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The Human League | Credo

This year sees the release of yet another pathetic '80s rehash, a desperate plea for attention and relevance by a has-been by-product of an earlier, synthier decade, a record whose glossy sheen can't cover up the band's sad inability to pen a tune on a p
Wall of Sound (2011)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 29, 2011
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Review: Darkstar | North

For evidence as to why labeling subgenres of electronic music is tedious, look no further than this debut LP from UK collective Darkstar.
Hyperdub (2010)
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  October 29, 2010
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Review: Cyrus

Helicoptering parents and stay-at-home adult children have been popular issues of late, and at first, the Duplass Brothers' third feature (and their first made with a studio) seems poised to exploit them.
Umbilical discord: The Duplass Brothers get Oedipal
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2010
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Epic Win

It never seemed possible, but metal is finally getting comfortable with indie-rock proportions. What once required enormous stages with catwalks and hyperactive spark machines now really needs only kids throwing all-ages shows in basements. It's a bit m
The Martyrdom of Junius
By MATT PARISH  |  December 11, 2009
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Adrian Soiza and Dani Umpi | Dramatica

Uruguay, a small nation often shadowed by neighbors Argentina and Brazil, is home to a thriving music scene that has produced some of the best performers and composers of the "southern cone" of South America.
Los Años Luz (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 21, 2009
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Interview: Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit

In 2008, Passion Pit won Best New Artist in our Best Music Poll.
Cleaning up with this year's BMP winners
By CARLY CARIOLI AND RYAN STEWART  |  July 31, 2009


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Photos: Regeneration Tour


Belinda Carlisle, the Human League, ABC, and Flock of Seagualls, Bank of America Pavilion, August 20, 2008
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  August 21, 2008
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Retro active

The ’80s, pop culture’s most tenacious decade, were a mix of greed, technological breakthrough, and hope for a bright future.
The Regeneration Tour reheats the ’80s
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 12, 2008
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Visionaries

As I write this, Alec K. Redfearn and his Eyesores are trekking across western Europe, entertaining and amusing audiences with their picaresque,
The Eyesores’ new disc, farewell, Century Lounge
By BOB GULLA  |  April 25, 2007
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The Rosebuds

The title of the Rosebuds’ third full-length refers to Roman mythology, and the accompanying booklet sports Colonial American artwork.
Night of the Furies | Merge
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  April 10, 2007
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10 years of MTV

This article originally appeared in the July 19, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Staring into the funhouse mirror of popular culture
By GARY SUSMAN  |  July 19, 2006