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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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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