning of sound and music itself.
Boris are completely out of control
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 07, 2008

Sharp accents

Boston has its own vital scene of pan-American jazz and folk (hey, Mili Bermejo, Alex Alvear, Sergio Brandão, and everyone at Ryles on Wednesday nights!).
Forro in the Dark and Marta Topferova talk the talk
By JON GARELICK  |  June 30, 2008

Electronic spin

Drake has posted a free download-only covers EP.

Jason Drakes stakes his own claim

By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  January 28, 2008

Start with some Spice

The game is on for the reunited Spice Girls.
A recipe for a tuneful 2008
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 26, 2007

Cibo Matto

You really can fit all of the hipster downtown NYC-by-way-of-Japan duo’s essential tracks on one disc without leaving anything out.
Pom Pom: The Essential Cibo Matto | Warner Bros./Rhino
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 27, 2007


On the racks: October 24, 2006

Plus Miho Hatori and Arctic Monkeys.
John Legend, Sparta, the Drones, and Albert Hammond, Jr.
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 24, 2006

Forward into the past!

Could it be just a coincidence that as I sit here writing this, a grizzled Bob Seger is gearing up for the release of Face the Promise , the Detroit rocker’s first proper studio album in, oh, forever and a day? The Lemonheads, "No Backbone" (mp3)
Oldies and more in the season’s CD releases
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 14, 2006

Gorillaz in the midst

Remember the great electronica gold rush of ’97, the year Madonna’s Maverick label won a massive bidding war over long-ignored rave mystic Liam Howlett, a/k/a Prodigy, and we all grooved to the electropunk clash of “Smack My Bitch Up”?
Damon Albarn joins Beck in the pan-cultural playground
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 17, 2006