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Bell X1

Flock | Yep Roc
Remember when Snow Patrol were huge in the UK but only a college-radio curio here?
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 20, 2008

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British Sea Power

Do You Like Rock Music? | Rough Trade
British Sea Power’s answer to the question posed in the title of their third album is a definite yes.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 12, 2008

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Death Cab’s Chris Walla aims for the heart and the mind

Solo shots
Chris Walla knows he’s never going to make a Steely Dan album.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 05, 2008

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Sheryl Crow

Detours | A+M
Cohesion’s where you find it, but headphone delights are everywhere.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 05, 2008

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Kate Walsh

Tim's House | Verve Forecast
Who is Kate Walsh?
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 28, 2008

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Mahjongg

Kontpag | K
It’s chaotic inside Kontpab , but a little liberating, too.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 22, 2008



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Second job

Interview: Tyler Ramsey splits the difference with Band of Horses
Tyler Ramsey is currently touring the country pulling double duty as both a solo singer-songwriter and a recent-addition guitarist in Band of Horses.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 16, 2008

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Eels

Meet the Eels: Essential Eels, Vol. 1: 1996–2006  | Geffen
Has Mark Oliver Everett ever tasted the agony of writer’s block?
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 14, 2008

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Reverend Organdrum

Hi-Fi Stereo | Yep Roc
Reverend Organdrum come by their name honestly.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 07, 2008

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Armor for Sleep

Smile for Them | Sire
It's kind of refreshing to hear a bitchy emo record that doesn’t direct all its ire toward the heartless females.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  December 26, 2007

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Daft Punk

Alive 2007 | Virgin
When a huge cheer goes up in recognition of “Around the World,” it’s tempting to join in at home.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  December 10, 2007



BEND-TO-BREAKLIST

The Color Fred

Bend To Break | Equal Vision
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Bend To Break sounds a whole lot like Foo Fighters.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  December 03, 2007

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Rock and roles

Dewey Cox and Rufus Wainwright
A good number of the jokes in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story are available for your amusement right now, well ahead of the film’s December 21 theatrical-release date.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  December 04, 2007

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Gore Gore Girls

Get the Gore | Bloodshot
This Detroit-based neo-garage combo take their name from an obscure early-’70s slasher flick.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 27, 2007

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Maritime

Heresy and the Hotel Choir | Flameshovel
The third album by this affable Milwaukee quartet is their handsomest, most assured outing yet.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 19, 2007

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Dax Riggs

We Sing of Only Blood or Love | Fat Possum
One of the best tunes here could almost pass for an outtake from Marilyn Manson’s latest.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 13, 2007



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Choir boy

Travis Morrison and his Hellfighters
Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has a new album, and though he says it’s not a solo disc, you’d be forgiven for thinking so.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 15, 2007

SMOKELIST

White Williams

Smoke | Tigerbeat6
New York–based White Williams isn’t interested in proving that laptop jocks can be as in-your-face as dudes doing rock.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 06, 2007

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Colbie Caillat

Coco | Universal
This singer-songwriter is part of an emerging breed of Billboard-climbing folk-pop babes using YouTube and MySpace to build a devoted audience from the hard drive up.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 30, 2007

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The Go! Team

Proof of Youth | Sub Pop
The Go! Team, from England, call their sophomore full-length Proof of Youth for good reason, but they needn’t have gone to the trouble.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 22, 2007

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Stars

In Our Bedrrom After the War | Arts + Crafts
This is something of a letdown.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 15, 2007


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