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Schoolboy Q | Habits & Contradictions
Without much that can be considered "structure" in terms of the verse-chorus-verse standard, Q confidently wobbles through an album's worth of jaded bangers.
Top Dawg Entertainment (2012)
MICHAEL C. WALSH
| February 03, 2012
Photos: All Tomorrow's Parties Festival at Ashbury Park, NJ
Bands perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival at Ashbury Park, New Jersey on September 30-October 2, 2011.
Ashbury Park, New Jersey | September 30-October 2, 2011
| October 07, 2011
Paranoid Social Club really are out to get you
Hopefully by now you've heard the first single from Paranoid Social Club's new Axis IV , "Count on Me," and you don't need a whole lot of convincing that this is the record you'll be listening to all summer.
| May 20, 2011
Gravity and grace
Like most post-rock bands worth their “post-rock” tag, Mono — who come to the Middle East this Friday — just can’t help sounding immense.
Mono’s tender post-rock gets even bigger
| May 28, 2010
Review: Various artists | Tru Thoughts Covers
Brighton-based label Tru Thoughts emerged at the dawn of the millennium with hit down-tempo/IDM acts like Bonobo.
Tru Thoughts (2009)
| September 18, 2009
"It's the most bizarre, perverse thing," admits guitarist Greg Edwards over the phone from LA. "I don't understand why people haven't abandoned us completely."
At long last, Autolux returns
| September 04, 2009
Shudder to think
With the tools available to electronic musicians — software and limitless collaborators available through the Internet — the only limiting agents are ambition and work ethic. Well, talent, too, but that can be as easily wasted as ever if you don’t know h
Chill out this summer with Goose Bumps, Vol. 3
| July 10, 2009
Puracane | I've Been Here the Longest
Released by San Francisco groove merchants Ubiquity almost a decade ago, Puracane's debut Things You Should Leave Alone was an interesting if oddly timed proposition.
| June 12, 2009
We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| December 24, 2008
Year in National Pop: New attitudes
Are we fated to pretend?
| December 22, 2008
Like fellow studio-friendly trance band Portishead, Spiritualized know how to bring their aural soundscapes alive in real time and space.
Roxy, July 30, 2008
STEVEN LEE BEEBER
| August 04, 2008
Video: Gnarls Barkley covers Radiohead; Radiohead covers Portishead
Gnarls Barkley, "Reckoner" (Radiohead cover, Live at Rosskilde) Find more videos like this on w....
| July 11, 2008
Fuming through the dog days
In preparation for another three months of endless days and sweaty nights, here are five new albums to get you through the summer.
Five new albums to soundtrack a passive-aggressive summer
| June 18, 2008
Journey to the surface of the Earth
Looking at the landscape brings out the artist in everyone.
Landscape anew at Mass MoCA, ‘Exposure’ at the PRC, Dana Clancy at the Danforth, and grouped figures at GASP
| May 13, 2008
It’s a welcome step into new territory and a more than satisfying downer dose to set against the onset of sunny days and ice cream.
Third | Island
| April 22, 2008
Dancing in the Dark
If you’re a Cat Power devotee or even a casual fan, you’ve heard the horror stories about Chan Marshall’s live performances.
Cat Power at the Orpheum Theatre, February 7, 2008
MEGAN V. BELL
| February 12, 2008
FNX FILES [THURSDAY - 1/24]
My Chemical Romance leader Gerard Way has told the NME that the band will likely pare down their sound for their next record. After the...
| January 24, 2008
It’s all soothing, but Walker’s never too sweet.
Urban Angel | Quango
| January 14, 2008
The Mars Volta’s new Amputechture (Universal) is the first album the Los Angeles–based prog-punk ensemble have made that doesn’t have a unifying story line.
The sonic growth of the Mars Volta
| September 26, 2006
Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited
Mark up another score for the seductive spirit of Serge Gainsbourg.
Various Artists| Verve Forecast
SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON
| August 01, 2006
On the Racks: May 30, 2006
Plus, Jamie Lidell and Herbert get in the mix.
Sophie Barker, Les Claypool, and Peeping Tom
| May 31, 2006
A fetching Canadian songstress who'll appeal to No Depression readers and NPR listeners but doesn’t make a lasting impression beyond the confines of a suddenly crowded niche.
I'M A MOUNTAIN | Cold Snap/Zoë
| February 22, 2006
In Wynton's silhouette
Wynton Marsalis’s iTunes exclusive Live Session — featured in Apple’s recent “Silhouettes” TV ad — is proof enough that jazz is as downloadable as any hip DJ mash-up.
Apple gets jazzed up
| February 21, 2006
To the electronica-lite of Zero 7’s 2001 debut, Simple Things , Jamaican-born Mozez brought hot buttered soul and Marvin Gaye assurance, the former church singer wrenching real soul out of a pure digital frieze.
SO STILL | Apace
| January 23, 2006
Last year, though word barely reached the States, the Liverpool scene came back to life, with the Zutons, the Stands, and the Coral leading the resurgence.
The overlooked brilliance of the Coral
| January 17, 2006
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