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Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks | Mirror Traffic

Malkmus solo has always alternated concise "song" records between collections of the Jicks' sprawling jams (Pig Lib, Real Emotional Trash), but Mirror Traffic is the first time he's tried to make a Jicks-as-band record digestible.
Matador (2011)
By DAN WEISS  |  August 19, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Corgan vs. Malkmus: 15-year grudge

As a child of the '90s, I sure find it heartwarming to see a classic feud of my youth re-form for a big festival appearance.
Feud reunions
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 26, 2010
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SXSW 2010: Lost in Austin

I can’t resolve an obsession with a sound until I find it live.
Two bikes, four chords, and the truth
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  March 26, 2010
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2008 Listravaganza!

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
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008
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Feel the music

I personally find it comforting that the current number-one single in the country has a chorus that goes "I'll gas up the jet for you tonight, and baby we can go wherever you like."
We may be the last generation to give tangible tunes for Christmas
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 08, 2008
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Pavement | Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition

In 1997, not quite 10 years after he formed Pavement in Stockton, California, with friend Scott Kannberg, Stephen Malkmus was still singing like a dude unsure of what he wanted to be.
Matador (2008)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  December 02, 2008


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Rock-and-roll heart

Stephen Malkmus: expert Scrabble player, The Wire enthusiast, husband, father, indie-rock demigod.
Stephen Malkmus gets Jicky with it
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 18, 2008
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Voices carry

Stephen Malkmus never sounds like anyone other than Stephen Malkmus.
Stephen Malkmus, plus Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan as the Gutter Twins
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 05, 2008
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Going on sale: January 11, 2008

Mountain Goats, Joe Jackson, Stephen Malkmus, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  January 08, 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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Covering Dylan

Dylan is his own cover band.
From Newport to I’m Not There
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  November 20, 2007


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Tone def jam

Def Jam: Icon is a marketing memo disguised as a video game, a conceptual nightmare that collapses under the weight of brand names and ill-advised “synergy.”
This Icon is just a con
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 27, 2007
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Vinyl goes digital

Some of us still remember the famed Sub Pop singles club, and Simple Machines’ 1993 single-a-month series, which featured everyone from riot grrrls Bratmobile to slo-rockers Codeine.
Limited edition gems are now downloadable
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 20, 2006
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Tapes 'n Tapes

Like Stephen Malkmus and his merry men, these guys regard noise and distortion and weird song structures as their birthright.
The Loon | Ibid
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 31, 2006
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Found sounds

It may be a relief for long-time fans of Belle and Sebastian to hear nothing but the subtle click of rimshot snare, light piano chordings, and strummy guitar at the start of the band’s new The Life Pursuit (Matador).
Belle and Sebastian outgrow indie on The Life Pursuit
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 21, 2006