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Fresh tracks

It’s a big deal when Someday Providence gets new music out. Their new EP extends the band’s dedication to breezy pop, but also adds depth, dimension, and a wee bit of heaviness.
New discs by Someday Providence and Suicide Bill
By BOB GULLA  |  July 16, 2008
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Mining the past

John Coltrane acid blasts rage through the Mars Volta’s new The Bedlam in Goliath.
The classic sounds of the Mars Volta and Louis XIV
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 12, 2008
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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
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Nowhere man

The buzz about Jandek is . . . is . . . Well, let’s try again.
The mysterious Jandek apparently exists — and he’s coming to Boston
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 25, 2007
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On the racks: September 12

Hard to believe it’s been over a decade since Basement Jaxx first scored a club hit with a little “Samba Magic.”
Basement Jaxx, Brazilian Girls, Black Keys, Junior Boys, and more. . .
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 13, 2006
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Double dosed

May has been a big month for mainstream rock, with high-profile releases by Pearl Jam, Tool, and Jack White’s Raconteurs racking up blockbuster sales and claiming pop-cultural real estate reserved more often these days for Kevlar-clad rappers.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ two-disc epic  
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 28, 2006


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Redemption songs

Ryan Lee and the Mindless’s There Is No Music (Solari) was one of my favorite local albums of 2005.
Ryan Lee Crosby reemerges with the Mindless
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 17, 2006