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Busta Rhymes | Back on My B.S.

Universal Motown (2009)
Increasingly surrounded by Soulja Boys and Lil Waynes, Busta Rhymes has of late taken on the look of hip-hop's Father Time.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 02, 2009

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Jason Lytle | Yours Truly, the Commuter

Anti- (2009)
Give Jason Lytle credit for consistency: throughout his first solo album, he clings to the syrupy space-folk sound he pioneered on such self-consciously widescreen epics as The Sophtware Slump.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 18, 2009

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Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band | Outer South

Merge (2009)
"That's the thing about charisma," sings Conor Oberst in a song on his new, non–Bright Eyes release, Outer South. "It makes everyone believe."
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 12, 2009

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The Thermals | Now We Can See

Kill Rock Stars (2009)
This is the fourth album from the lovably scrappy Portland (Oregon) trio, but it might as well be their 400th.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  April 21, 2009

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Mastodon | Crack the Skye

Reprise (2009)
"Mastodon are a full-on metal band for people who think they're too cool to like metal," writes Will Hermes in his four-star Rolling Stone review of the latest from these veteran Atlanta bone crushers.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 31, 2009

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Condo Fucks | Fuckbook

Matador (2009)
In the unlikely event that you haven't already discovered this on the Internet: the Condo Fucks are not the "legendary New London, CT trio" they're described as on Matador's Web site.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 23, 2009



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The Soundtrack of Our Lives | Communion

Yep Roc (2009)
In the mind of Ebbott Lundberg, who's led this Swedish psych-garage outfit for nearly a decade and a half, Who's Next posed a question in need of an answer.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 17, 2009

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U2 | No Line On the Horizon

Interscope (2009)
You don't need me to tell you whether the songs on the new U2 album reflect the social, political, economic, and religious turmoil that seems it's been defining global affairs since before we can remember.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 10, 2009

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Black Lips | 200 Million Thousand

Vice (2009)
These Atlanta-based garage-punk brats have figured out an effective way to distinguish themselves from the countless other bands working the same stylistic turf.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 24, 2009

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Nels Cline | Coward

Cryptogramophone (2009)
Cryptogramophone (2009)
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 18, 2009

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Heartless Bastards | The Mountain

Fat Possum (2009)
"I made a lot of choices, most have not been wise," sings Erika Wennerstrom on the third album by her Ohio-based garage-rock trio.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 09, 2009



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Review: Lisa ''Left Eye'' Lopes, Eye Legacy

Mass Appeal/Koch (2009)
The posthumous hip-hop release has become such a music-biz commonplace.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 27, 2009

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Review: Antony and the Johnsons' The Crying Light

Secretly Canadian (2009)
Secretly Canadian (2009)
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 20, 2009

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Review: Musiq Soulchild | Onmyradio

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Atlantic (2008)
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  December 15, 2008

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Scott Weiland | “Happy” in Galoshes

Softdrive/New West (2008)
It might be one of the year’s worst albums, an underwritten, overarranged mess of factory-floor guitar fuzz, go-nowhere vocal melodies, limp electronic beats, and lyrical clunkers
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 24, 2008

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T-Pain | Thr33 Ringz

Jive (2008)
T-Pain’s third studio album won’t surprise fans of the Tallahassee-based hip-hop maestro.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 18, 2008



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Kaiser Chiefs | Off With Their Heads

Universal/Motown (2008)
If you were hoping that Kaiser Chiefs’ hiring Mark Ronson to produce their third studio disc would result in a vintage-soul overhaul of their jittery new-wave sound, prepare to be let down.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 11, 2008

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Of Montreal | Skeletal Lamping

Polyvinyl (2008)
This feast isn’t without a good deal of filler.  
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 31, 2008

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Jolie Holland | The Living And The Dead

Anti- (2008)
Holland doesn’t really need the added rock-band muscle; she’d be worth hearing accompanied only by the tap of her own toe.  
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 08, 2008

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Lenka | Lenka

Epic (2008)
A few months ago this pint-sized diva from Down Under posted a cutesy rendition of Modest Mouse’s “Gravity Rides Everything” to her MySpace page.  
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 01, 2008

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Jem | Down to Earth

ATO (2008)
The songs broadcast their emotional content — anxiety, melancholy, resilience — with a straightforwardness you rarely hear outside children’s music.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  September 23, 2008


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