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Real talk

"If you're not writing about yourself, you can say anything you want, and it will probably be more revealing of your personality than if you're writing openly about your own life."
Stephin Merritt and Magnetic Fields consider Realism
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 05, 2010
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Same old song

Most music fans can probably be forgiven, at this point, for being doubting Thomases at the alleged demise of the major-label music industry.
Reissued and remastered CDs give classic releases a fresh face
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 11, 2009
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Same old song

Most music fans can probably be forgiven, at this point, for being doubting Thomases at the alleged demise of the major-label music industry.
Reissued and remastered CDs give classic releases a fresh face
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 11, 2009
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Nine-step program

The history of rock, as a technical story, is a mix of skilled craftsmen and total doofuses sticking their fingers in wall sockets over and over.
The best pedals ever to happen to rock music
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 08, 2008
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Fripp + Eno

This collection of odds and sods isn’t exactly your father’s ambient music, though guitarist Robert Fripp and keyboardist/sonic sculptor Brian Eno are certainly the genre’s papas.
Beyond Even (1992-2006) | Opal
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 25, 2008
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Chairmen of the boards

Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007


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Jung rascals

This article originally appeared in the June 28, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The Police go undercover
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  July 25, 2007
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Mystic rivers

Was Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff a charlatan?
When G.I. Gurdjieff came to Boston
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 03, 2007

Praise the Lord

This article originally appeared in the March 13, 1993 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Mary Lou’s star rises from the Red Line Platform
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 28, 2007
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The Roches

This is the saddest and loveliest of all the Roches’ albums.
Moonswept | Savoy Jazz
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 06, 2007