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Dolores O’Riordan

Are You Listening? | Sanctuary
Dolores O’Riordan won a place in alt-rock history for her yodel-streaked vocal stylings, not her penetrating insights.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  July 02, 2007


The Go

Howl on the Haunted Beat You Ride | Cass
Fear not, Nuggets heads: on their new long-player, Jack White’s old bandmates in the Go sound as if they hadn’t heard a note of music made since 1972.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 26, 2007



Pasadena | About a Girl
I wonder whether Ozma didn’t title their new album after their suburban Los Angeles home base as a way of distinguishing themselves from Weezer.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 19, 2007


Folk heroics

Or, how M. Ward became such a big deal
“Why is he such a big deal right now?” a friend asked with some exasperation earlier this month when I mentioned that I had a phone date with M. Ward. M. Ward, "To Go Home" (mp3)
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 19, 2007


Rufus Wainwright

Release the Stars | Geffen
Despite Rufus Wainwright’s intentions, Release the Stars could be his most lavishly appointed disc yet.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 11, 2007


Mr. Lonely

Marilyn Manson goes deep
Marilyn Manson’s Eat Me, Drink Me is the first record in that’s made me want to hang out with the guy rather than gawk at him from afar.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 12, 2007

The Cinematics

A Strange Education | TVT
Despite the title of their debut album, it’s unlikely that there was anything particularly strange about the Cinematics’ education.  
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 27, 2008


The Concretes

In Colour | Astralwerks
The title of the latest release from this Swedish indie-pop outfit suggests that the Concretes have until now stuck to a pared-down black-and-white sound.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 28, 2010
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