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October 31, 2005

Whenever Minutes.

Craig Wedren's new solo record rules. There are hints of Shudder to Think's more anxious passages, but Lapland consists mostly of Wedren's soulful, very personal observations about his life and relationships. It's an album that begins and ends close to... (Read more.)

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October 18, 2005

I'm comcastic, my beat is correct.

Folk music and East Coast days, Bert Jansch, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Dean Wareham and Brita Phillips, the perpetually-overlooked Loudon Wainwright III, the entirety of Lou Reed's spooky tone poem "Street Hassle" (the one with the creep-out Bruce Springsteen cameo... (Read more.)

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October 12, 2005

Timex Social Club Social Club.

Fiona Apple has gotten back in the game with, as she says, "A Better Version of Me." Extaordinary Machine is tasteful, witty, catchy, and cool; it analyzes 21st century romance through the same lens of indifference that we all use.... (Read more.)

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October 5, 2005

A Nickelback of Funk.

With the arrival of football comes a new slate of ads from the big spenders. So there’s Moose, the jolly guy who rented that cool car from Enterprise for his high school reunion and in the process scored with two... (Read more.)

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