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Gaslight Anthem -- Handwritten

The Gaslight Anthem | Handwritten

Handwritten finds the Gaslight Anthem firmly grounded — all grease, grit, and earnest emotion as visceral as the hometown soil caked beneath their fingernails.
Mercury (2012)
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  July 20, 2012
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The Big Hurt: Hot singles of August 23, 1986

I thought it would be fun to take a look at the Hot 100 as it stood exactly 25 years ago — mostly so I wouldn't have to listen to any fucking Katy Perry songs this week.
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 26, 2011
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Washed Out | Within and Without

Two summers ago, a number of glo-fi buzz bands surfed trendy chillwaves around the blogosphere, reaching mild popularity amongst fans of subtle, retro dance beats and laid-back vibes.
Sub Pop (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  July 15, 2011
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Cults | Cults

Don't let the ominous band name or Brooklyn-hipster über cool of boy-girl duo Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion fool you. Beneath the surface, they're just a couple of crazy kids in love — with each other and with the saccharine sounds of the Brill Bui
In The Name Of/Columbia (2011)
By JEREMY ADAMS  |  June 03, 2011
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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears | Scandalous

The soul revival has been going on long enough now that maybe it's a not a bad idea to stop calling it a revival at all.
Lost Highway (2011)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  March 11, 2011
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Toro y Moi | Underneath The Pine

Carpark (2011)
Carpark (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  February 25, 2011


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Review: Bionic Commando Rearmed 2

You can jump in Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 . Don't say I didn't warn you. If you're an orthodox fan of Bionic Commando , this news may distress you.
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By MITCH KRPATA  |  February 18, 2011
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Remember when disco was cool again? The year was 2007, and indie kids took to the revival as a flamboyant soundtrack to their flamboyant dance nights.
Moshi Moshi Records (2011)
By Michael C. Walsh  |  February 05, 2011
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Contemporary retro

At what point does present-day genre saturation override a style's era of origin?
The icy synth-pop purr of Class Actress
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  July 09, 2010
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Review: Alien Trespass

If you were ever a fan of those '50s and '60s sci-fi flicks whose trademarks were hoky FX, an eerie theremin soundtrack, and a rubber-suited monster, then Alien Trespass should scratch your nostalgia bone.
Reto-monsters retro-rampage
By TOM MEEK  |  April 01, 2009